United Airlines’ MileagePlus Program will officially launch on March 3rd 2012. On this date the loyalty program of the new United will merge members of Mileage Plus and OnePass. These members will receive a merger update email directing them to log-in to a personalized preview of their 2012 status. Each member's account will be customized to contain a combination of relevant messages. These messages may include:
Confirmation of 2012 Premier status as of March 3, 2012 for those who qualified based on 2011 activity
Notification that the member will receive a sticker to extend the expiration date of his/her 2011 elite status card (2011 elite members only)
Details about recalculated MileagePlus lifetime miles balances and, for members who have accounts in both programs and linked them, details regarding their combined lifetime miles balance at the start of the 2012 program
With these new changes, members will also be receiving a new eight-digit alphanumeric MileagePlus Account Number.
Elite Status Members: With the extension of the elite status, members will be receiving a sticker to place on their 2011 membership cards; thus extending its expiration date through March 2, 2012. This sticker, once applied, will help ensure uninterrupted lounge benefits for Star Alliance Gold members traveling on partner flights, where applicable. 2011 elite members who do not receive a sticker before travel may also obtain one at any United Club location after January 20.
Premiere Status Members: Members who have qualified for 2012 Premier status can expect to receive their 2012 Premier membership kits and cards in late February. Final details about the account number transition will also be communicated at that time.
For more information, log into your MileagePlus account.