Is there such a thing as a Global Services Challenge? A colleague of mine was GS last year and was not invited to be GS this year (as of yet). He has been flying all over the world for the past month and told me that he was "challenged" by UA to fly X number of flights to regain his GS status. I have heard about this when you are wanting UA to match your status from another airline, but not to regain GS status. 1) has anyone else heard of this? 2) if so, how many flights (or $$) do you think need to be taken and in how long? Just curious how long he will be out of the office (spending my travel budget) so I can park in his parking space!