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Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus Yesterday, 2:59 pm
Replies: 3,885
Views: 126,010
Posted By aacharya
1. Yes 2. Metal and fare class is what...

1. Yes

2. Metal and fare class is what counts. So No to the first, and most likely Yes to the 2nd.
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus Yesterday, 2:51 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,428
Posted By aacharya
But UA (the agents you're talking to) may not see...

But UA (the agents you're talking to) may not see that. What we're all trying to tell you is to be careful assuming UA will care. Then again, I don't have MM status - so one never knows.
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus Yesterday, 2:33 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,428
Posted By aacharya
Then your only option is Premier Accelerator -...

Then your only option is Premier Accelerator - but it won't be cheap.
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus Yesterday, 2:18 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,428
Posted By aacharya
It does. But if I were the OP, and within ~7...

It does.

But if I were the OP, and within ~7 years of Lifetime 1K, I'd fly, and find a flight quickly. 15K PQM is a lot to waive.

http://goo.gl/flights/gBpP

This flight will give 14,000...
Forum: Mileage Run Discussion Dec 19, 14, 6:58 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 129
Posted By aacharya
Newark to Turks & Caicos $438 R/T. ...

Newark to Turks & Caicos $438 R/T.
http://goo.gl/flights/ZbuR

Miami to Newark $370 R/T.
http://goo.gl/flights/z6BA

If you're flying to all these places, though, use SDC to add a few...
Forum: Mileage Run Discussion Dec 19, 14, 5:37 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,540
Posted By aacharya
Not as a Platinum/Gold - and that's why you were...

Not as a Platinum/Gold - and that's why you were counseled about minimum number of PQMs and SDC.

Just fly LAX-SFO-LAX and be done with it.
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus Dec 19, 14, 4:24 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 973
Posted By aacharya
Direct flights are an issue with upgrades, and...

Direct flights are an issue with upgrades, and why FT mantra is to either book as a multi-leg, or to split the segments.

I would take 30K miles (as a 1K, to me, those are worth at least $600) or...
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus Dec 19, 14, 3:00 pm
Replies: 412
Views: 30,170
Posted By aacharya
It does not matter the status (except with...

It does not matter the status (except with respect to fee reductions).

But one cannot waitlist for Saver Business on partner metal, and one cannot waitlist for Saver Business from Standard...
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus Dec 18, 14, 2:26 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By aacharya
If Explorer, this might be two months old - as...

If Explorer, this might be two months old - as they gave a 50K bonus.
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus Dec 18, 14, 2:23 pm
Replies: 634
Views: 45,226
Posted By aacharya
I have to assume, as a UA Premier, you don't mean...

I have to assume, as a UA Premier, you don't mean E+.

In that sense, you were the benefit of an op-up - and not a CPU at all.

It is not common to be op-up'd on any route. It happens due to...
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus Dec 18, 14, 12:21 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By aacharya
My advice: December 24th: BKK-NRT-ORD, in...

My advice:

December 24th: BKK-NRT-ORD, in Global F. 1h25 minute connection.
TG676-NH1012
Forum: Mileage Run Discussion Dec 18, 14, 12:19 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,152
Posted By aacharya
In this specific case, OP already had a thread...

In this specific case, OP already had a thread open on this (with more miles needed), and reopened a new one.
It's posts like these that make me disinclined to assist - especially based out of the...
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus Dec 18, 14, 12:08 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 167
Posted By aacharya
Azul is not a *A partner - and can never earn...

Azul is not a *A partner - and can never earn PQMs.

http://www.united.com/CMS/en-US/marketing/custcomm/promotions/Pages/AirlinePartnerDetails.aspx?ItemId=635

You do earn 100% RDM - what was the...
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus Dec 18, 14, 11:26 am
Replies: 1,445
Views: 79,319
Posted By aacharya
*A rules for *G denote "departure airport". ...

*A rules for *G denote "departure airport".

UA allows "day of departure" for *G.

I don't know the conversation you had with the Club or your status.
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus Dec 18, 14, 10:09 am
Replies: 3,885
Views: 126,010
Posted By aacharya
I would say Friday outbound, and Saturday...

I would say Friday outbound, and Saturday inbound. Avoids some of the business fliers. As for not having Saver Business - the availability of Saver Business is not directly linked to off-season -...
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus Dec 18, 14, 9:58 am
Replies: 472
Views: 20,566
Posted By aacharya
Just fly on an expensive routing, close to home. ...

Just fly on an expensive routing, close to home. Ask in the MR or "Need xxx" thread.
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus Dec 17, 14, 12:10 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 3,394
Posted By aacharya
Why not use them in January? They don't expire...

Why not use them in January? They don't expire till then.

That's when I'm using mine. I don't fly in December unless I have to - not a lot of happy fliers for some reason (packed planes, forced...
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus Dec 17, 14, 8:47 am
Replies: 14
Views: 408
Posted By aacharya
And think they come "free" - so that we should be...

And think they come "free" - so that we should be giving away all of them for nothing.
Forum: Mileage Run Discussion Dec 17, 14, 8:46 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,190
Posted By aacharya
Blame the user base for their abuses, not the...

Blame the user base for their abuses, not the provider.
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus Dec 16, 14, 10:03 pm
Replies: 472
Views: 20,566
Posted By aacharya
No to all three.

No to all three.
Forum: Mileage Run Discussion Dec 16, 14, 9:28 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,190
Posted By aacharya
I like it. Folks were killing the engine with...

I like it. Folks were killing the engine with 2000 and 3000 mile radius...larger than the continental US. Now one actually needs to make a focused search...or us google flights.
Forum: Mileage Run Discussion Dec 16, 14, 9:00 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By aacharya
Indeed, I'm with you here. Folks need to clarify...

Indeed, I'm with you here. Folks need to clarify what's out of bounds - as there are some excellent MRs to DME right now.
Forum: Mileage Run Discussion Dec 16, 14, 8:51 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By aacharya
I would not expect UA to help you - if you don't...

I would not expect UA to help you - if you don't give them a destination, budget, etc.

It looks like you wish to have one flight over this weekend to gain 7301 PQM, from the NYC area (LGA, JFK,...
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus Dec 16, 14, 8:24 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By aacharya
You will be asked to deplane - as it is not a...

You will be asked to deplane - as it is not a stop - it is a different flight altogether. Although the plane might be the same, it is not a mandate that it is.

Check threads on "direct flights"...
Forum: United Airlines | MileagePlus Dec 16, 14, 3:23 pm
Replies: 3,885
Views: 126,010
Posted By aacharya
Just note that you give up any chance of upgrades...

Just note that you give up any chance of upgrades for you and one traveler if you have all your family on one PNR.

Consider, for example, a family of four. If you don't need more than 6 bags,...
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