UNITED MAKES GETTING AN UPGRADE EASIER

United Airlines have announced PlusPoints, a new upgrade benefit for Premier Platinum and 1K members that creates more opportunities – and more freedom – for them to be upgraded on flights.

Top tier members will receive a bank of points that they can use to upgrade on all flights across United’s global network, where they previously would have used Regional Premier Upgrades (RPU) or Global Premier Upgrades (GPU). With PlusPoints, members will be able to access all upgrades through united.com or United’s mobile app, two features that make managing upgrades easier and are unique to United.

United claims to be the only global US airline that lets members request all upgrades without making a phone call.