United MileagePlus and Copa Airlines Update

Screen Shot 2014-11-21 at 6.07.24 PM
United MileagePlus and Copa Airlines Update

Copa Airlines Launches Loyalty Program in 2015

Copa Airlines will launch its own loyalty program in July 2015 and will no longer be a part of United’s MileagePlus program. Copa Airlines will remain a Mileage Plus partner and Star Alliance member and will continue to offer Star Alliance elite benefits to United MileagePlus elites, however Copa Airlines will no longer honor several MileagePlus specific elite benefits on July 1, 2015. United elites will no longer receive complimentary elite upgrades or instant upgrades on qualifying full fare tickets and miles earned on Copa flights will no longer count towards lifetime status or the minimum segment requirement for annual status. Additionally, Copa Airlines flights on tickets that aren’t issued by United will not earn Premier qualifying dollars. Complimentary same day flight changes and access to priority economy seats will also be discontinued on July 1, 2015.

For more information on the changes related to Copa Airlines and United MileagePlus, click HERE.

INSIDE|Point: Another program update on the heels of recent program changes effecting United MileagePlus elite members.