Free CO/UA SWU

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  1. TXHolmes

    TXHolmes Active Member

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    Edit - SWU has been used, glad it won't go to waste!

    I'm new to MP, didn't see any policies against this, but let me know if I am in the wrong:

    Howdy peeps, I have a SWU I will not be using, available to anyone with a W fare or higher traveling transcon or TPAC/TATL. Please only UA/CO, I hate spending forever on the phone converting them to the paper Lufthansa forms, etc... haha.

    If you have a W fare or higher booked on UA, or any paid fare on CO Metal (these are PM CO SWUs), and travel to be completed prior to the end of Feb2012, send me a msg with your confirmation number and name, I'll get the first taker added to the upgrade list :)

    Edit - Thanks to Golfingboy for the reminder on PMCO SWUs :)
     
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    Very generous of you and welcome to Milepoint!

    Just a suggestion, I would also give priority to those who are on a flight that has NC or R space open. It would suck if you sponsored someone in mid-Feb and their upgrade does not clear then more likely your SWU will go unused.

    Again, thanks for sharing!
     
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  3. TXHolmes

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    Good suggestion Golfingboy, and thanks for the welcome :)

    PS: This is one of the "original" CO SWUs, from the first batch ever issued last year, expiry 29Feb2012
     
  4. Golfingboy
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    Wow, this is GREAT. Just want to clarify, if it is the original CO SWU then it is valid on any fare on CO metal right?
     
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    Technically yes, but I've had issues getting that recognized, I can certainly try, but I think it depends on the agent you get... last time I tried to use it under the old policy I had to call back two times before I got an agent that understood that fact, haha.
     
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    If that happens, ask to be transferred to the OPSC and I 99.9% guarantee you will not have any issues with them :D
     
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    Awesome advice, sucks I didn't think of that a few months ago when I had to churn elite desk agents, haha.
     
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    EDIT: Whoops, X fare ineligible.

    :oops:
     
  9. TXHolmes

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    Sure thing Harvson, message me your confirmation number and I will let you know how I make out after calling the OPSC
     
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    Isn't X fare an award bucket?
     
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    Yep, SWU is valid on CO Metal for any paid fare class, sorry Harvson, hope you have a great honeymoon!
     
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    REALLY nice of you to be so generous, Mr TXHolmes...

    Sent you a message... would make it a night-and-day difference for my HKG -> ORD flight in one week.

    Good luck to the lucky recipient (if it weren't me). ;)

     
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    Very generous offer, TXHolmes!
     
  14. Flyer1976
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    This SWU is valid on CO only for any fare classes, if you have a W+ Higher on UA then it's doable...
     
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    Thank you TXHolmes. Very gernerous of you.
     
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    Welcome to MP! What a very generous offer. :)
     
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    A very nice offer. I hope to have this problem some day. ;)
     
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    Welcome OP and a very generous offer on your part

    I know when I tried awhile ago to use 1 of my UA SWUs for a person flying on what was CO metal, that I had to call the 1K desk and they in turn had to call a special desk over @ CO, was told a min 30 min wait and UA wouldnt know if it was confirmable on the spot till they spoke to CO

    A goodthing it wasnt a part of a trade.I thanked the UA rep but told her that her services wont be needed.So if you didnt want to deal with LH and the paper issue you just may want to limit applying it to flights that are on what was CO metal, I changed my give away on another site to UA metal only since otherwise its a Royal PITA

    Now if I didnt get any takers that space was available there & then , then I would have tried CO for a person rather then have it go to waste
     
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    Thanks for all the welcome msgs, glad the SWU won't go to waste, it has been taken, and have a backup if it doesn't clear :)
     
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    Thank you for your generosity, and welcome to Milepoint!
     
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    I am flying on CO metal to MAD next week. If the certs are still available, I would really appreciate them. :)

    And welcome to Milepoint!!!
     
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    If my UA SWU is eligible for your flight, you can send me a conversation! :)

    Hi Folks, a few have made inquiries about the SWU, so I am sure it will go to good use. cheers! :)
     
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