United Is Making It Easier for Chase Cardholders to Gain Status Next Year
09.11.2023 - 18:57
/ Delta Air Lines
United Airlines is making it easier for Chase credit card holders to earn points next year and qualify for loyalty status with the airline’s MileagePlus program.
Going forward, travelers with qualifying Chase credit cards will earn 25 Premier qualifying Points (PQPs) for every $500 in qualifying purchases, United shared with Travel + Leisure. The new rate is increased from the 500 PQP’s members currently earn for every $12,000 they spend.
“We want to stay loyal to our MileagePlus members because you’ve remained loyal to us,” the airline wrote on its website. “You will not have to earn more Premier qualifying points or take more Premier qualifying flights (PQF) to get status. We’re also making it easier to earn PQP with United MileagePlus credit cards issued by Chase.”
Next year, United will also count all card-earned PQP’s toward each status level, including Premier 1K status, and will remove the annual cap of 15,000 PQP’s travelers can earn from qualifying purchases across multiple eligible United MileagePlus credit cards issued by Chase.
In addition, United will increase the total amount of PQP’s travelers can earn annually with the United ClubSM Infinite Card, allowing card holders to earn up to 10,000 PQP’s in 2024 rather than the current cap of 8,000.
Travelers must fly at least 12 Premier Qualifying Flights (PQF’s) and earn at least 4,000 PQP’s, or earn at least 5,000 PQP’s to qualify for United’s lowest Premier Silver status.
The decision to keep the program largely the same comes as competitor Delta Air Lines announced dramatic changes to its own loyalty program for next year. The airline then walked back some of those changes after facing backlash. Still, it will be harder to earn status with Delta next year and will be harder to access the airline’s Delta Sky Club airport lounges.
Following the changes, other airlines, like Alaska Airlines and JetBlue, have since agreed to match status levels for Delta customers.