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Old Jan 19, 13, 9:20 pm
Always Flyin
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Originally Posted by IAH-OIL-TRASH View Post
One gets 6 SWUs for flying 100k miles, not for being 1k. One happens to qualify for 1k at the same time.
Originally Posted by Often1 View Post
The lawsuit has nothing to do with companion GPU's and in fact has nothing to do with GPU's at all (you get them for flying not for being 1K, just happens that the same flying gets you both).

So, as to OP's question, unless UA changes the program for some reason, which it won't, your companion gets to share your perks but doesn't get his/her own unless s/he earns them separately. Even if the Chicago MM wins and gets everything he wants, this isn't part of what he's asking for.
I guess I look at it a little differently. 1Ks get 6 Systemwides Upgrades (now referred to as GPUs). So if you achieve 1K status, no matter how you get it, you should get all the benefits of that status, which would include 6 Systemwides.

But UA, excuse me, I mean CO, won't do that. They took the worst of both programs and put them together to form the new and improved MileagePlus program.
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