UA Insider on Milepoint.com announced that members of United MileagePlus who earn Global Premier Upgrades (GPU) and Regional Premier Upgrades (RPU) will now have more time in which to use them. The upgrades will be valid through the end of the following Premier program year instead of one year from the date of issue. So, for example, all GPUs and RPUs earned in 2012 will be valid through Jan. 31, 2014 and those earned in 2013 will be valid through Jan, 31, 2015 and so on. And all current unused GPUs and RPUs will also be extended and will be valid through the end of the next Premier program year (Jan. 31, 2014). This includes GPUs and RPUs that are waitlisted or redeposited. Upon redeposit, the extended validity date will be reflected.