I really want to give someone at Mileage Plus a big hug right about now. This is probably the best week for Mileage Plus, well, ever. Check out the 2010 Elite Choice rewards. This is easily the best I’ve seen. Simply awesome.
While there aren’t the “rewards” for thresholds below one’s status level anymore, the rewards above status levels are phenomenal. As a 1K, for example, I could get 25,000 redeemable miles for passing 125,000 elite qualifying miles and another 25,000 redeemable miles for passing 175,000 elite qualifying miles. That’s quite an incentive! Other options include nominating someone to Premier or Premier Executive (yes, you heard me right) status. The benefits get even better for those at lower status levels.
Now, where it really gets fun is with the competitions they have set up for next year:
- For each month in 2010, the Elite Choice-registered Mileage Plus® member who has the highest number of EQM earned on United® and United Express® flights flown that month will receive two Systemwide Upgrades and a Premier Executive® nomination. Terms and conditions
- The first 50 Elite Choice-registered Mileage Plus members to reach 250,000 EQM or 250 EQS will receive 50,000 redeemable miles and a 1K® nomination. Terms and conditions
That’s so awesome! I figured next year would be a pretty normal year for me as far as travel goes (which means 300,000+ elite qualifying miles), but it might just be a bit more fun than I expected. 😀
(Tip of the hat to Rick)