An interesting twist: my company offers a status match to United during our first year of employment, as United is our preferred airline. Long story short, I qualified for EXP on AA this year. To be a good corporate citizen, I applied for a match. They came back and offered to match to 1P, stating they don't match 1K. I pushed back, saying I had no incentive to fly at a lower tier, especially since I am a short hop from DFW, and asking for reconsideration. I also threw in a possible compromise - OnePass Platinum (I can just as easily hop to Houston, and sometimes that even works BETTER for me). They bit. Not sure it's happening, but they're willing to consider it. That said, is there a "top tips" thread I haven't found about living as a CO Platinum on United? I'm assuming (and will confirm) that at the end of the year this will roll into UA 1K... since the status should be granted through 2013.