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Old Sep 4, 05, 10:39 am
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NeoOfTheCRS
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: PIT
Programs: UA 3.6 MM, Marriott Lifetime Plat
Posts: 2,543
ghhoughton,

First of all, US may have been in bankruptcy twice, but UA has been in BK for three years now and I don't see any realistic exit plan for them. So based on security of miles, I'm burning UA and accruing US--quite a change from earlier this year.

On UA the system of upgrades is enormously complex and there is no such thing as a free upgrade at UA unless you are travelling on a Y or B fare domestically. This may or may not benefit you.

Finally, UA WILL NOT comp your US status since they are members of the star alliance. Therefore, it will be a long, slow crawl up towards Premier status before you start to get elite benefits within mileage plus. Benefits at the Premier (2P) level are extraordinarily poor and basically consist of economy plus seating reserved in advance.
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