I have blogged in the past about AA’s secret challenge program that is a fast track to Gold or Platinum Elite status.
United now is offering a similar program, although it differs in many details.
You can get 2P(Premier) or 1P (Premier Executive) status through the program.
To enroll call 1-800-421-4655 and ask to sign up for promo MPP597
The cost is $100.
Fly 6,250 EQM’s within 90 days of registration and you get 2P status.
Fly 12,500 EQM’s within 90 days of registration and you get 1P status.
Status lasts from the time when you complete the challenge until 02/08.
(For those of you not familiar with EQM’s it means elite qualifying miles. On united all fares earn 100% eqm’s except full fare coach, business, and first which earn 150% eqm’s. Basically if your flight is 10,000 miles and you’re in a regular coach fare you will get 10,000 EQM’s, if you are flying in first you will get 15,000 EQM’s.)
If people request it, I can make another post hammering out the exact details between the AA and UA challenges…