Changes to the MileagePlus Program

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  1. chff

    chff Silver Member

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    @United just tweeted
    "A new rewards experience is coming for our MileagePlus® members. Find out more soon."

    Are we in for some more bad news? A major devaluation? SkyPesos style award chart?
     
  2. Steve GadFly
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    Well, it is almost Friday....typical 'bad-news-announcement-time'.
     
  3. kwai
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    Do we get any other type of news from UA anymore?
     
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  4. Wandering Aramean
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    Probably not the announcement about 25K points for buying a Mercedes.
     
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    And nothing from UA Insider? Diplomatic relations are usually cut off right before the nukes are dropped.
     
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    Hide ya kids, hide ya wife, and hide ya miles!!! (ironically Dodson is from Chitown too)
     
  7. Gtitan
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    Ahhh I doubt it's another nuke. Probably another redemption option. Having said that, I will be in the US Airways bomb shelter just in case. :D
     
  8. Flyer1976
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    I'm just going to book two awards for next year in case to be on the safe side. ;)
     
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  9. guberif

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    Don't worry, the PR spin folks will bust out a bunch of this
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    That's funny batman! :p :D
     
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  11. Misplaced Texan
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    Most of me hopes it's something minor like "Use your miles for a cruise/dining certificates/Justin Bieber tickers" or some such thing that I don't need to care about.

    Part of me hopes that, if they're eventually going to take this down the DL road, they just go ahead and do it now so I don't have to worry about it any more and can just switch to DL which serves the actual routes I fly better than UA. If all of the currencies are going to be similarly inflated, I'd rather not go out of my way to get my hands on one over the other.

    ETA: Of course, as always, UA could once again be the perfect airline if they announce service to MLB. You guys listening yet out there? :D
     
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  12. Wandering Aramean
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    Except that apparently it was.
     
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    If it was, what exactly is the "rewards experience"? I don't think it's the Mercedes promotion.
     
  14. Wandering Aramean
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    The ability to be rewarded for buying a car would be new and "experience" is a word that MB loves to use in their marketing campaigns so the carry-over there would be useful in that regard.

    I think the email was probably sent a day earlier than it was supposed to be.
     
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    Either that or the tweet was made a day later that it was supposed to be. Either way, wouldn't be the first time that UA's promotional e-mail system and/or twitter folks screwed something up.

    The real question though is, who is going to run out and buy a Mercedes so they can get their miles? :D
     
  16. Wandering Aramean
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    I'd believe that if the press release didn't hit the wire at 10am today.
     
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    There you go again with your facts. You're taking all the fun out of life with this ridiculous obsession you seem to have developed with truth.

    Next thing we know you'll be debunking the existence of the tooth fairy, the upgrade flirt, and the virgin birth of the d.r.S.L. ;)
     
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    UA tweeted this after the Benz bit hit the wires:

    "@losanno More information coming soon, when updates are available we'll put it on Twitter and Facebook. Thanks for your patience. ^MA"

    I could be wrong, but I think something is brewing. Hey, this day has to end at one point, so we will find out soon enough :p
     
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    Really hope left and right hand just aren't talking, but I haven't totally exhaled yet.
     
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    The more I consider this I don't think it will be along the lines of devaluation as much as some new crummy way to purchase something else with M+ miles (perhaps through Amazon). There is no reason to tweet out in anticipation if it really is leading up to a complete revamp that they know will create blowback.

    I would like to think they do have some prowess.
     
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  21. chff

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    The reports are coming in that it's the Benz deal. Time to relax
     
  22. Misplaced Texan
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    Then the UA twitter folks really either suck or are trying to build interest in something that's already basically a big yawn for 99% of flyers.

    Sent from a place using a fruit thing.
     
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    Someone on TOBB reported that they asked a 1K phone agent about this. The agent did not share any info, but "it seems" the agent was not excited about the "changes" coming.
     
  24. UA Insider
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    Hi everyone,

    Wanted to jump in here and let you know that we are indeed looking ahead to an announcement about new reward opportunities for MileagePlus members—over and above what you’ve seen already this week. I’ll ask that you sit tight for the next few days, but rest assured you can expect full details from me the minute we go live. And while I know you’ll give us honest feedback as always, I do believe this is something to look forward to :).

    Aaron Goldberg
    Sr. Manager – Customer Experience Planning
    United Airlines
     
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  25. Misplaced Texan
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    Well that's a rumor about a rumor. Wouldn't expect anything better from TOBB

    If this is really a "take out the trash" mode then we'll hear around five.

    Sent from a place using a fruit thing.
     
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