1K to Gold

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  1. sfo1
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    On Jan 1, 2017 will drop from 1K to Gold. I have two GPU's left and want to book in BC departing for Europe in Dec 2016 but do not want to return until Jan 2017. Since i will be Gold on the return will this have any bearing on the booking in BC?
     
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    Your status determines your position on the upgrade list. If you can book the ticket far out and apply the GPU, it has a better chance of clearing when R is opened up (since less people will be on the list). As the return flight approaches, if your GPU hasn't cleared, you will have much less of a chance of getting the upgrade as a gold than you would as a 1K.
     
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    Thanks for your input, I only book using GPU's if R is available when I book, I will not play the roulette game.
     
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    Then your status is irrelevant. If you book with R availability and the agent clears the GPU immediately, it doesnt matter if you're MileagePlus Dirt or Chairman's Circle. :)
     
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    And, FWIW, your status doesn't drop until January 31 in the affected year. So, assuming you are 1K for 2016, your status expires after your January return in 2017.
     

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