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Old Sep 4, 18, 8:29 pm
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jsloan
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Originally Posted by DWAGENT View Post
So let me ask another question that I probably already know the answer to: can you opt-out of your upgraded status entirely? In other words, if I travel enough to qualify for a premier level, but I don't want it...can I refuse it or retroactively downgrade my status? Or am I automatically bumped up to a new level, and that's that?
Sure, MileagePlus is an optional program. Don’t join, or stop providing your frequent flyer number during the reservation process, and you’re extremely unlikely to get upgraded. And, if you’d prefer to have only the mileage earning and nothing else, you can ask for retroactive credit after the flight.

FYI: Seat assignments are never guaranteed. There’s an entire thread on the board about seat changes occurring for no obvious reason. You’re going to need to monitor your reservations no matter what you do.
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