1K Designation?

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  1. beach1103

    beach1103 Silver Member

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    I have a quick question for this group....

    I am a 1K member (and have been for the past 7 years) and was told the other day by a fellow 1k flyer, as I was traveling with my wife (Premier Silver), that United is allowing 1K members to designate one person to share their 1k status this year with them? I know that there is such a thing for a Million Miler, etc., but I was not aware of that for 1K. He seem to be very sincere about it. I have searched the website and cannot find it anywhere. Before I call the Mileage Plus Service Center, has anyone else heard of this or taken advantage of this? Any direction would be much appreciated...Thanks!
     
  2. COFreqFlyer
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    The shared status thing is ONLY available to Million Mile people... reference http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/account/lifetime.aspx. Save yourself the time and phone call.
     
  3. beach1103

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    Got it...thanks! I need about 50k more miles to hit 1 million. Will hit that by August. :)
     
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  4. 8MiHi

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    Welcome (almost) to Million-miler status. When you see 1 Million Miler printed on your account page right next to your 1K banner (but not on the website's summary page) or on the mobile app's summary page below the banner you will be able to designate a companion who will have the same status as you. The companion can be anyone who is an MP member with the same address as yours. You can nominate someone immediately and then only once a year (by November 30) thereafter for January 1 to December 31 status. RPUs and GPUs are not included in the status, but can be earned.
     
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  5. meFIRST

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    I remember the days where on such milestones and CR1 and SWU would be deposited. I believe AA still does this.

    You can expect a useless plaque and a MM designation on your 1K card
     
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  6. Colonel G
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    Plaque? Ha! That would be more money than UA is willing to spend on a 1K.
     
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    I got something akin to that earlier this year. They do still issue them.
     
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    I didn't even get a new card this year.
     
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  9. 8MiHi

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    For those of us who can use it, the companion benefit trumps those lost perks of PMUA.
     
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    I never got the useless plaque, although I did get the 3 SWUs and the annual CR-1s.

    AA gave (gives?) 8-500 mile upgrade certificates for 1 million miler; the 4 SWUs are for 2-million miles.

    I'm not sure that's always the case. It might be if the companion travels separately a lot, I suppose, particularly for the lounge access internationally.
     
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  11. HubletUAFlyer

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    Plaque is a perspex two brick piece which magnetizes and a small printed piece of paper squeezed in (your certificate of achievement)

    My plaque now houses a photo of my kids
     
  12. 8MiHi

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    Clearly for some it is not the case. However for us it has been great. The increased RDM bonus (an extra 37,500 miles) almost equals the lost certs. CPUs for both of us happened enough to make me believe that two Platinums are worth more than a Platinum and a companion. The small handful of flights taken without me in 2013 were better experiences as she earned Platinum by herself for 2014. This year my daughter became my UA MM companion and it has paid off for her as most of her trips have been separate from us.
    The happiness generated by shared status among my family members is sufficient by itself to be valued above the lost perks.
     
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    This would hold more weight it if it was signed by Jeff or president of MP.
    How many 1 million milers do they mint these days?

    Anyone can fake a piece of paper
     
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    My plaque still has CO and Skyteam on it : rolleyes : I wonder what I will get at 2 MM ?
     
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    What would the point be?
     
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    Then I guess I got ripped off for passing 1 million last fall. Guess I'll have to call them.
     

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