Marriott only allows one name for the rewards account even though the account is a joint account for me and my spouse. When applying for the United Mileage Silver Premiere account it was only allowed for me because my name is on the rewards account. We thought that would be okay as long as we could book travel for us both. As long as we are traveling together my spouse will receive the benefit with me. If my spouse travels alone having used this Silver Premiere status account number to make arrangements she is not eligible for the benefits. If I travel alone I receive the benefits. We are trying to figure out how we can both receive this benefit since we jointly own Marriot property, destination points, credit card and Marriott rewards. We have two Marriott ID destination numbers, one credit card account and one rewards account. Is there anyway for us both to receive the benefit conjoining our United and Marriott memberships?
I think I understand your question. The MR Platinum status is on your MR account. That is NOT a joint account. You are the only one on the account. One benefit is for you to get United Silver status.
You may each own MVCI interests, have a joint Chase Marriott Account etc., but the MR accounts are individual. She would also have to earn Platinum status on her MR account to get the Silver United benefit and travel alone.
I am a Marriott Lifetime Plat. We own MVCI. However, my wife only has Silver status with MR. She has to be with me to get Plat benefits with Marriott or the United benefits. That's the way it works.
tker is on his game, A game at that!
United like Marriott does not have joint accounts in their MileagePlus Program. Your wife is going to get the UA Premier benefits ONLY when you book your travel on the same itinerary or she must qualify for the Premier status on her own.
There are certain qualifications where your spouse/partner will gain a Premier level that you have if you have exceeded a million miles on UA then your spouse/partner does maintain a Premier level equal to yours however. they must still have their own MileagePlus account. If you went over a million miles as a UA 1K then UA will send you an email asking if you want to include spouse/partner with your status. Should your Premier status change then your spouse/partner status changes with you.
Hope that helps with both programs.
It's also worth noting that on UA, you and one companion traveling on the same reservation can get the complimentary economy plus upgrade. I don't believe any other benefits apply.
Here the wording from the United website (one companion traveling on the same reservation as a Premier member is eligible for Complimentary Premier Upgrades on select flights, and may be confirmed with the same priority as the Premier member, even on the day of departure. This benefit does not apply to companions traveling on award tickets.)
Not much, I know, but it might make a slight difference.
You get Premier Access in Security Lines and baggage check for what that's worth.
And least we forget, when you check your luggage it will also be tagged "Priority" which I've come to learn from others (as you know we don't check luggage for obvious reasons). That means your bag gets priority in getting to it's destination which may not be the same one as you're planning on reaching!!
I know for sure when your golf clubs come off they are friggin LAST even if you were 1K with the priority tag!!!! And there is a reason I never check luggage except for my golf clubs. Why you ask, because they won't let me put them in the overhead bins, that's why.
Most if not all UA HUB airports you're screwed regardless at baggage claim. A friend of mine who lives less than two miles from me checked luggage recently on a flight with me while I had my rolll-a-board. I live 25 minutes from the airport and I was home an hour before he was. That is why people carry on their stuff plus if it even shows up where it is supposed to at the airport you landed.
Don't get me started with baggage handling at UAL. My UAL luggage has been to more places than I have, and the priority tag seems to be fairly meaningless. I agree that if you and the spouse are traveling on the same itinerary, both will get the Silver Premier benefits if one of you qualifies. Last time, spouse and I were on the same UAL flight on different itineraries because I redeemed travel vouchers for each of us, and the gate agent independently figured out that we were traveling together, and she upgraded both of us to first class. So, Silver Premier does come in handy sometimes!