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The 2012 MileagePlus® program began on March 3. Prior to that, MileagePlus and OnePass® members could log in to view personalized details for the 2012 MileagePlus program. A customized page appeared with details about 2012 Premier® status for those who qualified, a recalculated lifetime miles balance for many MileagePlus members and additional details about the change to MileagePlus account numbers.
2012 Premier status levels and associated benefits officially began March 3
If you qualified for 2012 Premier status, you received a new credential card in late February with your permanent MileagePlus number. If you linked your OnePass and MileagePlus accounts, your 8-digit alpha numeric number became your permanent MileagePlus number.
2011 Elite status and credential validity was extended through March 2
Elite members received a letter in the mail with a special sticker that, when affixed to their 2011 card, extended its validity through March 2. The sticker gave Star Alliance Gold members access to applicable lounges when traveling internationally. We worked closely with our airline partners to ensure uninterrupted benefits during this interim period.
Note: If you earned a higher status for 2012 than what was reflected on your 2011 credential, you’ll continue to receive benefits based on this higher status when traveling on United (using the 2011 Elite tier mapping and program rules). If you have a lower status in 2012, you continued to receive benefits based on your 2011 status through March 2.
Leading up to the launch of the 2012 MileagePlus program, nothing changed with how you managed your travel. You could continue to use your MileagePlus or OnePass number to book flights, check in, request upgrades and redeem miles over the phone or at the airport.