Ellite Status Upgrade Policies

Airline

Miles per segment

Segments awarded upon elite status qualification

Miles to earn/
segments earned

Earnings window

Purchase cost

Hours advance confirmation

Eligible flights

Other

           

1st level

2nd level

 

American

500

0

10,000/4

3/1 2/28

1-7: $45.00

>8: 31.25

24

72

   

United

500

0

10,000/4

While an elite status member

4: $125

8: $250

24

72

North America

 

Delta

800

4

1st level:
10,000/4

2nd level:
10,000/8

 

$40 each;

4: $120

?

?

?

Receive two one-way North American Upgrades after 40,000 base miles; 2 additional Certificates thereafter for each 20,000 base miles.

Continental

NA

Unlimited?

NA

NA

NA

24

72

Most flights systemwide

Upgrades also valid on NW flights; companion upgrades available; eleite benefits exent to 2/28 of the following year

Northwest

NA

unlimited

NA

NA

NA

?

?

domestic

2nd level: unlimited companion upgrades

USAirways

800

2 North American; 2 system-wide

1st level: 10,000/4;

2nd level: 10,000/8

   

24

72

See notes

2additional upgrades each 20,000 miles

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