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CO/UA Million Mile (and Beyond) Flyer Benefits, Effective Spring 2012
[Here are the n]ew lifetime benefits [and] we think you’ll agree this is the most generous lifetime program in the world. The following will take effect next spring (so please hold tight until then):
Continental and United lifetime earnings will be combined. You all guessed that much, but the key will be how we do it. Continental’s lifetime earnings have been EQM-based, and United’s have been based on actual flight miles. Starting in 2012, the program will be based on actual flight miles, however, we will make a one-time adjustment on the United side to boost everyone’s lifetime earnings to EQMs dating back to the beginning of the program
Lifetime premier benefits for 1 million miles = Premier Gold, 2 million = Premier Platinum, 3 million = Premier 1K, 4 million = Global Services
Million milers will be able to designate a spouse or significant other to always have the same premier tier as them (this includes when the million miler member earns a higher tier). The spousal premier benefits will be identical as the member, except they will not include RPUs and GPUs. This spousal benefit will replace the one-time and annual upgrade gifts, and hopefully you’ll agree this is a better deal
Continental’s Infinite Elite members (the limited few of you that earned this back in the early 90’s) will be grandfathered in and given lifetime Premier 1K status, but without the GPUs. We hope you’ll agree this is a generous resolution
Thanks as always for your feedback, and we look forward to answering your questions.
Managing Director, Customer Solutions
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Understanding that this has been a topic of frequent interest and speculation in the past and anticipating additional discussion now that the terms of the future program have been announced (see above), I have created this new thread.
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Location: San Francisco, CA USA // UA 1K 2 Million Miler, AA EXP 2MM, HH Diamond, SPG Plat // Easily found on SFO-ORDs
Originally Posted by ozstamps
I am a UA Million Miler now = "Star Gold for life."
Is that the same as "Premier Gold"??? (Whatever that will be) i.e. is it Star Gold?
It will all come down to how they map these new levels to *A.
If *S = Premier Silver + Premier Gold, then no. But it would seem odd to have a UA-labeled level be "Gold" when it doesn't map to that level at *A.
As a 2MM flyer, I actually see this as an upgrade on the UA side -- I'm now mapping to a higher level (United Premier Platinum) for life -- the 75k level vs. the 50k level (Premier Executive). It should be status quo on the *A side -- *G for life.
Having just crossed 1MM, I was looking forward to RCC access at 2MM. I could care less about nominating a spouse/significant other. Maybe everybody gets married in Texas, but in the larger U.S. cities people date, break-up, or get divorced.
Programs: UA O-E 1K 0.98MM, AA EXP, SPG Plat (Ambassador), Hertz 5*
Originally Posted by mahasamatman
For most people, it will probably be better. But those of us whose spouse also attains the lifetime status on their own merit get hit.
I wonder - if my spouse is a MM (but never gets higher than Gold), and I as a sub-MM (for another 5 years or so) stay 1K, can she match up to my status level (on an ongoing annual basis, as long as I stay 1K)?
Programs: AS MVPG (2006-2010), UA 1P (2011) looking for 1k
Apologies if this isn't the right forum for it, but have airlines generally been good about grandfathering MM stati in the past? I'm thinking of getting my kids started on flyer programs (esp. UA), but I don't know if in 10 years the trend will have depreciated the value of MM, or if they'll say eventually that it takes 2MM to be a *G now, or whatever.
Programs: UA 1K, Marriott Gold, National Exec Elite
This is the best news I could have hoped for, assuming *G stays at the Premier Gold level. In one day, I move from ~50% of the way there to well over 70% of the way there! This is fair and equitable for all sides, and I congratulate UA for making that change!
Now the waiting game to watch if my EQM that I've tracked over the years will match up with the EQM that UA provides... hoping there will be some sort of accounting of that somewhere.
Also, I suppose this does away with the concept of BIS... unless there's some sort of BIS requirements around the new program - though it doesn't seem like there are.