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Discussion in 'United Airlines | MileagePlus' started by mail4me.jy, Apr 9, 2012.
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Sorry for the rant. Sorry my facts were not up to your standards. Be well.
The co-pay on international upgrades is not $750 each way and it has been around for a few years now. It maxes out at $600 each way between North America and Asia and decreases with higher fares. Full details can be found here: http://www.united.com/web/en-US/apps/mileageplus/awards/travel/PrintAwardChart.aspx?O=US&D=AN&P=U.
If you can find a $3000 biz fare from North America to Asia then that is a quite good deal and would be a better move than spending miles on the upgrade.
Neither the CC folks nor families with small children board prior to Gold elites.
You mean the folks paying the same for a lounge membership? No doubt that the lounges are more crowded in many cases but It isn't clear that this is related to CC folks and even if it were they are the same folks who could have spent the same $400 on a membership for the club instead.
Get the facts straight and the rant might have a bit more value. As originally crafted, however, it is just another bit of uninformed FUD.
Specifically, here's the official chart for boarding groups:
Gold is group 3. The lowest group number a credit card gets is 4, and that's the spendy card; most would be in 5 (presuming they lack other status). Families go after group 5.
And of course said major Asian carriers' agents would laugh in your face if you dared try to earn 100% miles, much less upgrade using miles at any cost, on many of the TPAC fares you purchase from United.
You mean, the intervention of elites who fly more than you (or someone else similarly situated)? What's next, complaining that GS members get to board before Silvers?
Does this even matter? Is UA a false international carrier?
A lowly Gold? No nuts for you!