United Airlines: How do I transfer or give miles to someone?

A simple 6 step guide for solving this common United Airlines problem quickly and effectively by GetHuman

Before you get started, be sure you have: Name on the account, Email address on the account, Password, Account number
You can transfer miles by first logging into your MileagePlus account here https://buymiles.mileageplus.com/mileage-plus/en-US/transfer
File out the information of the recipient that you wish to transfer your miles to. You may need to create a Mileage Plus account for the recipient.
You can transfer anywhere between 500-25,000 per transaction, and up to 100,000 per year and it costs $21 to transfer the miles
If you want to make the transfer over the phone, you can call them to do so with this number call United Airlines here
If you wish to give someone miles (in the case they do not have a Mileage Plus account), you can do so with this form https://buymiles.mileageplus.com/mileage-plus/en-US/gift
You should note however that to give someone miles it will cost $35 per 1,000 miles plus a 7.5% tax recovery fee
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Author: Adam • June 23rd, 2016

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After thousands of United Airlines customers came to GetHuman in search of an answer to this problem, along with others, we decide it was high time to publish instructions. Here are just a few examples of the types of questions we were being asked or problems reported by users like you: United Airlines: How do I transfer or give miles to someone?; Trying to request refund or credit by cancelling a booking done through an online agency for non-refundable tickets; I am trying to buy a package of yearly upgrades that I have purchased in past years and the website will not process it; can i pay for a carry on rather than check my bag?; I need to cancel my flight and request a refund; questions regarding flying with children and getting assistance with my children... So we put together this guide to try to help. It has 6 step(s) to it. It takes an average of 75 minutes to get through these steps according to other users, including time spent working through each step and contacting United Airlines. And we tried to include a checklist of information you'll need when you try to fix this yourself. Best of luck and please let us know if you successfully resolve your issue with this.

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