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Do elite benefits still apply to non-elites flying on miles from elite?

Do elite benefits still apply to non-elites flying on miles from elite?

 
Old Jul 2, 11, 9:33 pm
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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)?


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Old Jul 2, 11, 9:56 pm
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Recently (two weeks or so) found that to still be the case of the glitch. Priority boarding, standby, etc.
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Old Jul 2, 11, 9:57 pm
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You said "glitch".

I always understood that to be official policy.
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Old Jul 2, 11, 10:00 pm
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Originally Posted by ghurty View Post
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.)
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Old Jul 2, 11, 10:06 pm
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Originally Posted by UAzip View Post
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.
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Old Jul 3, 11, 5:40 am
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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.
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Old Jul 3, 11, 10:41 am
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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.
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Old Jul 3, 11, 7:56 pm
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Originally Posted by Russell745 View Post
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.
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Old Jul 3, 11, 8:37 pm
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Originally Posted by ghurty View Post
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)?


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Yes
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Old Jul 3, 11, 9:09 pm
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Originally Posted by ghurty View Post
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)?


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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.
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Old Jul 4, 11, 1:57 am
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Originally Posted by qoodoo View Post
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.
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Old Jul 4, 11, 8:15 am
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Old Jul 5, 11, 9:44 pm
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Originally Posted by GoBucks27 View Post
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.
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Old Jul 5, 11, 10:46 pm
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Originally Posted by goldelite8 View Post
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?
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Old Jul 6, 11, 9:12 am
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Originally Posted by ghurty View Post
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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