United Status Match Challenge for 2020

United Status Match Challenge for 2020

United Status Match Challenge for 2020

United Airlines is offering those with frequent flier status at competing airlines the opportunity to receive United status as well. This United Status Match Challenge for 2020 will allow Delta Medallion gold members to experience United MileagePlus Premier Gold.  American Airlines Platinum Pro members get to try out MileagePlus Premier Platinum. The offer will get you United Premier status for 90 days and it is possible to extend through next year, or even 2022.

Status Match Offer

If you meet the criteria to participate in the Premier status match offer, your account will be upgraded for 90 days to Premier Silver, Premier Gold or Premier Platinum status based on the level you hold in your current frequent flyer program. For example:

Premier status levels
Frequent flyer program Level Level Level
Delta Air Lines Medallion® level Silver Gold Platinum
American Airlines AAdvantage elite status Gold Platinum Platinum Pro
Level matched to in MileagePlus Premium Silver Premier Gold Premier Platinum

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Status Challenge

If they want to keep the status beyond that, they must fly a certain number of flights within the 90-day period. To maintain Premier Silver status, within 90 days, you must fly four qualifying flights and earn 1,000 points. For gold, those numbers increase to six flights and 2,000 points. Travelers seeking platinum status must fly 10 flights and earn 3,000 points within a 90-day period.

PQF and PQP requirements
MileagePlus Premier status PQF and PQP requirements
Premier Silver Fly 4 PQF and earn 1,000 PQP on flights operated by United or United Express
Premier Gold Fly 6 PQF and earn 2,000 PQP on flights operated by United or United Express
Premier Platinum Fly 10 PQF and earn 3,000 PQP on flights operated by United or United Express

There is some restrictions. You can’t transfer your status to MileagePlus if you only have status at the other airline based on a similar challenge. You can’t reapply for status match if you’ve already done the program within the past five years and you cannot earn a higher status than what you applied for within the 90-day period.

Customers who earn Premier status through this promotion will have their accounts updated in the system within five to seven business days of completion and posting of the outlined PQF and PQP requirements for the status level matched to in MileagePlus. Earned 2020 Premier status is valid through January 2021. The MileagePlus status is valid through January 2022 for customers who earn Premier status through this promotion on or after July 1, 2020.

To be considered for Premier status through this promotion, please complete this MileagePlus Premier Status Match Challenge form.

Guru’s Wrap-up

If you have Delta or AA status already, then this is an easy to match to United Premier status for free for 90 days. If you think you might get some use out of the Premier status you can try fulfilling the requirement to extended it even longer.

Just plan accordingly, based on when you plan to fly most with United Airlines. If you complete the challenge requirements before July 1st, your status will expire on 1/31/21. If you complete it on or after Just 1st, your status is valid until 1/31/22.

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