Million Miler Downgraded to Silver??

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  1. Counsellor
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    I am, and have been for many years, a Million Miler with United, and as such am Lifetime Premier Gold (at least until they change it).

    Recently I received an e-mail from United saying I had been downgraded to Premier Silver (actually, it "welcomed me to Silver status"). About a day later I received another e-mail from United saying that my Premier Gold status was still active.

    Did this happen to anyone else? Any idea what that was all about?
     
  2. marcwint55

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    I also received it and later received an e-mail apologizing for the error
     
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    Ouch. Glad it was a mistake..
     
  4. Wandering Aramean
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    Pretty sure this is tied to Marriott status and the integration there. They forgot to exclude people who were already at a higher tier from the mailing list.

    Actual status didn't change, as you. An verify for yourself logging in to http://mystatus.united.com.
     
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  5. Counsellor
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    Hey Seth, Congratulations on breaking through the 20,000 status point level!
     
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    Whew! That was scary! As one who will hit the 1MM milestone this year, I held my breath when I saw the topic of this thread. Glad that it was just a snafu. However, my sense is that even if they'd changed this 1MM benefit to a lifetime silver status -- would be a joke, really -- those who already had the status would have been grandfathered to retaining the lifetime Gold status. It is why I am hoping that no changes would be made to the 1MM status until after I have attained so that I would likely to be grandfathered should any reduction in benefit occur afterwards...
     
  7. Counsellor
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    Didn't work for the rest of us a few years back.
     
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    For the PMCO MMs it was improved. CO provided only lifetime Silver for 1 million milers.
     
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    UA 1MM benefits may be the best: Lifetime *A Gold (very valuable) and same status for companion (very valuable for couples).
     
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    This is exactly right. If someone is no longer travelling on OPM, then the benefits of E+, *A Gold, SDC and companion status match make a great package for individuals flying on their own dime. As I have said elsewhere the status match is easily worth more to me than all of the PMUA MM benefits cut.
     
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    Exactly why I am looking forward to reaching that milestone.
    • Lifetime *A Gold status
    • Companion *A Gold status
    • E+ at booking
    • SDC (Same Day Confirmed)
    • 2 Free checked baggages
    • *G lounge access on intl trips.
    Other than for no longer having the 6 GPUs, which I value a lot as primarily an intl traveler, it's not too far to fall when one is no longer able to make 1K or does not wish to preoccupy with making it every year, which is what happens when one eventually has to travel on one's dime...
     
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    Agreed that MM on UA is valuable, far more than on DL SM as FO, which I have... but the idea that you won't chase 1K while NOT on OPM is a joke... I know, I've done it for years :)

    You will just have to pay more attention and be much more creative...amazing things are possible.
     

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