Effective for the 2019 program year, we’re changing the way you earn upgrades that are in addition to the upgrades you earn with Premier® 1K® status. For every 25,000 Premier qualifying miles (PQM) or 30 Premier qualifying segments (PQS) after you qualify for Premier 1K status, we’ll add one Global Premier Upgrade into your account. We will no longer offer additional Regional Premier Upgrades for flight activity after qualifying for Premier 1K status.
FAQs about upgrades
No. We will continue to award two Regional Premier Upgrades when a member meets all requirements for Platinum status, and we will continue to award two Regional Premier Upgrades and six Global Premier Upgrades when a member meets all requirements for Premier 1K status. We are only changing how Premier members earn additional upgrades after already reaching Premier 1K status.
Currently, Premier members earn two Regional Premier Upgrades for every 25,000 PQM or 30 PQS and two Global Premier Upgrades for every 50,000 PQM or 60 PQS after reaching Premier 1K status. In 2019, Premier members will earn one Global Premier Upgrade for every 25,000 PQM or 30 PQS after reaching Premier 1K status, and will no longer earn additional Regional Premier Upgrades.
These changes are intended to allow us to give more valuable upgrades (Global Premier Upgrades) to members sooner. Premier status benefits continue to lead the industry in this regard as Premier members can earn unlimited upgrades.