The almost last vestiges of nearly 30 years as a Mileage Plus member. My account has less than 5000 miles. I charged about $12 a month ago to keep those valuable miles active for another 18 months. I've had this card (or prior incarnations) since I can't remember when. The agent didn't have much to offer (if the fee would be waived, I'd have kept it). She offered me 2 lounge passes to keep the account. She was able to transfer $10K of the credit line over to my IHG Chase MC. Scissors -----------> Friendly!