Premier Golds can only get +1 in E+ now?

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  1. miketown
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    When did this change happen? (I searched, trust me :cool:) I had my entire family of 3 in E+ in April, but went to book a ticket tonight and was informed I'd have to pay for 1 of 3 in E+.

    *exhale*

    ...One step closer to moving 100% to AS...
     
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  3. Rob
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    It was only 1 companion for Premier Executive, and as far as I can recall the policy has been 1 for premier gold - perhaps something was broken or you got a nice agent?
     
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    This has been the rule since the merger of OnePass (PMCO's program) into MP in 2012. As a MM/Platinum at CO in 2011 dropping to Gold in 2012 I was very interested in what was coming for me. CO did not have E+ but did have Elite seating. The +1 aspect does make careful planning necessary when travelling with family.
     
  5. miketown
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    I know, I saw that and was all like...
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    Well, I was able to confirm the 3 in E+ online for our trip in April.

    [​IMG]

    thanks for the replies.
     
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    There are a lot of reasons to consider other airlines, but honestly, if the final straw is not being able to book two companions into E+ for free, why would you run to an airline where E+ isn't even an option (other than the exit row seats)? I'd rather have two of three passengers sit for free in E+ and pay for the extra than everyone sitting in knee-crunching regular Y on a different airline. At least UA gives you the option for more leg room.

    And, years ago, when I was a Premier Executive on UA (equivalent to Gold today), I was only allowed one free companion with me in E+.
     
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    I'm shocked, shocked to hear that the UA website might've allowed something that didn't quite follow the published policies ;)
     
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    Even PMUA allowed only one companion for a premier exec in E+, although in those days the companion did not have to be on the same Conf number. By any chance was the April booking with award miles out of your account?
     
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  9. miketown
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    Totally valid point and response. I'm under 20k miles from hitting MM, so the Premier Gold status for me & my wife would make this moot anyways (or did they take that away too?).

    Nope.
     

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