Downgrading from HHonors Surpass card?

Old Jul 20, 20, 4:20 pm
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Downgrading from HHonors Surpass card?

I have had this account open for 20 years and had the Surpass for the last 2. I earned Diamond thru $40K spend in 2018, which carried thru all of 2019 and early this year when it was then extended for 2 more years thru March 2022. I have earned my FN award (just last week) which is good for 24 months - but now that my AF fee is due this next cycle, I would like to downgrade to the free card since I'm not travelling right now anyway. According to my reading of the status terms, I won't lose either my status (since it was earned thru $40K spend then extended due to Covid, not simply granted by owning the card as the Gold level was originally) or my FN award. I think I would lose my Priority pass access but I have plenty of United passes I can't use right now anyway. Am I missing anything?

Has anyone else downgraded this year and what was your result?
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Old Jul 20, 20, 6:28 pm
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I have had this account open for 20 years and had the Surpass for the last 2. I earned Diamond thru $40K spend in 2018, which carried thru all of 2019 and early this year when it was then extended for 2 more years thru March 2022. I have earned my FN award (just last week) which is good for 24 months - but now that my AF fee is due this next cycle, I would like to downgrade to the free card since I'm not travelling right now anyway. According to my reading of the status terms, I won't lose either my status (since it was earned thru $40K spend then extended due to Covid, not simply granted by owning the card as the Gold level was originally) or my FN award. I think I would lose my Priority pass access but I have plenty of United passes I can't use right now anyway. Am I missing anything?

Has anyone else downgraded this year and what was your result?
after spending $20K+ at supermkts the C-19 hit and when HH announced status will remain as is I KOed my card 1 week before the AF was due, to the no fee card, figuring sometime in '21 if need be I will reUp it. The # stays the same as does everything else. Iveyet to use my Get of Jail card gift of Diamond for the next year. I will wait to see how things workout before I reUP

Ideally Im looking to rid myself of HH, but Im not gonna do it getting little to no value for my stash of pts, I found alot of times I could book at another Chain for alot better value Pts or $ wise, so a Hampton is $99 or 50K and a Fairfield down the block is 20K or $89, Im heading to The Fairfield, which is usually the case when HH presents really nutty pt amounts. Not looking to make out like a bandit just $.0045 - .005 a point and most time if lucky its .003
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Old Jul 20, 20, 6:31 pm
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Originally Posted by bbriscoe34 View Post
I have had this account open for 20 years and had the Surpass for the last 2. I earned Diamond thru $40K spend in 2018, which carried thru all of 2019 and early this year when it was then extended for 2 more years thru March 2022. I have earned my FN award (just last week) which is good for 24 months - but now that my AF fee is due this next cycle, I would like to downgrade to the free card since I'm not travelling right now anyway. According to my reading of the status terms, I won't lose either my status (since it was earned thru $40K spend then extended due to Covid, not simply granted by owning the card as the Gold level was originally) or my FN award. I think I would lose my Priority pass access but I have plenty of United passes I can't use right now anyway. Am I missing anything?

Has anyone else downgraded this year and what was your result?
I had two Surpass cards, and downgraded one to the no fee card in early March. My wife has one too, and Iíll likely downgrade hers when it comes up for renewal.
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Old Jul 20, 20, 6:53 pm
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Originally Posted by bbriscoe34 View Post
I have had this account open for 20 years and had the Surpass for the last 2. I earned Diamond thru $40K spend in 2018, which carried thru all of 2019 and early this year when it was then extended for 2 more years thru March 2022. I have earned my FN award (just last week) which is good for 24 months - but now that my AF fee is due this next cycle, I would like to downgrade to the free card since I'm not travelling right now anyway. According to my reading of the status terms, I won't lose either my status (since it was earned thru $40K spend then extended due to Covid, not simply granted by owning the card as the Gold level was originally) or my FN award. I think I would lose my Priority pass access but I have plenty of United passes I can't use right now anyway. Am I missing anything?

Has anyone else downgraded this year and what was your result?
mine was the aspire; the result is a 10-mo refund of AF, still a diamond member til 2022; don't care much about PP in near future

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