Hi all, My first post - I just finished a flight which brought my UA miles up to 78,000. With three months left in the year, I don't foresee any work-related trips coming up which would put me over 100K. Here's my questions: - is 1K really a huge upgrade over UA platinum? I know the international upgrades are certainly great, but how much are they worth? (Ie. is it worth me shelling out $2 - 4K on some flights to get them?) - Do you know any shortcuts to pick up some premier miles? I haven't seen any credit card offers in a while that offer qualifying miles. - finally, any good, cheap route suggestions out there to help me pick up the miles? I'm based out of RIX, but can easily travel to ARN. Thanks much!