Brand new to Milepoint! Very informative. Thanks to all for the information. I've been a United Elite Gold for the last 3 years and Platinum for the last year. I recently came back from Mumbai, India and New Delhi. In Mumbai, I had a late flight that came in so I had to clear customs and then spend the night in a hotel, awake the next morning and catch a domestic carrier to my relatives place. Upon landing in Mumbai at the baggage carousel, my bag (which had been tagged Priority) didn't come out till last. On a full 777, that's a crap load of bags. Does the the policy of United BusinessFirst/elite matter when United lands at an international destination? I had to wait about 45min to get my bag while other passengers who have zero status and paid much less for the flight, get all of their bags and head to clog up customs. Same scenario in New Delhi...checked in as BusinessFirst and Elite. Landed in Newark to be the last again to get bags and get stuck at customs and barely make my connecting flight to Houston. Has anyone else seen this?? Thanks!!