Timing of MM Companion Benefit

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  1. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    How long does it take for the MM Companion benefit to become available for a newly minted MMer? Can I essentially visit http://www.united.com/MMcompanion the moment my life-time balance passes the threshold and designate my wife? And then, how quickly will her status change?

    Usually I wouldn't care too much, but the answers might determine if a book an award or revenue flight for myself to reach MM status earlier and get increased bonus RDMs for her on a subsequent flight.
     
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    My experience was that as soon as my MP account reflected my MM status, I was able to access the companion link and then it took 4 days for the status of my companion to change (day 1/the day I nominated, days 2 & 3 it showed as Premier Silver and day 4 1k) but with all things COdbaUA and .sux related, ymmv
     
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    Instantaneous!!
     
  4. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Thanks to both of you.
     
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    I gifted status to my son when I reached MM'er. He was very happy. :cool:
    Just one little thing, this year he's not flying for business. :rolleyes:
     
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    Welcome to Million-Miler status! Its a great group your joining and they let you bring a companion!
     
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    Thanks. 30k more to go roughly, but that's planned/booked for the rest of the year. My wife's looking forward to that shiny 1K card next year. And then the burn fest begins. :D
     
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    I am sure she will have fun with it. One thing we have found is that we cannot bring ourselves to use miles for her fares anymore due to the elite bonus. It can get expensive...:eek:
     

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