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Fare Award Miles PQM PQS Pecking Order Description

A2

175% 200% 1.5 4 Two Cabin discounted Fare First Class. Round The World First is booked in this class.

A3

250% 200% 1.5 2 Three Cabin discounted Fare First Class. Round The World First is booked in this class.

B

125% 150% 1.5 11 2nd Tier Economy. Discount full fare coach.

C

175% 200% 1.5 6 Business

D

175% 200% 1.5 7 Business

E

100% 100% 1 13 Discount Coach

F2

175% 300% 1.5 3 Two Cabin full Fare Unrestricted First Class

F3

250% 300% 1.5 1 Three Cabin full Fare Unrestricted First Class

FN

N/A N/A N/A N/A EasyPass 3-cabin First Award

G

100% 100% 1 23 Deep Discount Coach

H

100% 100% 1 15 Discount Coach

HN

100% 100% 1 1 Non-Elite EasyPass Coach Award (tracks to the H bucket)
I
N/A N/A N/A N/A Non-Elite and Low Elite SaverPass Business or 2-cabin First Award
IN
N/A N/A N/A N/A Elite (Plat/1K/GS) SaverPass Business or 2-cabin First Award
J
175% 300% 1.5 5 Full Fare Business
JN
N/A N/A N/A N/A Elite/CC EasyPass Business or 2-cabin First Award.Points earning for all upgrades is based on the original purchased fare

K

100% 100% 1 22 Deep Discount Coach

L

100% 100% 1 21 Deep Discount Coach

M

100% 100% 1 12 Discount Coach

N

100% 100% 1 24 Deep Discount Coach

O

N/A N/A N/A 13 SaverPass 3-cabin First Award. Points earning for all upgrades is based on the original purchased fare

ON

N/A N/A N/A 14 C to F on 3-cabin aircraft Points earning for all upgrades is based on the original purchased fare

P

150% 200% 1.5 9 Discount Business

PN

N/A N/A N/A N/A B/M-Up for Elites (tracks to the P bucket); All GS upgrades Y->C (CPU, RPU, GPU, miles) Points earning for all upgrades is based on the original purchased fare

Q

100% 100% 1 16 Discount Coach
R
N/A N/A N/A N/A Upgrade to Business/Domestic F (except GS). Points earning for all upgrades is based on the original purchased fare
RN
N/A N/A N/A N/A This has recently been reported to be internal-use only, not elite upgrades. The reality of that report is not yet clear. Points earning for all upgrades is based on the original purchased fare. Points earning for all upgrades is based on the original purchased fare
S
100% 100% 1 19 Deep Discount Coach

T

100% 100% 1 20 Deep Discount Coach
U
100% 100% 1 14 Discount Coach
V
100% 100% 1 17 Discount Coach

W

100% 100% 1 18 Discount Coach
X
N/A N/A N/A N/A Non-Elite SaverPass Coach Award.
XN
N/A N/A N/A N/A Elite SaverPass Coach Award.
Y
125% 150% 1 10 1st Tier Economy. Full Fare unrestricted coach class
YN
N/A N/A N/A N/A Elite/CC EasyPass Coach Award.
Z
150% 200% 1.5 8 Deep Discount Business
ZN
N/A N/A N/A N/A Discount Business

Color
code

Description

x

Coach

x

First / Business

Upgrade Chart

Mileage Regions (UAL ONLY) Complimentary Premier
Upgrades
Regional
Premier
Upgrades
Global
Premier
Upgrades
MileagePlus
Upgrade
Awards
Continental U.S.
(non-p.s.® flights)
Yes Yes Yes Yes
New York (JFK) to Los Angeles (LAX) or San Francisco (SFO) (p.s.® flights) No Yes Yes Yes**
Hawaii Yes Yes Yes Yes**
Honolulu (HNL) to Houston (IAH), Newark (EWR) or Washington (IAD) No Yes Yes Yes
Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America Yes Yes Yes Yes**
Northern South America Yes Yes Yes Yes**
Southern South America No Yes Yes Yes
Newark (EWR) or Houston (IAH) to Lima (LIM) No No Yes* Yes
Europe, Middle East, Africa No No Yes* Yes
Australia, New Zealand No No Yes* Yes
Asia, Japan No No Yes* Yes
Within Asia, Oceania Yes Yes Yes Yes**
Tokyo (NRT) to Bangkok (BKK) or Singapore (SIN) No No Yes* Yes
Honolulu (HNL) to Guam (GUM) No No Yes* Yes

More Information / The fine print...

*Global Premier Upgrades are not available on flights booked in fare classes Z, P, S, T, K, L, G or N.
**Co-pay is waived for Premier members


SaverPass Award Seats
O - SaverPass 3-cabin First Award
IN - Elite (Plat/1K/GS) SaverPass Business or 2-cabin First Award
I - Non-Elite and Low Elite SaverPass Business or 2-cabin First Award
XN - Elite SaverPass Coach Award
X - Non-Elite SaverPass Coach Award

EasyPass Award Seats
FN - EasyPass 3-cabin First Award
JN - Elite/CC EasyPass Business or 2-cabin First Award
ZN - Non-Elite EasyPass Business or 2-cabin First Award (tracks to the Z bucket)
YN - Elite/CC EasyPass Coach Award
HN - Non-Elite EasyPass Coach Award (tracks to the H bucket)

Upgrade Awards
ON - C to F on 3-cabin aircraft
JN - Y-Up for Elites (tracks to the J bucket; i.e. last seat availability)
PN - B/M-Up for Elites (tracks to the P bucket); All GS upgrades Y->C (CPU, RPU, GPU, miles)
R - Upgrade to Business/Domestic F (except GS)
RN - This has recently been reported to be internal-use only, not elite upgrades. The reality of that report is not yet clear.
Points earning for all upgrades is based on the original purchased fare. Also see below.

Upgrades Note that upgraded flights will post to your MileagePlus statement as Z(X) where the second letter (X) is the original booking class. That letter defines the earning rate for the flight as points are earned based on the original booking class.

If you purchase a ticket on a flight that is marketed by United but operated by another airline (known as a code-share flight), the operating airline determines how many miles you earn for your flight. Note that the booking class that appears on your ticket may differ from the booking class that the operating airline uses to determine flight miles earned.

Pecking Order By Fare
First class: F, A
Business class: J, C, D, Z, P
Coach class: Y, B,M, E, U, H, Q, V, W, S, T, L, K, G, N
NOTE: Fare classes Z, P, S, T, L, K, G and N may only be upgraded on flights to select regions. See the upgrade regions chart for full details on upgrade eligibility and fare restrictions.


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Nikki says,"For the past 3 years, I have been able to purchase a business class (Z) upgrade from an S fare for TransAtlantic flights, The upgrade is offered at the at the time of check-in, (either online or at the counter domestically, and overseas at the ticket counter). The cost starts around $550 (but cannot use miles). Not sure if you'd like to annotae that, but just thought I'd contribute.

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