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Old Jun 20, 13, 8:54 am
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Bellevue, WA
Programs: AS MVPG, DL PM, Bonvoy Platinum
Posts: 49
Originally Posted by keisari View Post
Can you clarify for me:

Are you doing a MR for miles or for status?
If it is for miles then you are spending all of them in upgrades
If it is for status, then adding copays for upgrades is hardly a MR "paying next to nothing"

By the way, your analysis is right on the money.
Be nice, call and call again and have patience with no attitude/sense of entitlement.
I agree with you; there are some excellent phone CSR with United and sometime you get that terrible person that makes you want to forget United for ever.
MR for status. Well, I wasn't originally going to upgrade, but because it was going to be an 18 hour travel day, I figured it would be worth it. Technically, when you book a "daytrip", all segments are upgraded for what would normally be considered a one-way upgrade on a multi-day trip. In this case, the upgrade was 20,000 miles and $75. Not a bad deal (IMO) for spending 18 hours in airports and on airplanes. 5.3CPM for this trip with the upgrade.
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