Tuesday, January 17, 2012

2012 United Airlines MileagePlus Program Begins March 3, 2012

We have received the following bulletin from United Airlines: MileagePlus, the loyalty program of the new United, will officially launch the 2012 program benefits on March 3, 2012. Over the coming days, MileagePlus and OnePass members will receive a merger update email directing them to log-in to a personalized preview of their 2012 status. The custom web page will contain a combination of messages that are relevant and personalized to their specific account. Messages may include: • Confirmation of 2012 Premier status as of March 3, 2012 for those who qualified based on 2011 activity • Notification that the member will receive a sticker to extend the expiration date of his/her 2011 elite status card (2011 elite members only) • Details about recalculated MileagePlus lifetime miles balances and, for members who have accounts in both programs and linked them, details regarding their combined lifetime miles balance at the start of the 2012 program • A few details about the upcoming change to eight-character alphanumeric account numbers Because we are extending the 2011 elite status and benefits until the 2012 program begins, members who had elite status in 2011 will soon receive a sticker to affix to their 2011 membership card - extending its expiration date through March 2, 2012. This sticker, once applied, will help ensure uninterrupted lounge benefits for Star Alliance Gold members traveling on partner flights, where applicable. 2011 elite members who do not receive a sticker before travel may also obtain one at any United Club location beginning January 20. Members who have qualified for 2012 Premier status can expect to receive their 2012 Premier membership kits and cards in late February. Final details about the account number transition will also be communicated at that time. For more information, log into your MileagePlus account. www.premieretravel.com