I am UA 1K, AA Exec and BA Gold... So a pretty regular flyer... Am considering spreading out my biz to US for some flight this fall, so i am looking at doing their Trial Preferred for Chairmans. But my concern is that unlimited complimentary upgrades are not offered to/from Hawaii... And I LIVE in Hawaii so this is a deal breaker for me... Years ago, DELTA (which also restricts Hawaii upgrades) had an exception to that rule for Hawaii residents, then dropped the exception. Does anyone know for sure whether US offers an exception to Chairmans members who actually are based in Hawaii? Obviously no point spending money on an airline when every flight is guaranteed steerage. Mahalo!