GS upgrades now clear into PN, not R

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  1. Wandering Aramean
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    GS CPUs have been clearing into PN since the 3.3 PSS integration but other upgrades for them have gone into R, just like the other mere mortals on board. That changed recently. As confirmed by United's twitter team all GS upgrades - RPU, GPU & miles - now confirm into PN, not R. That's a significant improvement as many long-haul flights will now clear at booking rather than wait-listing.

    https://twitter.com/united/status/375710169919135744
    http://boardingarea.com/thewanderingaramean/2013/09/united-upgrade-process-global-services/
     
  2. Misplaced Texan
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    Now if only I could find a handful of international clients to fly my butt around on paid C tickets....
     
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    Ditto. But forget C. I want F, when it exists.
     
  4. MX

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    Since mortals are known to read the posts here, it'd be helpful to write them in English. ;)
     
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    Global Services
    Complimentary Premier Upgrades
    March 3, 2012
    Passenger Service System

    Anything else that was confusing?? :p

    Basically GS upgrades now clear into an inventory bucket which has historically been much more readily available. That's a good thing for them.
     
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    That is probably a huge enhancement for all 27 GS pax! :D
     
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    Finally met a GS (couple) on the last leg of my MR last weekend... CSM was very attentive to them. #SlightlyJealous

    First noticeable GS I've meet in 10 years of UA flying.
     
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    I've been encountering a few in my recent travels, in fact just met one at lunch today.
     
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    I wonder how many GS persons pay for their own ticket as compared to the company they work for paying for it?
     
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    Likely very few. And I'd imagine that the ratio is only slightly better for other elite levels.
     
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    I'd agree; which is the other reason why I have no issues with the PQD requirements (not to rehash that). I've got roughly $9k in spend YTD (thanks to all of my last minute tickets), and I'm still 12 segments short of Gold. Ultimately though, at least 85% of that spend was work expense.
     
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    Probably quite different for Silver; at least until PQDs kick in next year.
     
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    A friend of mine and his wife, both of whom have made Silver with United annually for years and years, recently told me that since the merger (and reduction in perqs for Silver) they have given up on United and are now just getting the most economical tickets for their itinerary. They say they're saving money, and experiencing fewer problems not trying to work their flights around United availability.

    That's 50K miles in tickets United lost (they say they seldom find UA to be the most economical fare or compatible schedule for their requirements). I suspect PQDs are going to have a similar effect. (I know -- there are other threads on that subject.)
     
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    I do not think that UA cares about the customers described above as far as elite status is concerned. What they want is elite customers that contribute to the bottom line in a significant way. Once the new program kicks in, they will have a much better idea of how many "true" elites they have and at that point, they will be able to tailor the program' s benefits to elite status. They may give nothing but who knows.
     
  15. TravelerRob
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    I'm based in SEA so I see GS on just about every single flight I'm on (thanks Microsoft and Boeing, and now Amazon).

    Luckily most of them don't seem any more over-entitled than other 1Ks or Plats.

    -Rob
     
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