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United MileagePlus Premier Status Match Challenge
On the United Web page for MileagePlus Premier Status Match Challenge, it says that:
[INDENT]”To keep the matched Premier status for the remainder of the 2017 program year, you will need to earn a certain number of Premier qualifying miles (PQM) or Premier qualifying segments (PQS) on flights [B]operated[/B] [B]by[/B] United or United Express® within a 90-day Offer Period.”[/INDENT]
I’ve bolded the [B]operated by[/B] because that is my question: does this mean that if I purchase a ticket that is ticketed by United and includes a domestic United flight but that the international leg is operated by a Star Alliance partner (in my case All Nippon Airways) that this international flight will not count? I can’t really understand why this would be the case since flights operated by Star Alliance airlines seem to count towards accruing status under normal circumstances (unless I’m misunderstanding).
I’m new to united and to Star Alliance and am struggling to make sense of this. If anyone can help me out it would be much appreciated.
Hi [USER=2727]@JonZ[/USER], and welcome!
Your interpretation is correct — it’s actually pretty normal for airlines to limit challenges to just be on their flights, and not partners.
[QUOTE=”Tiffany, post: 25349, member: 7″]Hi [USER=2727]@JonZ[/USER], and welcome!
Your interpretation is correct — it’s actually pretty normal for airlines to limit challenges to just be on their flights, and not partners.[/QUOTE]
Thank you very much for answering my question. Exactly what I needed to know (though not what I had hoped to hear)!