United Gives PlusPoints a New Life With Another Extension

United Airlines is giving Premier members some more time to redeem an upgrade. The Chicago-based airline announced Wednesday that elite members would receive an additional six-month extension on expiring PlusPoints (United’s upgrade currency), per an email to all affected MileagePlus members that was shared with TPG by a carrier spokesperson.

Until now, PlusPoints earned (or extended) during the pandemic have had two distinct expiration dates. The earliest, July 31, 2022, was for those who received a complimentary elite status extension late last year.

United Platinum, 1K and Global Services members who requalified for 2022 Premier status (including those who qualified by leveraging the Fly to the Finish promotion) received an additional extension for their PlusPoints to Jan. 31, 2023. For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter. Now, United is giving both sets of travelers an additional six months, as you can see in the chart below.