How to Get Quick 15 OP Miles

 
Old Sep 30, 03, 4:17 pm
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How to Get Quick 15 OP Miles

My son has 24,985 miles in his OP account. He is concentrating his flight miles in his Worldperks account for status reasons. Any cheap/easy way to get 15 miles, so he can cash out with a free domestic flight? He is not old enough for a credit card, BTW.
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Old Sep 30, 03, 4:28 pm
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He can buy the $5 e-book "Eat First - You Don't Know What They'll Give You. The Adventures of an Immigrant Family and Their Feminist Daughter." from the OfficeMax store accessed through the CO site. $5 x 3 miles per dollar = 15 miles.

<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">You won't be able to put down this beautifully woven, true story of the unforgettable Sonia Pressman Fuentes and her family until you've reached the end. Walk with Sonia through her sometimes poignant, often hilarious, always fascinating chronicle of trials and tribulations. Beginning with the almost-didn't-happen wedding of her parents in Poland, moving on to the family's immigration to America to escape the Nazis, and continuing with Sonia's own story, the adventures are nonstop. It's our pleasure to introduce you to Ms. Fuentes, natural storyteller, first woman attorney in the General Counsel's Office at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a founder of the National Organization for Women, and an international speaker on women's rights. Buy now. And don't forget to Eat First. </font>
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Old Sep 30, 03, 4:36 pm
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Now that you'll have your 25000 miles, what makes you think Continental will bring the ball to the sandlot to play?

Standard award availability is a real myth at Continental.

Not wishing to burst your son's bubble, but this issue is a real pisser for all of us.

And, and by the way, we know you have a choice in carriers, thanks for flying Continental.
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Old Sep 30, 03, 4:36 pm
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Thanks, that's perfect. I wasn't aware of the shopping program, which certainly makes it easy. And no shipping charge on ebooks, I suppose, even on a $5 order.
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Old Sep 30, 03, 5:06 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Jim Phillips:
Now that you'll have your 25000 miles, what makes you think Continental will bring the ball to the sandlot to play?

Standard award availability is a real myth at Continental.
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not if you are willing to plan your weekend trip on Monday of that week...but, then you have to pay a rush fee.
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Old Sep 30, 03, 5:20 pm
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register for continental idine $1 spent in particpating restaurants= 10 miles. Spend $1.50 and he'll get the miles.
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Old Sep 30, 03, 9:10 pm
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Last year, I was 11 miles short of a reward. The reward dept agent offered to sell me 1,000 miles for $25 (now $32 I think) but I called the service center dept and talked very nice to an agent who added the 11 miles as "goodwill". You might try that approach....if not successful, hang up and call back.
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Old Sep 30, 03, 9:51 pm
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don't forget, you can always transfer to Amtrak & then to UA - I'm short about 308 miles to make it an even transfer, so I'll be eating at an i-dine meal and spending about 31 dollars on it next week!
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Old Oct 1, 03, 7:21 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Jim Phillips:


Standard award availability is a real myth at Continental.

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Thats not true

- I just checked Ellington to IAH always has standard avaialable, No need to save up for standard FC on a Jungle Jet


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Old Oct 1, 03, 6:16 pm
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It's so bad trying to get an standard US domestic award that I have planned my retirement from Gordo's program. I have already used up all my miles except 15,000. It won't take long to build it up to 25,000 and then clean it up for good.

You can redeem an award but I have to try for several trips and eventually one of them is successful. Each time I try for one trip, I am quite flexible except for not wanting a red eye.
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Old Oct 2, 03, 12:27 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Human Unit 763246B:
It's so bad trying to get an standard US domestic award that I have planned my retirement from Gordo's program. I have already used up all my miles except 15,000. It won't take long to build it up to 25,000 and then clean it up for good.

You can redeem an award but I have to try for several trips and eventually one of them is successful. Each time I try for one trip, I am quite flexible except for not wanting a red eye.
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Have U thought about sending that 15K to Amtrak, then onward to HHonors or UA?
I did it a few times & now I have a whopping 11 CO miles without plans to earn more.

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