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Jan 18, 11, 12:24 pm
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Posted By shortcut3d

My spend for 2010 on UA was 22k with 55k FF. The...

My spend for 2010 on UA was 22k with 55k FF. The only unusual travel pattern for me was no paid international travel in 2010. I have to admit my spend dropped by 50% with 5k FF reduction from 2009....
Jan 17, 11, 3:18 pm
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Posted By shortcut3d

In December, I completed award travel that...

In December, I completed award travel that included a 2 week stop over at MNL. All fees were included in the award ticket. Only the departure fee paid in cash at the terminal before immigration is...
Jan 17, 11, 3:01 pm
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Posted By shortcut3d

I'm amazed by the number of sub-50k FF mile GS...

I'm amazed by the number of sub-50k FF mile GS this year. Especially, since there are those that exceeded 50k FF and got dropped from the program. One thing in common with those of us that were...
Jan 13, 11, 5:25 pm
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Posted By shortcut3d

That's why my theory is they are dropping...

That's why my theory is they are dropping borderline GS and switching them with new borderline GS. They are spreading the service level around. The hope is the previous GS will miss his/her status...
Jan 12, 11, 11:45 am
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Posted By shortcut3d

After reading a few people re-qualified with only...

After reading a few people re-qualified with only 50k FF, I almost feel like they are rotating me out of GS unless I had really high spend (i.e. at least 75k FF), to make room for new GS. Maybe UA...
Jan 11, 11, 6:58 pm
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Posted By shortcut3d

I'm in the same boat. I thought about...

I'm in the same boat. I thought about complaining to United, but I know it will get no where. I just wish I flew less than 1k and receive a soft landing. I received nothing for multiple years as a...
Jan 11, 11, 2:15 pm
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Posted By shortcut3d

After 4 years as a GS I got the rejection letter....

After 4 years as a GS I got the rejection letter. I had 108k EQM with 56k FF. I stopped flying FF fare after I got that confusing/insulting/poor e-mail that asked me to fly an additional 20k FF...
Jan 5, 11, 4:44 pm
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Posted By shortcut3d

PEK-SFO Dec 27 was delayed 4 hours. I received...

PEK-SFO Dec 27 was delayed 4 hours. I received several e-mails, txt and calls from UGS. Board the plane and sit in a very light business cabin. Only two seats in F are taken. A few PAX are walked...
Jan 5, 11, 1:54 pm
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Posted By shortcut3d

I've been a GS for 5 years now. I had 55k FF...

I've been a GS for 5 years now. I had 55k FF miles this year. I received that nasty letter last year stating to guarantee my re-qualification I would need 75k FF miles. I received the letter at...
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Posted By shortcut3d

IC Manila

What is your Priority Club status?
Gold Ambassador

Were you happy with the hotel/stay?
Disappointed

Which room did you book and which upgrade did you receive?
King Club Executive. Upgraded...
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Posted By shortcut3d

So far this stay has been average at best. The...

So far this stay has been average at best. The hotel is dated but in fairly good condition. The location is good with access to malls and dining.

At check-in they refused my BOGO certificate....
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Posted By shortcut3d

Thanks. I was confused with the early post in...

Thanks. I was confused with the early post in the threads on the points, I now understand after a bunch of reading the 2000 point fixed rate.

Obviously, I'm staying over the weekend, can I use...
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Posted By shortcut3d

I stayed here on 12/4 at a corporate rate of...

I stayed here on 12/4 at a corporate rate of $159/night. I received an upgrade to a club king as an Ambassador Gold. The room was nice on par to the W down the road where I normally stay. The sink...
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Posted By shortcut3d

I'm staying at this hotel in one week for 9 days....

I'm staying at this hotel in one week for 9 days. I'm a SPG & Marriott Plat and signed up for the Ambassador Gold. I have a few questions for the hotel / program...

What should I expect in terms...
Dec 6, 10, 12:46 pm
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Posted By shortcut3d

I received a Plat. suite upgrade on the 22nd...

I received a Plat. suite upgrade on the 22nd floor over looking the beach. Really nice corner suite with the balcony wrapping around. There was plentiful lounge furniture as well. Steak 954 was...
Sep 10, 10, 3:16 pm
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Posted By shortcut3d

I'm traveling to Asia in December. My original...

I'm traveling to Asia in December. My original booking was all through Tokyo on 747s. An equipment swap and schedule change now has me on 777. What's the chance I'll get the new C?
Aug 6, 10, 10:45 am
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Posted By shortcut3d

SFO-BOS 862 has cleared two weeks in a row at the...

SFO-BOS 862 has cleared two weeks in a row at the gate. I changed my return 3 times and the first two cleared a day before. The last change cleared 30 min prior to boarding. My return today still...
Aug 2, 10, 6:16 pm
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Posted By shortcut3d

My travel varies greatly. First year as a 1k I...

My travel varies greatly. First year as a 1k I managed it all domestic plus Canada. The following years included 2 - 4 international trips, which since I've been GS. This year, no paid...
Jul 20, 10, 6:31 pm
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Posted By shortcut3d

The main difference between this year and last is...

The main difference between this year and last is I had 2 Int'l C saver awards vs 2 Int'l Y savers awards U/G to C and no paid Int'l this year. Overall, I'm on target to end the year with more EQMs...
Jul 17, 10, 1:55 am
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Posted By shortcut3d

+1 United moved the carrot way too far out. ...

+1

United moved the carrot way too far out. 50% increase over the normal GS is pretty high. Last year United didn't even have to send me a notice, I had far exceed 50k FF. I'm some what...
Jul 16, 10, 10:10 pm
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Posted By shortcut3d

I got #2 and also had 35k FF through the letter...

I got #2 and also had 35k FF through the letter date. I've since added another 10k FF miles.
Jul 13, 10, 1:53 pm
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Posted By shortcut3d

My understanding it is a safety issue. There has...

My understanding it is a safety issue. There has to be a ground crew member to watch the passengers waiting for gate checked bags. Sometimes, this person is the only person or assisting with...
Jul 9, 10, 9:48 am
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Posted By shortcut3d

I have not been boarded separately since my F...

I have not been boarded separately since my F LAX-HKG flight 2 years ago. IME, its been GS/1K/F/C all at one time.

On express flights they only give about 10 secs for GS/1k pre-boarding, then 10...
Jul 8, 10, 12:38 pm
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Posted By shortcut3d

At the beginning of the year I was doubtful, but...

At the beginning of the year I was doubtful, but by the end of July I should be at 80k. Therefore, 1k seems reasonable. GS on the other hand seems like a stretch unless the welcome me back based on...
Jul 6, 10, 3:12 pm
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Views: 3,383
Posted By shortcut3d

Same here. All my equipment upgrades have been...

Same here. All my equipment upgrades have been SFO-ORD or SFO-IAD.
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