UA Drink Chits - Do they really expire?

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  1. catgirl
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    Quick question on UA drink chits. I have quite a few of them that expire at the end of the year. Do they truly expire or can they be used after the expiration date?

    Thanks :)
     
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    With the merger, I don't think anyone can really predict how this will be handled.
     
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    I figured as much. I don't want them to go to waste. I'm not flying much between now and the end of the year (well...at this point). Guess I will bring them with me to the Chicago Seminar and see if I can pass some out. :)
     
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    That's a nice way to be sure they won't be wasted.
     
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    Ermmm..........I know a really sweet woman that would be happy to take a few off your hands. (She can be somewhat of a lush at times.) ;)
     
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    You already have some, lol. :)
     
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    I know. Lol. I have enough to get me to/from the DO and I won't need any on NY's Day so i'm good just being greedy. :D
     
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    Great idea re: passing them out at the seminar... I'll join in unloading my stash, as well as my Continental chits.
     
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    I figured, lol. :cool:
     
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    If you are coming to the ORD Seminar and want a couple of supposedly non-expiring CO ones, they're yours. :)
     
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    You are my new best pal! Take note Catgirl! Hehehehehe. ;)
     
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    You're lucky that I'm quite fond of you. :)
     
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    Let me know if you still need some end of October, I won't have any need for them after that.
     
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    Look at all this UA love! US who? ;)
     
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    I used to be a US Chairmans, don't worry... come to the Evil Empire!
     
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    Well, Evil is my middle name. :)
     
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    Awwww...now I am a little sad. :( You've made out well with my wallet candy.

    Just trying to pass some drink chits onto others.
     
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    Don't be sad! I spend more of my time traveling to fun locales with you during the course of a year then I spend with my family! :) Fun times to be had for the crazy chicas!
     
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    Yes, a very good idea (and that's what folks did with RCC drink chits last year as they were "set to expire" a few weeks later due to free booze being offered)
     
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    I discovered on CO that the FAs were initialing each coupon, which makes
    me somewhat loath to pass off expired ones, as that action implies some
    kind of accountability that leads back to the employee. I have no desire
    to get someone in trouble who has done a favor for me.
     
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    I have no desire to pass off expired ones. I was merely asking if they truly expired. I have some I am probably not going to use by the end of the year and wanted to pass them along at the ORD Seminar if someone had a use for them.
     
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    good idea, I'll do the same.
     
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    I had asked on one United flight last year, and the FA said they would accept "expired" drink chits from me, and they did.

    I was 1K at the time and don't know if this is a general rule (as it seems to be for Delta drink chits) or just for elites.

    And of course, when operations are combined sometime next year things may change.
     
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    I don't believe I've ever used any of the drink chits UA has given me! :)

    Jeff
     
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    I have never had any problems using "expired" UA chits. Once, an FA said "this one is expired, you know",
    and then took it with a smile, and gave me a double vodka/tonic.
     
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