Oct 22, 99, 5:09 pm
Join Date: Oct 1999
What does 1K mean?
I've always wondered this. Why does UAL call their highest tier Premier Executive 1K? I thought that this was because it takes 100,000 miles to achieve, but then that would be 100K. Where do they get 1K?
Anyone have any theories?
Oct 22, 99, 5:59 pm
It is also called PE 100K (that is what used to be printed on my boarding passes when I was 1K).
What it actually means is that you know the airport personnel better than your neighbors.
Oct 22, 99, 6:00 pm
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: SF Bay Area
Programs: UA 1.3KMM, Htz PC, Natl ExEm, SPG G, Hyatt Plat, Hilton G "What's that make us? Absolutely nothing."
1K comes from the codes that UA uses to identify different tiers of travelers on their computer systems, which only use 2 letters as identifiers.
1K = 100,000 Mile Flyer
1P = Premier Executive
2P = Premier
There's also a Premier Emeritus level, but I forget the code.
Does Merry read this board? Does anyone know what the UA equivalent of BA Premier/SR Circle, etc. is? What the perks are? Even 1k's can have dreams.
Maybe you can buy it with a black Amex.
(Ducking from the thrown fruit)
[This message has been edited by greg99 (edited 10-22-1999).]
Oct 22, 99, 7:47 pm
Join Date: May 1998
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Services are same as all other airline VIP's. Private lounge, personal Concierge to pre-board, concierge when exiting, 120 HRS upgrades, (they probably don't collect certs), etc.
Oct 23, 99, 1:22 pm
Join Date: May 1998
Location: Texas, U.S.A.
1K means you fly too much.
Oct 23, 99, 6:24 pm
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Far forward aisle seat please!
Programs: UA MP, AA Advantage
1K also means you have learned too much about the airline business and that there is a chance UA employees might actually realize that you are a valued customer. (Of course most folks on this board know that is not always true
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