United Airlines follows the competition – also offering double elite miles

Several days ago, Grant wrote about a new promotion from American Airlines, offering double elite qualifying miles. It was only a matter of time till the next airline followed – and United Airlines did just that.

Between September 3rd and December 15th (which just happens to match the American Airlines dates), you’ll earn miles twice as fast on United Airlines. These miles are not redeemable though – they only count towards your yearly number for elite status.

This means you’ll be able to reach Premier level with just 12,500 miles, or 1K with 50,000 miles. The promotion is not automatic, so head on over to their promo page and enter your Mileage Plus number.

If you fly a lot of short flights, you can also opt to earn double earning segments – but you can only pick one of the two, miles or segments, so pick wisely.

If you have any travel coming up this year, I highly recommend signing up for all these promotions – even if you end up falling short of the requirements, they can’t be applied retroactively, and it only takes a few minutes to enter your information.