Take screen shots of your United and Continental Airlines accounts

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  1. Gary Steiger
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    United and Continental airlines will merge their miles account in the wee hours of March 3. I highly recommend taking screen shots of both account just before then.
     
  2. mht_flyer
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    Have done so, one of my favorite features of my mac is I can save just about anything as a PDF file.

    All set and stored now :)
     
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    I used to just use the print scrn button, but the last month or two I've been using a very nice free open source app, Greenshot. I recommend it.
    http://getgreenshot.org/
    I think it's only for Windows platforms.
     
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  4. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    For Windows just install free and open source PDFCreator (or similar alternative) to accomplish the same. It's one of the first things I install on every Windows machine.
     
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    In case that they will use a screenshot to know about your balance, I now have two files -- one showing my real balance of 4xx,xxx and another with one more digit (thanks Photoshop)... Wondering which one I should use? :)
     
  6. MSPeconomist
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    Would that digit be a leading 9 in front of the 4? Don't forget to insert a comma.
     
  7. goalie
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    Isn't "command-P" and then "save as PDF" fun ;) (tho I've gone one step father/further and printed hard copies in addition to saving as PDF's)
     
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    Yup I printed everything out -- and it's a huge stack of paper, I have literally 14 active reservations, I've emailed every reciept and printed every one out as well.
     
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    Why not print the paper version as needed? Most likely you won't need it, I'd think, but you can always create it from the PDF.
     
  10. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    I never print reservations on paper until the day before departure. Until then I have a PDF version on the laptop. And I am leaning towards just taking the PDF on my iPad and completely stopping the paper thing. Saves paper, toner, and the hassle of shredding later on.
     
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    Good recommendation. Frankly, it's something I try to do on a semi-regular basis for all of my accounts, just in case . . .
     
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    done!
     
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    Good to thing to have, especially when systems are merging like that. Of course if there will be problems they will be on a very large scale.
     
  14. sobore
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    Those like myself who will be claiming to be million milers after 3/3, do not take the screen shot.
    It will only prove you as a thousand miler.:D
     
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    done for myself & Mrs Sweet Willie, thanks for the reminder !!
     
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    I use screengrabs -- on the Mac, the default is (command/apple key + shift + 3) for capturing the entire screen, and (command/apply key + shift + 4) to make a specific selection on the screen.

    You can also use the 'Grab' app that's included in OS X (spotlight search on the top right: "Grab") which gives more options.
     
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    I should take a UA flight sometime soon. You guys in the UA group seem so fun. I'll of course be waiting until after March 3. ;) (There's no need for me to save my screen as my milageplus balance is 0. I forgot I had it from over ten years ago until I got the e-mail about the new number this week.)
     
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  18. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    I've printed all my United and OnePass accounts "under management". Then I went to pss.united.com to print the data there... and found that it no longer had my merged data as of December, only OnePass data. When did that change?
     

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