Hi All, I have just over 20,000 united premier status points which to the best of my knowledge are going to expire at the end of this year. I also have 11,000 points w/ us airways. When booking with US Airways, one is allowed to accumulate United points; however, I stupidly didn't realize that until late this year. Has anyone ever tried to transfer from US Airways to United after they've already taken the flight? I'm trying to get premier silver status. Any other ideas how I could get the extra 5000 miles? I definitely won't be traveling in December but I will be traveling in Jan and Feb, but to my understanding, I must take the trip (as opposed to purchase the ticket) before December 31st in order for it to count towards my premier status for this year. I also have a chase sapphire card and they do mileage plus transfers to united but I don't think that counts for premier status Any advice?