United 1K and GPU

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  1. rblass

    rblass Silver Member

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    My upgrade was expiring, called the mileage desk and asked to extend the upgrade date and they did!
    If you are a 1K they will oblige you and extend an expiring GPU. I mmediately booked a flight for next month.
     
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    They will extend up to 2 if you requalified for 1k. More certs or non-requalifiers are very much YMMV.
     
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    At one time they would extend them no more than 3 months. Not sure whether that's still the rule or not.
     
  4. Wandering Aramean
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    Yup...mine were extended to 30 April.
     
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    I am a premier 1K with a V fare booking on EWR-BOM in late October. I booked it in April and was upgraded on the outbound within a month but the return remains waitlisted with about 6 weeks to go. Any insights on the likelihood of coming back horizontal? 11 of the 48 seats in business have been taken so far.
     
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    It's all a matter of Inventory Management releasing R seats. I honestly would not sweat it if it's really booked 11 out of 48 right now. :)
     
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    My recent BOM-EWR cleared about 3 weeks out. But I was also there off-season. October is a bit more active and at 6 weeks out most business pax haven't booked yet. Still a decent chance of it clearing but no guarantees.
     
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    Thanks - keeping fingers crossed. 30 seats still available for October 30th.
     
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    I've had three GPUs extended in the past (by three months). A very valuable courtesy that, as long as it lasts, benefits UA 1K flyers.
     

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