This just in from “UA Insider” on Flyertalk… and it’s great news to avoid having to request an extension (click the text below for larger/complete view). Essentially, all Global and Regional Premier Upgrades (GPUs and RPUs) earned during one program year will be valid until the end of the following program year. So… for those earned this year, they won’t expire until January 31, 2014.
Cheers to United for doing a very customer-friendly thing. This change is expected to be implemented by month-end with no action required to extend those you currently have sitting in your account (that were EARNED in 2012). Those still at risk of expiring this month and next based on 2011 flying don’t fall under this new policy.