wife and I are headed to Cancun in September for a friend's wedding....as of yesterday, UA had decent prices (around $500 each) to connect through IAH. As of today, they dont. AA has non-stop flights from ORD-CUN for just under $500 with a schedule that works well. US Air also has a flight with decent scheduling for just under $500....but it connects through CLT. So the dilemma becomes: Fly AA and have a simple nonstop flight both ways. Or fly US Air and connect through CLT and collect the PQMs on United...I should add that the ORD-CUN flight was originally part of my plans to obtain gold status on United/*A. What do you guys think? Would I be crazy to stick with a *A airline just to get the PQMs instead of taking a nice easy nonstop flight...?