Elite Choice 2011?

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  1. luv2travel

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    Any chance that United will have a last minute Elite Choice this year? After the total devaluation of the Premier to Premier Silver (and literally stripping that "elite status" to bare bones) and the lower award miles earned for Premier Gold it seems the least they could do for people reaching the basic tiers would be to throw them an elite choice benefit. Anything? How does one even get Premier Associate anymore for friends and family?
     
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  2. Flyer1976
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    FUGGHEDABBUDDITTTTTT....

    I have 200K+ EQMs... Elite Choice would be nice but I'm being realistic...
     
  3. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    I'll end the year with 100,143 EQM. No incentive or desire for extra unnecessary flying.
     
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  4. Misplaced Texan
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    I doubt it too. First, UACO made a solid profit in Q3 and loads are high. Second, it would probably have been announced by now. Third, UACO made a solid profit in Q3 and loads are high. Fourth, the historical relationship between UA and AA that drove a lot of these competing promotions seems to be less important to the new carrier. And, fifth, UACO made a solid profit in Q3 and loads are high.
     
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  5. Flyer1976
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    I need to find that photo of mine and ask where are my Q4 Profits....

    Edit: There we go...

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  6. frubio2012

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    I...am not going to be able to requalify. :(. I only have "9,554 Status miles (EQM)" and "Status segments (EQS) 11.0" and that's not including my upcoming DFW-DEN-DCA rt flight coming up. Looks like it's all over for me :(
     
  7. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Remember, the race starts anew on Jan 1.
     
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  8. Flyer1976
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    As it does every year since the plight of commercial aviation began =)
     
  9. frubio2012

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    True, but between my new job and the decreasing size of my wallet at the moment, I can't afford MRs at the moment. Unless an amazing one comes out of DFW for UA/CO. :D. Or someone could gift me status. That's always that route. :) -flutters eyelashes- :)
     
  10. Scottrick
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    Oooh, you beat me. I'll be at 100,248. We need to start a thread comparing how close to the wire everyone is.
     
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  11. legalalien
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    I fully intend to cross 1k threshold on December 30...which actually creates a big problem: being just 2k short I now have to travel on other airlines the rest of the year. :(
     
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  12. Scottrick
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    Yet another person cutting it closer than me. I'll cross on 12/27. Can't you just continue flying on UA and take advantage of the 100% bonus? You don't seem to have status on any other carrier in your signature.
     
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  13. RichardInSF
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    Yeah, I'll be somewhere around there too. I pass the threshold on Dec 19. Wanted to get my SWU's as late as possible, although now that they will extend them through Dec 31, 2012, it isn't as big a factor.
     
  14. legalalien
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    I want my SWUs to expire as late as possible, preferably in January 2013, since I still have a few unused ones from 2010. So I'm looking to get some status on AA as a backup or, depending on how 'well' MP program works in 2012, a primary program going forward.
     
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    I hope you're going to the OW MegaDo for the status match! :p Probably can status match to EXP with your 1K?
     
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    I am, although 20k base miles in 2 months will require some thorough planning.

    Need to update my signature with OWMD logo. :)
     
  17. Navysuby3

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    So then it begs the question, is staying with United worth the running and funds?
     
  18. 2wheels

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    I'm in the interesting position that I've got 96,141 EQM and they've already deposited my SWUs... I'm not sure why.
     
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    Given the BBDS I can't justify the spend for 1K but I am setting up for a sprint to Platinum in December.
     
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    I wish! BTW thanks for reminding me how much it is going to suck to drop down to silver next year :(
     
  21. MrLincoln

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    Same here -- I am facing the 150k plateau, so I started crediting to my (linked) CO account instead of my UA one. Figuring (perhaps I'm wrong) that when the Grand Consolidation comes, the resulting EQM total will exceed the threshold and the SWUs will come in then.

    Meantime (since Sep) I have been on Delta -- I live in a captive hub -- and have been greatly enjoying the reliable wifi and reasonable upgrade rate (not as good as 1kmm, but only a DL plat anyway.) Once they start putting in E+ on the DL mainline, it's going to be a tough value prop for me to stick with UA.

    The folks at the MSP RCC are super nice, though. I kinda miss them.
     
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    If your accounts are linked, you will get the SWUs when the combined UA + CO EQM totals exceed a threshold (or a few days thereafter).
     
  23. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Do you have any CO EQM that, when added to the UA EQMs, bump you over the 100k?
     
  24. 2wheels

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    My CO+UA EQM=99,842. Close enough to do it, I guess.
     
  25. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Yeah, that's probably within the range where they'd give you 1K-ness.
     

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