SWU extension this year?

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  1. thegrailer
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    I am starting to feel like a noob again but rather than create a record by calling the 1K desk, I was wondering if anyone has tried to extend the expiration date for SWUs this year? Any magic word to use? I have something brewing for Feb with NC space available and would really like to use some of my expiring SWUs rather than ''next" year's SWUs.

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  2. Flyer1976
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    Just call MileagePlus and they will extend 1 SWU as a Courtesy.
     
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    They agreed to apply two expiring SWU;s to next months flights.
     
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    Same here. I called first to request an extension on a single SWU which was denied. Called back with a Feb PNR number and they extended two! Really happy with this--sounds like a win-win situation... they know I'm not selling my SWUs or whatever, and I get two extended.
     
  6. NYCUA1K

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    I made a similar request a week and half ago and it was declined after the 'supervisor' checked and came back to say that they have not yet been authorized to extend any SWUs. She suggested that I check back toward the end of January, which is about now, so I will give it a shot. I applied a couple of CR-1s for a JFK-LAX Feb 9-11 trip on p.s., one of which (the outbound) has already cleared. I will see if they can now substitute the second CR-1 that has not yet cleared with the expiring SWU.
     
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    My dad and I did a mileage jog DEN-SFO-JFK-SFO-SEA-DEN, used the SWUs expiring in a couple days to do p.s. Both ways, well worth it.

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  8. Tom
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    I was told today that they're willing to extend expiring SWUs 1 month (to end of Feb). 1K agent thought they weren't doing anything, but happily connected me to the MP service center, who did that for me.

    Actually, I hung up while me and the 1K agent were on hold for the service center (had a meeting to go to), and upon calling back found out that they nevertheless got extended. Gotta love it when the 1K desk is as awesome as it is.

    Then again, like with all things, I suppose YMMV.
     
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    I too had a MP "supervisor" agree to extend my one expiring SWU to the end Feb, which, fortunately, I could immediately apply to try to upgrade a p.s. flight in a couple of weeks in lieu of an RPU that I had initially put down.
     
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    I booked a cheapo W fare to Dublin that I didn't really need for next month, so hopefully my continued success at clearing on the CO 777 EWR-FRA will continue.
     

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