United Airlines

Get United Status from Gold Up to 1K Premier with Qualifying Polaris Flights to London (Targeted)

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If you fly between the US and London in Business class, you need to register for this promotion now, before you forget. (Note that the offer appears widely targeted but some people are getting messages they aren’t eligible.)Maybe you’re lucky enough to fly on the company’s dime. Maybe we’ll get lucky with a crazy fare sale. But if you can get yourself on the EWR-LHR flight in Polaris Business Class (even if you start at a different US city and even if you connect beyond LHR, this promo is for you – offering Gold status for 1 round trip, Platinum status for 2 round trips, and Premier 1K for 4 round trips by December 15th.

Remember, this means, at a minimum, Star Alliance Gold status. Status will be valid until to January 31, 2021.

One note: You will not be eligible to do the crossover to Marriott or Hertz status when you qualify via this promotion.

Anyone need to fly me to London? 😉  If you find any really cheap qualifying fares, please post in the comments or on the Group!

HT to Loyalty Lobby for this tip.

Get United Status up to 1K Premier with Qualifying Polaris Flights to London

Here are the details from the registration page.


Register here before flying.

Do you like your pie shepherd style or with extra pepperoni? For a short time, you can get to the next Premier® level more quickly when you fly United Polaris® business class between New York/Newark (EWR) and London Heathrow (LHR) and savor both world-class cities.

You have until December 15, 2019, to register, book and travel on qualifying United® flights. Once you meet your challenge milestones, you’ll enjoy your new status through 2020.

Experience our streamlined meal service, which means more time to catch some Zzzs.


Take off to

Premier Gold

Book and take 1 qualifying roundtrip* between EWR and LHR in United Polaris business class
As a member with Gold status, you’ll enjoy these benefits:

Complimentary Economy Plus® seating at time of booking, for you and a companion, when available

Eight award miles† for every dollar you spend on United flights

Two complimentary checked bags, standard size, up to 70 pounds each

Star Alliance™ Gold status benefits including access to many Star Alliance lounges, Gold Track and more when traveling with Star Alliance partners**

Take off to

Premier Platinum

Book and take 2 qualifying roundtrips* between EWR and LHR in United Polaris business class
As a member with Platinum status, you’ll enjoy these benefits:

Two Regional Premier Upgrades

Complimentary Economy Plus® seating at time of booking, for you and up to 8 companions, when available

Nine award miles† for every dollar you spend on United flights

Three complimentary checked bags, standard size, up to 70 pounds each

Take off to

Premier 1K®

Book and take 4 qualifying roundtrips* between EWR and LHR in United Polaris business class
As a member with 1K® status, you’ll enjoy these benefits:

Two Regional Premier Upgrades and six Global Premier Upgrades

Complimentary Economy Plus® seating at time of booking, for you and up to 8 companions, when available

Complimentary Premier Upgrade confirmation as early as 96 hours before departure

1K 1Call line with specially trained representatives to provide you with the highest level of service.

*Roundtrip is defined as two flight segments flown between Newark (EWR) and London (LHR) and can begin in any location. Flights must be in Polaris Business, eligible for Premier Qualifying Dollar credit and booked in one of the following fare classes: J, C, D, Z, P (all revenue fare classes). For this promotion, flight requirements can be completed as roundtrips, or as individual segments that don’t need to be on the same reservation. Flight segment requirements for this offer are not the same as Premier Qualifying Segments (PQS). Please see terms and conditions for more information.

**Visit united.com for details on eligible Star Alliance member flights.

† MileagePlus members earn award miles on United and United Express® flights based on ticket price (base fare plus carrier-imposed surcharges) and MileagePlus status. For details see united.com/earnmiles


Terms and conditions

  1. Offer valid only for original recipients of the invitation from MileagePlus.
  2. Members are required to register through the promotion registration website before they can participate in the promotion.
  3. Members who register will receive Premier status by completing qualifying flight requirements. A “Qualifying Flight” is a flight operated by United between New York/Newark (EWR) and London Heathrow (LHR) in United Polaris business class, that is booked after registration and completed between the dates of August 16, 2019, and December 15, 2019 (“Challenge Period”).
  4. Members who complete the following “Qualifying Flight Requirements” during the Challenge Period will earn the listed reward:
    1. Members who complete at least 1 roundtrip or 2 flight segments in Polaris business class between EWR and LHR on United during the Challenge Period will earn Premier Gold status.
    2. Members who complete at least 2 roundtrips or 4 flight segments in Polaris business class between EWR and LHR on United during the Challenge Period will earn Premier Platinum status
    3. Members who complete at least 4 roundtrips or 8 flight segments in Polaris business class between EWR and LHR on United during the Challenge Period will earn Premier 1K® status.
  5. Members who earn Premier status through this promotion will have their accounts updated within five to seven business days of meeting the Qualifying Flight Requirements. Premier status will be valid until to January 31, 2021.
  6. Flights operated by United, United Express, or Star Alliance member airlines during the Challenge Period will count toward meeting the Qualifying Flight Requirements; however, any other bonus or promotional segments do not count toward the Qualifying Travel Requirements.
  7. Through this offer, you will not be able to qualify for a higher Premier status level than the status you earn. However, you will still be able to qualify for a higher status level after the end of this promotion if you meet one of the published qualification requirements for Premier status. Members who earn Premier status through this offer are not eligible to participate in the status match offer with Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® and Marriott Rewards® through RewardsPlus.
  8. Participation does not guarantee Premier status.
  9. All flight activity must be posted to the member’s MileagePlus account in order to qualify for the promotion. Flights must be in Polaris Business, eligible for Premier Qualifying Dollar credit and booked in one of the following fare classes: J, C, D, Z, P (all revenue fare classes). Flights on award travel tickets and other tickets that do not earn Premier qualifying credits, do not qualify for meeting the requirements of this offer. Offer may be earned for a maximum of one time and is not combinable with other offers.
  10. Offer is subject to cancellation or change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.
  11. Miles accrued, awards, and benefits issued are subject to change and are subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus program, including without limitation the Premier program (the “MileagePlus Program”), which are expressly incorporated herein. United may change the MileagePlus Program including, but not limited to, rules, regulations, travel awards and special offers or terminate the MileagePlus Program at any time and without notice. United and its subsidiaries, affiliates and agents are not responsible for any products or services of other participating companies and partners. Taxes and fees related to award travel are the responsibility of the member. Bonus award miles, award miles and any other miles earned through non-flight activity do not count toward qualification for Premier status unless expressly stated otherwise. The accumulation of mileage or Premier status or any other status does not entitle members to any vested rights with respect to the MileagePlus Program. All calculations made in connection with the MileagePlus Program, including without limitation with respect to the accumulation of mileage and the satisfaction of the qualification requirements for Premier status, will be made by United Airlines and MileagePlus in their discretion and such calculations will be considered final. Information in this communication that relates to the MileagePlus Program does not purport to be complete or comprehensive and may not include all of the information that a member may believe is important, and is qualified in its entirety by reference to all of the information on the united.com website and the MileagePlus Program rules. United and MileagePlus are registered service marks. For complete details about the MileagePlus Program, go to united.com.See additional MileagePlus terms and conditions.

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