correct, they get the \"status\" and benefits of that such as complementary upgrades, higher award mileage earn rate, etc. But the tangible benefits you get when earning 1K status, such as PlusPoints, are technically tied to the flyers PQPs earned, so your spouse will not get those.
I have 1.3 million+ lifetime miles on UA. Been a MP member since 1984 and million miler since 2008 or so. As you can see it took a lo-o-ng time to get to 1mm miles. But it's absolutely worth it. When I neared both 1mm miles and retirement I took some mileage runs to get the status. In addition to what Ben has mentioned another perk is economy plus seating at no extra charge....
I have 1.3 million+ lifetime miles on UA. Been a MP member since 1984 and million miler since 2008 or so. As you can see it took a lo-o-ng time to get to 1mm miles. But it's absolutely worth it. When I neared both 1mm miles and retirement I took some mileage runs to get the status.In addition to what Ben has mentioned another perk is economy plus seating at no extra charge. At 192 cm and 115 kg that matters! Plus free checked bags too.Thanks UA from a long time flyer.
I cleared one million a few years ago. I was really close and I stepped up my flying (including some mileage runs) while United was still awarding miles based on distance. I have a nice chunk of miles now and my wife is also Gold which is great when she is flying by herself.
Doing this can be beneficial when it comes to earning and redeeming miles too. Continually booking with the same airlines means you keep building up your balances with those mileage programs. When it comes time to redeem for an award flight, you end up flying with those same airlines or some of their partners. In some cases, the elite benefits you have earned will even carry through to your award tickets.
Great Circle Mapper is a simple to use website for finding a close approximation of the flight distance used by airlines between airports. These mileage estimates are usually within five miles of the miles airlines use for these routes.
*For customers who meet the PQM or PQS requirement of this promotion on or after July 1, 2019, status is valid through January 2021, unless a higher Premier level is earned. This is a good reason to hold off on making your status match request until July 1, if you can help it. Visit mileageplus.com/premier for more information on the MileagePlus Premier program.
In addition to United, all 28 members of the Star Alliance as well as a number of other airlines participate in the MileagePlus program to a certain degree. MileagePlus miles can then be both earned and redeemed on United flights, as well as on any partner airline. However, certain booking classes on partner airlines are excluded from mileage accrual.
Infinite Elite was a promotional program offered by Continental Airlines in the early 1990s that offered lifetime Platinum Elite status on Continental for flying a certain mileage amount for a number of continuous years. With the integration of OnePass and MileagePlus, Infinite Elite members will be offered Premier 1K status, but will not receive Global Premier Upgrades. 59ce067264