Odd Language on 1K Portion of UA.com

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  1. Pizzaman
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    Ran across this just now on the 1K site:



    Odd use of the word "could". Is there any scenario where you earn 100,000 PQMs and DON'T get 1K status?
     
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    It isn't even that you could get the status, only that you could be eligible for it.

    Heck, I "could" be "eligible" for it, and I haven't flown UA in three or four years.
     
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    My guess is that the language is written that way because you could fly 100K PQM or 120 PQS in the calendar year with none of it on UA, CO or Copa, and thereby not qualify for 1K status under the new rules.
     
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    Yeah, good point. Had to figure there was some reason they use language that vague.
     
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    I'm pretty sure I "could" be "eligible" for top tier elite status with every airline. It's too bad they make us actually earn it though.
     
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    I'm sure the "could" is a CYA word. It means "subject to the T&C of the program." I suppose someone could fly 100k worth of award tickets and not get 1K... or even 96k on revenue tickets and 4k on award tickets and not get it.
     
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    Ah, yes, it must be referring to the 4 segments on UA/CO metal requirement. "Could" is far shorter.
     
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    Beat me to it. This what I imagine the exception would be. This was a change this year when they announced the combined program.
     
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    Not that it's a big deal, but wouldn't it be better to just specify the full requirements instead of the vague description?
     
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    Being too specific does not leave "wriggle room" for a company and have never seen a contract by a company that was not vague about requirements, they always want an out etc.
     
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    Hey, I am the lawyer. I like wiggle room.
     
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    Might it also have to do with the fact that FEQMs from the Chase CC no longer count towards 1K status??

    One could have 100,000 PQMs but if any of them came from FEQMs they'd still be a Platinum, not a 1K.
     
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    Forgive me, but I am not hip to all the new acronyms. What is FEQM?
     
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    >Might it also have to do with the fact that FEQMs from the Chase CC no longer count towards 1K status??
    One could have 100,000 PQMs but if any of them came from FEQMs they'd still be a Platinum, not a 1K.>
    Is this definitely true? If so, I'll certainly stop using that Chase Visa that gives me 5K EQM's at 35K spend, plus EQM's for travel purchased on united.com. There are a lot of other better cards out there!
    Thanks-
    Anne
     
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    UA Insider comment was specifically about FEQM from Pres Plat card - that can not be used towards 1K. The EQM from older UA Select visa is still up in the air - might stay the same/grandfathered, might get the same limit, maybe something else.
     
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    Flexible Elite Qualifying Miles. From Pres Plat card, you get 1k FEQM per 5k in spend. This can then be applied to the current year or past year (for the first few months of the year) being effective EQM equivalent (except in that in the future, this will not be eligible towards 1K status, only up to platinum).
     
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    Ah, ok.

    I hope they keep the United Chase EQMs then. Particularly since they waive the annual fee for 1Ks. Otherwise it would be odd to do that yet not let you get the EQMs count toward 1K status.
     
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    And this requirement is waived if you have a United Mileage Plus credit card.
     

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