No more Premier Status gifting. A conversation with my daughter.

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  1. Punki
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    For years we have gifted our daughter (who is a musician) and her sound engineer with Premier Status on UAL. Now that UAL no longer has status gifting, or at least we didn't get it, she is facing the realities of flying in true coach--bad seats, luggage charges, etc.

    She recently completed a West Coast tour and called me this morning from PDX, asking that I go on line and purchase her a year's worth of free baggage, using her credit card, of course.

    So I am madly scrambling to purchase "annual free baggage" for her while she is madly scrambling to balance the weight of her equipment. She finally gets the bags checked, makes it through secruity, just in time, and sends me a thank you text while seated on the plane.

    I responded that things are considerably easier when you plan ahead.

    She texts back, "You mean in the future?"

    :D :D :D
     
  2. Jim
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    genetic.....
     
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    :puch!
     
  4. Mackieman
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    My gifted 3P status lapsed a few days ago and it is indeed a harsh wakeup to have no easy access to E+ and the other basic benefits. I've remedied that by booking enough MRs to get back to 2P by the end of May. :D
     
  5. i think i got to gift status at 150K ? I cant remember?
     
  6. Punki
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    I don't think so Jimbo. Neither Joe nor I have ever been able to get our time machines to work. :D
     
  7. ifly153
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    2P gift was at 125K and 1P gift at 175K
     
    why fly likes this.
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    So they still have it for people who hit 125K? That would not be us. We are Lifetime Non-rev these days, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Just very different.
     
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    United's Elite Choice 2010 only allowed those with that were 1P the year before, to have a 3P nomination at 75K eqm. 1Ks were no longer able to get a 3P nomination at 75K along their way to requalifying. Anybody that hit 125K eqm got a 2P nomination and anybody that hit 175K eqm got a 1P nomination. In fact, a 1K nomination was given to the first 50 members to hit 250K eqm.
     
  10. Flyer_Esq
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    Lifetime non-rev - very nice! I've been non-rev traveling since I was 19. Totally skews how much I will pay for a ticket, when I am so used to getting free or super cheap seats in First.
     
  11. Punki
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    Flyer, do you or does someone in your family work for the airlines?
     
  12. Flyer_Esq
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    I used to (I worked my way through college as a ticket agent). Now I have a family member who is pilot.
     
  13. oops I should have put a few more miles to UA I got 168k :)
     
  14. Hannaman
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    I think the sale of E+ and E+ subscriptions really killed the free 3P and stuff we used to see at lower levels.

    And of course CO's influence and the new CR1 accrual method killed EliteChoice altogether.
     

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