How should I credit an upcoming flight miles

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  1. OceanTrotter3

    OceanTrotter3 Silver Member

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    I have an upcoming 20k round trip flight on UA, and is in the following situation.
    • I have some Krisflyer miles that are expiring in August. If I credit this trip to Krisflyer, I will be able to keep those miles from expiring + getting Silver status.
    • I just got approved for the 90-day status-match challenge for the UA's Premier Silver, where I will have to fly 7,000 Premier qualifying miles (PQMs) before August 6, which the above trip certainly qualifies. With this option, I will be getting Silver w/ UA for the rest of '14.
    Oh, and I just got the MileagePlus CC & have met the min spending for the 30k bonus. (So much math!)

    Which would you choose...?
     
  2. MX

    MX Gold Member

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    I would not consider having Silver with UA a benefit, and would thus cross it off the list.
    Your first bullet actually contains 2 benefits. :)
     
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  3. Wandering Aramean
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    Wandering Aramean Gold Member

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    While I generally agree that the value proposition of silver status is low the value of the SQ status really depends on where the OP is flying mostly and what they want to get out of the points. rediting to A3 (depending on fare class) might be enough to net *G for an extended period of time to come, for example.
     
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  4. MSPeconomist
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    MSPeconomist Gold Member

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    IIRC SQ redeemable miles expire in about three year even if your account is active. Check this and make sure you understand the rules.

    If you don't gain by crediting to SQ, definitely consider A3.
     
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  5. OceanTrotter3

    OceanTrotter3 Silver Member

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    I didn't realize that is a problem, will check. A3 = Premier Silver I assume?
     
  6. Wandering Aramean
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    A3=Aegean, another *A partner where the 20K miles flown might get you Gold status rather than just Silver.
     
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    OceanTrotter3 Silver Member

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    Thanks!
     
  8. MSPeconomist
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    It's actually a bit less than that as A3 gives at least 1,000 miles when you sign up and sometimes 2,000.
     
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    OceanTrotter3 Silver Member

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    It seems like my K class fare only accure 50% miles w/ A3.
     
  10. Wandering Aramean
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    Yup...that's one of the challenges with the A3 program.
     

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