United’s 50% Bonus On PQM (Premier Qualifying Miles) Offer – TB5M11


United has launched a new targeted offer today for 50% bonus on PQM’s on travel between April 17 and May 23, 2013. You can access this offer here.


This offer is valid for first, business and high-economy fare classes (F, A, J, C, D, Z, P, Y, B, M, E, U, H, Q & V).

Note that per terms and conditions this offer is only valid for round-trip travel and ticketed must occur AFTER you have registered for this promotion. This would imply that tickets issued previously are not eligible for this promotion.


This offer is targeted and my Mileage Plus account was not eligible.


Seems that DEQM (double elite qualifying miles) offers are alive and well in 2013 as well. Southwest have had their offer already for a while and seems that they might be expanding to other airlines as well.

Let’s hope that we would have a system-wide offer soon that would be open for all and not targeted.

I first learned about this offer on FlyerTalk post that you can access here.

Here are terms and conditions of this offer:

  1. On paid qualifying flights members can earn a 50% Premier qualifying miles bonus on base miles earned for travel in United Global First, United First, United BusinessFirst, United Business, full-fare United Economy, or discount United Economy (F, A, J, C, D, Z, P, Y, B, M, E, U, H, Q and V fare classes).

  2. Offer valid for roundtrip tickets purchased between April 17, 2013, and May 23, 2013, for travel between April 17, 2013, and May 23, 2013.

  3. Registration required before travel at united.com.

  4. Offer valid for MileagePlus members who are the original recipients of an email invitation from MileagePlus.

  5. To qualify, it is required that you register on united.com before travel, then purchase and complete paid roundtrips anywhere worldwide on flights operated by United.

  6. Offer is not valid on United-marketed codeshare flights operated by other carriers.

  7. Offer is not valid on government fares.

  8. Roundtrip is defined as travel from an origin city to a destination city with return travel beginning in the destination city back to the origin city. Open jaw and circle trip itineraries do not qualify.

  9. This offer does not apply to Premier qualifying segments, class-of-service bonus miles, class-of-service PQM, Premier bonus miles, redeemable bonus miles or other promotional PQM.

  10. PQM cannot be redeemed for award travel.

  11. Bonus is not combinable.

  12. Bonus may be earned an unlimited number of times in accordance with these terms and conditions.

  13. Bonus will be posted to the member’s MileagePlus account six to eight weeks after the end of the promotion period.

  14. Electronic ticket purchase is required. Tickets purchased in the U.S. through United Reservations are subject to a $25 ticketing fee and tickets purchased at airport ticket counters are subject to a $30 ticketing fee. Fees are subject to change.

  15. Offer is subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.

  16. Miles accrued, awards, and benefits issued are subject to change and are subject to the rules of the United MileagePlus program. United may change the MileagePlus program including, but not limited to, rules, regulations, travel awards and special offers or terminate the MileagePlus program at any time and without notice. Bonus award miles, award miles and any other miles earned through non-flight activity do not count or qualify for Premier® status unless expressly stated otherwise. United and its subsidiaries, affiliates and agents are not responsible for any products and services of other participating companies and partners. Taxes and fees related to award travel are the responsibility of the member. The accumulation of mileage or Premier status or any other status does not entitle members to any vested rights with respect to the program. United and MileagePlus are registered service marks. For complete details about the MileagePlus program, go to united.com/mileageplus.

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