Program Details

The United MileagePlus program is great for travelers who want to earn bonus rewards on flights. Best of all, it's completely free to enroll. As an United MileagePlus member, you earn 5 United MileagePlus miles for every dollar you spend on United Airlines purchases and can earn up to an additional 2 United MileagePlus miles by using an affiliated credit card.

The United MileagePlus reward program also offers shopping and dining portals where members can earn even more United MileagePlus miles on local restaurants and popular retailers.

Provider

United Airlines

Earns United MileagePlus miles
How to Earn

Fly United Airlines

As a member of the United MileagePlus program, you earn bonus rewards on every United Airlines flight you purchase

United MileagePlus Member

5x on United Airlines

    Use a United MileagePlus credit card

    Apply for and use the following credit cards to earn up to an additional 2x United MileagePlus miles per $ spent on United Airlines purchases and bonus miles on your everyday purchases

    That's up to 7x miles on United Airlines

    United MileagePlus Club Card from Chase

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    United MileagePlus Explorer Card from Chase

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    Other ways to earn miles

    United Airlines offers even more ways to earn miles by shopping through their online portal and linking your credit and debit cards to their dining program.

    Shop online using an affiliated online portal

    MileagePlus Shopping

    Earn rewards from over 900 merchants

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    Link your credit & debit cards to an affiliated dining program

    MileagePlus Dining

    Earn up to 5x miles at various merchants

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    United MileagePlus Loyalty Tiers

    As you earn United MileagePlus you may qualify to earn bonus miles on United Airlines flights and receive access to other benefits and upgrades.

    MileagePlus Premier Silver

    7x miles on United Airlines flights

    MileagePlus Premier Gold

    8x miles on United Airlines flights

    MileagePlus Premier Platinum

    9x miles on United Airlines flights

    MileagePlus Premier 1K

    11x miles on United Airlines flights

    Learn how to become an elite status member

    How to Redeem

    Cash back sounds straight forward but some programs offer other ways to redeem your cash back rewards. Check the table below for all the ways United MileagePlus gives you to spend the cash back you earn.

    Redeem for

    The value of United MileagePlus miles varies depending on how you redeem them. We look at millions of flights, hotels, car rentals and reward portals to calculate what rewards are actually worth on average.

    United MileagePlus miles can also be worth more depending on the card that you own. Select a card below to see exactly how much their United MileagePlus miles are worth for each redemption option.

    Redeem United MileagePlus miles on Redemption Value

    Additional fees and restrictions may apply when redeeming. Check out the United MileagePlus website for more details.

    Transfer Partners

    Interested in earning more United MileagePlus miles or transferring them to another program? Here are the best transfer partners:

    Transfer United MileagePlus miles to another partner Base Exchange Rate

    Marriott Rewards

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    1:1

    United MileagePlus miles do not transfer to any other program

    Transfer from a partner to United MileagePlus miles Base Exchange Rate

    Starwood Preferred Guest

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    2:1

    Hilton Honors

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    10:1

    Wyndham Rewards

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    5:1

    IHG Rewards Club

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    5:1

    Ritz-Carlton Rewards

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    5:1

    Chase Ultimate Rewards

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    1:1

    World of Hyatt

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    5:2

    Marriott Rewards

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    4:1

    No other programs transfer their rewards into United MileagePlus miles

    Additional fees and restrictions may apply when transferring United MileagePlus miles. You may also be eligible for special bonuses if you transfer a certain amount of points.

    United MileagePlus program does not have any transfer partners

    These details only scrape the surface! Reward programs are highly complex and always changing. We are working hard to include even more information on the United MileagePlus program but for now, you can find the full details through the United MileagePlus website.

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