To qualify for 2016 Premier status, United MileagePlus members will be required to spend more
Delta SkyMiles recently upped the Medallion Qualification Dollars needed for the 2016 membership year and now United has announced higher qualification requirements for Premier status.
As with SkyMiles, the mileage thresholds for the elite levels will remain the same, but the dollar component has risen.
For 2016 Premier status the following Premier Qualification Dollars (PQD) will apply:
– Premier Silver status requires $3,000 in PQD, up from $2,500
– Premier Gold status requires $6,000 PQD, up from $5,000
– Premier Platinum status requires $9,000 PQD, up from $7,500
– Premier 1K status requires $12,000 PQD, up from $10,000
Read more about this change, HERE.
INSIDE|Point: United is following Delta’s lead. The PQD requirement is required for those members living in the United States only. This is for the 2016 membership year, which is based on qualifying activity during the 2015 calendar year (Jan. 1, 2015 – Dec. 31, 2015).