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ghurty Jul 2, 11 8:33 pm

Do elite benefits still apply to non-elites flying on miles from elite?
 
Does Continental still pass on the benefits of Platinum (ie: preferred seating, free baggage, etc...) to non elites flying mileage tickets that the points came from the Platinum member account (even if the elite is not actually flying)?


Thakns

GTHCGTH Jul 2, 11 8:56 pm

Recently (two weeks or so) found that to still be the case of the glitch. Priority boarding, standby, etc.

ghurty Jul 2, 11 8:57 pm

You said "glitch".

I always understood that to be official policy.

UAzip Jul 2, 11 9:00 pm


Originally Posted by ghurty (Post 16663504)
You said "glitch".

I always understood that to be official policy.

I believe that the understanding as we know it is that it's a glitch but one that CO has actively not bothered to fix--this may or may not last or may be fixed at any time, theoretically. It's not in writing anywhere that the benefits extend, but the system does it and it's apparently more trouble for them to fix than they feel it's worth, for now. (This is my understanding gathered from posts here anyway.)

GTHCGTH Jul 2, 11 9:06 pm


Originally Posted by UAzip (Post 16663513)
I believe that the understanding as we know it is that it's a glitch but one that CO has actively not bothered to fix--this may or may not last or may be fixed at any time, theoretically. It's not in writing anywhere that the benefits extend, but the system does it and it's apparently more trouble for them to fix than they feel it's worth, for now. (This is my understanding gathered from posts here anyway.)

I thought it was weird my friend's boarding pass had my OP (or sometimes even 1k) number on it. Reading up on it here made it seem like it's a glitch left for the elites to enjoy.

Russell745 Jul 3, 11 4:40 am

Sent wife and daughter EWR-LIM yesterday on reward ticket.
Wife's BP printed with my elite status and elite access. They were both also allowed 3 bags x 70 lb each. Did have to push the issue a little with them though as agent explained that there was a baggage embargo in effect for LIM.
Told here it's been like that for years and elites have always been allowed 3 x 70. After some checking she got an override for the extra baggage tags.

qoodoo Jul 3, 11 9:41 am

This has always been the case and still is...have 6 tickets booked for parents however all are first class so it wouldn't have mattered lol.

MtVernonCoAir Jul 3, 11 6:56 pm


Originally Posted by Russell745 (Post 16664332)
Sent wife and daughter EWR-LIM yesterday on reward ticket.
Wife's BP printed with my elite status and elite access.

Had same experience flying my daughter on reward ticket Friday afternoon (7/1) PVD-EWR-SAN. :)

emcsweeney Jul 3, 11 7:37 pm


Originally Posted by ghurty (Post 16663445)
Does Continental still pass on the benefits of Platinum (ie: preferred seating, free baggage, etc...) to non elites flying mileage tickets that the points came from the Platinum member account (even if the elite is not actually flying)?


Thakns

Yes

goldelite8 Jul 3, 11 8:09 pm


Originally Posted by ghurty (Post 16663445)
Does Continental still pass on the benefits of Platinum (ie: preferred seating, free baggage, etc...) to non elites flying mileage tickets that the points came from the Platinum member account (even if the elite is not actually flying)?


Thakns

In addition to receiving all of the above benefits, many people have posted that the individual traveling on their miles receives upgrades if the miles holder is a OnePass Plus or PPlus member.

Red_Rob Jul 4, 11 12:57 am


Originally Posted by qoodoo (Post 16665115)
This has always been the case and still is...have 6 tickets booked for parents however all are first class so it wouldn't have mattered lol.

6 Parents?? Thats a lot of step's and in-laws.

GoBucks27 Jul 4, 11 7:15 am

*****

maverick17 Jul 5, 11 8:44 pm


Originally Posted by GoBucks27 (Post 16668902)
Awesome benefit.
CO ticket stock, CO metal only.

Be carfeul, OP is loaded with CO ticket stock on UA metal offerings; and not applicable on these.

Will this benefit go away in 2012; or will it be adopted as policy in the new CONTINENTAL, er united.......????

not sure about that? my award ticket for gf she got lounge invites from Asiana and ANA even without me there to show a *gold card. united wouldn't allow her in the RCC though. first time i tried it so i might be confusing your comment.

ghurty Jul 5, 11 9:46 pm


Originally Posted by goldelite8 (Post 16667297)
In addition to receiving all of the above benefits, many people have posted that the individual traveling on their miles receives upgrades if the miles holder is a OnePass Plus or PPlus member.

I did not know you can get upgraded while flying on miles. How does that work?

dinoscool3 Jul 6, 11 8:12 am


Originally Posted by ghurty (Post 16677846)
I did not know you can get upgraded while flying on miles. How does that work?

If you have the Pres Plus card, they upgrade you if possible.


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