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Old May 6, 11, 1:49 pm   #1
 
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100% BONUS Choice points to UA mileage Plus

Now only 2500 choice points are needed to get 1000 UA miles.

Amazingly this is buried and appears nowhere on the site.
The click though link says 5:1.

It's only when you actually click through that you see the point "sale" of a half price ratio of 2.5 to 1.

This is of no interest to me as I don't collect Mileage Plus miles, but I did want to share it with the board.

Last edited by writetorich; May 7, 11 at 4:48 pm.. Reason: forget to say don't , so I put it in bold.
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Old May 6, 11, 10:30 pm   #2
 
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Now only 2500 choice points are needed to get 1000 UA miles.

Amazingly this is buried and appears nowhere on the site.
The click though link says 5:1.

It's only when you actually click through that you see the point "sale" of a half price ratio of 2.5 to 1.

This is of no interest to me as I collect Mileage Plus miles, but I did want to share it with the board.
Thanks for the heads up, I was able to redeem 400K CP points for 160K UA miles
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Old May 6, 11, 11:27 pm   #3
 
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Thanks for the heads up, I was able to redeem 400K CP points for 160K UA miles
is it a good use of cp points? even buying at discover america, it o
cost 1.8 cpm.
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Old May 6, 11, 11:37 pm   #4
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is it a good use of cp points? even buying at discover america, it o
cost 1.8 cpm.
It's not a use I would choose. But for those who have more hotel points than airline miles when the airline miles are needed in short order for award tickets, it may be reasonable enough value.

Anyone aware of how long it takes the transfer from CP to UA to clear? Given upcoming changes, timing may matter.
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Old May 7, 11, 7:17 am   #5
 
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is it a good use of cp points? even buying at discover america, it o
cost 1.8 cpm.
With the bonus it should come down to half of that @ .94 cpm! Of course if you just want *A miles for partner redemption a transfer to US could yield even lower cpm if you are elite and you have the airline's credit card.
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Old May 7, 11, 7:42 am   #6
 
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is it a good use of cp points? even buying at discover america, it o
cost 1.8 cpm.
I value one CP points = 0.9 to 1 Cents and 1 UA Miles = 2.5 cents

Having said that I can make use of 1 CP points upto 1.25 cents if used properly where as 1 UA miles can go upto 5 cents. Also most of my stays are not at Choice hotels, unless there is no SPG, IHG, Hyatt, Marriott or Hilton near by

IMHO, I value united points much more than 2.5x CP points.
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Old May 7, 11, 4:52 pm   #7
 
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With the bonus it should come down to half of that @ .94 cpm! Of course if you just want *A miles for partner redemption a transfer to US could yield even lower cpm if you are elite and you have the airline's credit card.
And US Air does not block star alliance awards, whereas United does.

After AA, US Air is my second choice program.
I never fly US , but have transferred in over 400K , largely during a starwood bonus.
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Old May 8, 11, 1:25 pm   #8
 
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And US Air does not block star alliance awards, whereas United does.
Well, for now at least, you can transfer as many UA miles as you want to your CO account, and CO does not block star alliance awards (that may change once the two FF programs are fully merged). US may still have an advantage re routing rules though.
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And US Air does not block star alliance awards, whereas United does.

After AA, US Air is my second choice program.
I never fly US , but have transferred in over 400K , largely during a starwood bonus.
US air blocked VCE_ZRH whereas bmi ticketed the flights ok
so yes there is still starnet blocking with USAIR
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Old May 16, 11, 6:07 pm   #10
 
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Trasferred the points on 6th and all my points posted today(160k) in Mileage Plus account
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Old May 18, 11, 4:26 pm   #11
 
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Well, for now at least, you can transfer as many UA miles as you want to your CO account, and CO does not block star alliance awards (that may change once the two FF programs are fully merged). US may still have an advantage re routing rules though.

Hmmmm, So choice to Amtrak , via Choice to UA , then to CO, then to Amtrak.

I did not know UA was combinable with CO,

So 25,000 Choice points equal 10,000 Amtrak points.

I value Amtrak higher than both UA mileage less and CO none pass.

But still I won't do this as I have ample AGR for now.
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Old May 19, 11, 1:52 pm   #12
 
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Thanks OP, wouldn't have a clue about it without reading it. Choice doesn't actively inform the members of such promos right?
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Old May 24, 11, 7:20 am   #13
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Carried out transfer on the 10th and am still waiting...
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Old May 31, 11, 12:48 pm   #14
 
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How long do points post? I have been waiting for like 2 weeks now...

while my AA miles have posted every Tuesday....

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Old May 31, 11, 1:46 pm   #15
 
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How long do points post? I have been waiting for like 2 weeks now...

while my AA miles have posted every Tuesday....
Requested the transfer on May 24th, came through on the 30th. 100K choice to 40K UA.
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