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Racking up United Miles
I traveled for business and accumulated 950,000 flown miles on United. Now I am retired with a bank of miles to spend but really want to reach the Million Mile level so my partner and I can enjoy Gold status the rest of our lives. I know this is a pretty open question but perhaps someone can share ways to accelerate mileage flown on United – especially with new fare multiples?
Right now you can get a lot of really cheap business class fares which will help – though of course you likely don’t want to fly *right* this minute. But you could buy the fares for some point in the future when, hopefully, things have calmed back down. Since I assume you’re still Gold (?) that will help you accumulate the miles you need more quickly.
When you’re considering a fare, find out what fare class it is and use the site wheretocredit.com to see how many PQMs you’d earn. Keep in mind that for PQDs it’s only the fare, not the taxes & fees that count.