I switched from AA (million miler) to UA once AA went Chapter 11 as a hedge (I know my miles are safe but am worried about cutbacks in destinations from my base) and have flown over 75K PQMs in 18 months. Yes this is small potatoes for many of you but real for me. I have 49,837 PQMs for 2013 and no upcoming flights. Thought I would ask UA MP Service Center to see if there was any way to get around a mileage run to get to Star Gold. Answer- we want you to earn it! For 163 miles? Never would have been treated this way on AA. Question- am I too sensitive or does UA just treat every non-Global Services flyer like crap (the reason I have 1MM on AA in the first place)?