I hit Premier 1K status and was awarded 6 Global and 4 Regional Premier upgrades that are valid till January 31, 2015. While this is all fine and dandy, I have recently moved to Kenya because of my work. The upgrades would have been lovely if I still lived in Chicago as I did until last year. It is my understanding that I can use the Global Upgrades on United flights only, and not on Star Alliance carriers. My work travels are almost within Africa and there is no way I am flying United except for maybe one or two flights between Europe and Chicago in 2014. This is the first time I have hit Premier 1K, so I have never been in a situation where I have upgrades that I may not use. I hate to let them go to waste. Is there any other way to use or extend these upgrades? I realize you cannot really sell them, but can they be transferred to another passenger for a fee or exchange for miles? Do people really sell these upgrades? Any advice from you seasoned travelers is highly appreciated. Please and thank you!