Howdy Everyone -- title here says it all: elites need the *option* to defer SWU deposits! Background: for CO folks the first batch of SWUs were linked to the elite program year, so in other words regardless of when you earned them the first batch of 4 CO SWUs were valid through the year earned (they were deposited immediately when earned), the entire next year, and then the first two months of the year after that. So in other words if one hit 100k on CO @ 10/1/2010 the SWUs were deposited shortly thereafter and had an expiration date of 2/28/2012. For the UA folks SWUs traditionally were deposited on 1/1/newyear after the 100k was flown with the option for a few to be deposited early, at the customers request and SWUs were valid for 12 months from date of request. So if someone hit 1K @ 10/1/2010 their SWUs would be deposited 1/1/2011 and be valid through 12/31/2011, unless an early deposit was requested and then the validity would be 12 months from the month of the early deposit. Now if I could choose any option I'd go with the CO one as that gives me the most flexibility but as I get the fact UA wants to take the "best" of each program, which is why we're now stuck with the immediate deposit of all SWUs with 1 year expiration dates. I'm not trying to say SWUs should be valid for more than one year (although it would be nice!) but as someone who's currently facing a glut of more than 15 SWUs in my accounts without the possibility of using them for Q42012 travel I'd greatly appreciate the opportunity to defer my SWU deposits until 1/1/2012! So I just wanted to throw it out there and see what folks thought about the idea of letting a customer opt to defer his/her SWU deposits until the end of the current elite year.