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United Airlines Fare Chart


Columns are sortable. Last Updated 08/14/2019

Base miles are calculated on fare class and revenue paid.
Basic Economy may be booked on various fare classes.
Note: You will earn reduced PQS,PQMs, and award miles in Basic Economy. Make sure to verify if Basic Economy at booking time.
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Fare Award Miles PQM PQS Pecking Order Description

A

ticket$ + status 150% 1.5 7 United Premium Plus (discounted fare). If you upgrade from economy to PPlus, you will earn miles based on the pre-upgraded fare class. All paid PPlus fares (O, A and R) are fully upgradeable to business class (PN or PZ). PPlus has a higher priority on the upgrade list than non-PPlus fare holders.Check out the Point's Guy article

B

ticket$ + status 150% 1.5 10 Premium Economy. Discount full fare coach.

C

ticket$ + status 200% 1.5 2 Discount Business

D

ticket$ + status 200% 1.5 3 Discount Business

E

ticket$ + status 100% 1 12 Discount Coach
F
N/A N/A N/A N/A F inventory no longer applicable for 2019.
FN
N/A N/A N/A N/A Standard 3-cabin First Award

G

ticket$ + status 100% 1 22 Deep Discount Coach

H

ticket$ + status 100% 1 14 Discount Coach

HN

N/A 100% 1 N/A Non-Elite Standard 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) Saver Business or 2-cabin First Award
J
ticket$ + status 300% 1.5 1 Full Fare Business or First. #HighRoller
JN
N/A N/A N/A N/A Elite/CC Standard Business or 2-cabin First Award.Points earning for all upgrades is based on the original purchased fare

K

ticket$ + status 100% 1 21 Deep Discount Coach

L

ticket$ + status 100% 1 20 Deep Discount Coach

M

ticket$ + status 100% 1 11 Discount Coach
N
ticket$ + status 50% .5 99 United Basic Economy (highest revenue fare). Reduced PQS, PQM, and miles earned. Basic Economy tickets may be booked in various fare classes.
O
ticket$ + status 150% 1.5 13 United Premium Plus. If you upgrade from economy to PPlus, you will earn miles based on the pre-upgraded fare class. All paid PPlus fares (O, A and R) are fully upgradeable to business class (PN or PZ). PPlus has a higher priority on the upgrade list than non-PPlus fare holders.Check out the Point's Guy article

ON

N/A N/A N/A N/A PPlus award travel. Also, C to F on 3-cabin aircraft Points earning for all upgrades is based on the original purchased fare

P

ticket$ + status 150% 1.5 5 Deep Discount Business

PN

N/A N/A N/A N/A Y/B/M 1K Instant Upgrades; All GS upgrades Y->C (CPU, RPU, GPU, miles) Points earning for all upgrades is based on the original purchased fare
PZ
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

Q

ticket$ + status 100% 1 15 Discount Coach
R
ticket$ + status 150% 1.5 8 United Premium Plus (deeply discounted). If you upgrade from economy to PPlus, you will earn miles based on the pre-upgraded fare class. All paid PPlus fares (O, A and R) are fully upgradeable to business class (PN or PZ). PPlus has a higher priority on the upgrade list than non-PPlus fare holders.Check out the Point's Guy article
RN
N/A N/A N/A N/A Confirmed Premium Plus Upgrade. Premier instant upgrade (from Y/B) for Premier Plat/Gold/Silver;
S
ticket$ + status 100% 1 18 Deep Discount Coach
T
ticket$ + status 100% 1 19 Deep Discount Coach
U
ticket$ + status 100% 1 13 Discount Coach
V
ticket$ + status 100% 1 16 Discount Coach
W
ticket$ + status 100% 1 17 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
ticket$ + status 150% 1.5 9 1st Tier Economy. Full Fare unrestricted coach class
YN
N/A N/A N/A N/A Elite/CC EasyPass Coach Award.
Z
ticket$ + status 200% 1.5 4 Deep Discount Business
ZN
N/A N/A N/A N/A Non-Elite Standard Business or 2-cabin First Award (tracks to the Z bucket). Also used for buy-up upgrade offered at check-in.

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

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

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