Milepoint Premium United Miles Posting

I’m a co-founder of frequent flyer community, but I ponied up the $59 for premium membership.

By paying for a year up front, I took advantage of the offer which came with 2000 United miles, Hyatt Platinum or 2000 points for existing Hyatt elites, and National Car Rental Executive status as well as a variety of other benefits like a free Gogo inflight wireless session.

I didn’t get in on the first round, but I did the second time it was available (the offer is no longer available with United miles and Hyatt status, but $3.99 monthly premium membership does include ad-free viewing, National Car Rental status, and a host of travel-related discounts.)

My 2000 United miles posted sometime over the past 24 hours:

I’ve received several questions about when points would post and the answer appears to be ‘in less time than promised.’ Love that.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Good luck getting the average reader to upgrade with these “benefits”.$48 is quite a lot with minimal benefits (especially compared to the past).

  2. Gary – no disrespect – but is this news worthy? I mean you are saying to people, “Hey. My miles posted to UA for a site that I co own?”

  3. I had no idea how long it would take or what the united process would be… this is my first time seeing the process from the other side. I bought in as a regular consumer and shared a data point that helps answer a question I’ve gotten a lot. So seemed worth a quick note.

  4. I signed up the very first day the Prem membership was offered, and my points just posted the same day as Gary and other who signed up later.. So I guess they probably process them in batches.

  5. Thanks for the heads up. I signed up for the premium membership. I checked, and the 2000 UA points just posted last week.

  6. I received my UA and Hyatt points very recently, also. Bravo on the concise post, as well. 😉 There weren’t any anecdotes about it taking 113 days to receive a similar number of Delta miles 12 years ago. 🙂

  7. My UA miles posted Sept. 15. I requested 2000 points from Hyatt; got Elite status instead. (I may have misread the offer; it may have been 2000 points if you are already elite. I was amazed I still had Hyatt points in my account; I guess they never expire even if you’re inactive for decades :-).


  9. @Mike – as I’ve said the promise is a longer time period, don’t worry for another month, promised timeframe was greater than that

  10. Just received my Hyatt points. Even thought the MP confirmation said “Elite Status”, I got points. Also extended my Hyatt membership for a further 12 months. Took about 6 weeks for them to post.

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