Someone probably already blogged about this, but my internet connection is so shaky right now, I don’t want to take the time to check. Received an email from United today announcing that in 2011, Premier Executives (that’d be me) will be eligible to earn confirmed regional upgrades. At 75,000 EQMs or 90 EQSs you’ll earn 2 regional upgrades, and you’ll earn 2 additional upgrades for every 25,000 EQMs or 30 EQSs after that. Also, in 2012, members that hit the 75,000 EQM or 90 EQS milestone will receive upgrade priority over those below that amount of flying. In other news, 1K qualification will change slightly. You’ll need to earn 100,000 miles or 120 EQSs in 2011 to maintain 1K status. You can read the scoop from United here.
I’m fine with these changes. Looking forward to other changes as Mileage Plus and OnePass evolve into one program.