United Airlines’ Global Services is one of the most elite levels you’ll find in the airline loyalty world. Here’s a quick look inside.
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Airlines hand out goodies to their most valuable customers. While they don’t hand out quite as many freebies as they used to (my dad’s co-workers used to get crystal snifters in the mail and other such luxury items) the aviation geek in me thinks the 2016 Global Services Welcome Kit is pretty cool.
As travel has gotten more stressful the benefits of elite status are even more valuable. In some cases, what used to be free for everyone is now only free for those customers that fly most frequently. I value my American Airlines Executive Platinum status more highly than any status I’ve earned, including 1K service with United Airlines. However, Global Services is another matter. For those not aware, Global Services is an invitation-only status level that United bestows on their best customers. What defines a best customer? Well, United doesn’t list […]
Good news and interesting partnership enhancements between United Airlines and Hertz. Starting November 1st, United MileagePlus members will earn additional miles and be eligible for higher status levels with Hertz. First, the increased mileage opportunities: MileagePlus members who book with Hertz may earn the following per rental: 1,250 miles – MileagePlus Global Services, Premier 1K and Premier Platinum members; 1,000 miles – MileagePlus Premier Gold and Premier Silver members; 750 miles – Primary cardmembers of MileagePlus credit cards from Chase; or 500 miles – MileagePlus general members. On its own, […]