For those of you who’ve made it to the lifetime million miles on United know you can designate a companion annually to receive the same status as you. I’ve recently hit the million miles on United and everyone has asked does your million miler companion have to be your spouse/significant other?
The answer is no. Although you probably want to give your husband/wife or boy/girlfriend status, most likely they will be travelling with you anyways so they get your United perks without needing the actual status. I chose a close colleague of mine who doesn’t travel as much so he and his wife could get the economy plus seats, board early benefits, etc.. This is a much better use than someone who does travel since they most likely have status already.
The only thing that needs to match up is your mailing address so have your friend change his mailing address on United to your address. The downside of this is you will be getting tons more of junk mail to recycle.
For those of you interested to know what miles are counted toward your United Million Miler program, please check out our previous post.