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Mar 25, 20, 5:14 am
Replies: 134
Views: 10,627
Posted By lotemblizej

About $2k. Would have been $5k, but found...

About $2k. Would have been $5k, but found upgradeable PE seats (into Polaris) for a Christmas market trip to Europe in November. Was agonizing whether to burn the 120 PlusPoints for the upgrades...
Mar 4, 20, 12:20 am
Replies: 1,630
Views: 500,285
Posted By lotemblizej

This week on IAD-BRU my non-elite colleague was...

This week on IAD-BRU my non-elite colleague was offered And accepted a buy up offer from economy to business for $300, while I as a 1K got a lousy $829 offer that didn’t change from checkin to just...
Feb 1, 20, 11:15 am
Replies: 42
Views: 5,301
Posted By lotemblizej

Back in 2009 two of us got IAD-LAX-SYD-MEL in Y...

Back in 2009 two of us got IAD-LAX-SYD-MEL in Y for $700 so not upgradable with GPU. Despite that at LAX I approached the gate agent intending to ask about cash upgrades to SYD, but forgot to use the...
Jan 31, 20, 10:48 am
Replies: 404
Views: 123,170
Posted By lotemblizej

First called UA reservations and a nice agent...

First called UA reservations and a nice agent said it would be no problem, but I just needed to talk to MP desk. They said no. I wrote 1kvoice who also said no. Third time called reservations who...
Jan 31, 20, 8:53 am
Replies: 404
Views: 123,170
Posted By lotemblizej

Third time was a charm! Was able to extend...

Third time was a charm! Was able to extend points from RPUs after earlier being told twice I could not. Thanks to Flyertalk I tried a third time and succeeded.
Jan 29, 20, 12:58 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 8,781
Posted By lotemblizej

The key takeaway for me from these changes is...

The key takeaway for me from these changes is that the UA is purposely changing the profile of 1Ks away from those who fly longer international legs to qualify to those who fly shorter domestic legs....
Jan 8, 20, 5:46 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 10,700
Posted By lotemblizej

Same thing here on a 5 night stay currently...

Same thing here on a 5 night stay currently underway for which 100k points originally deducted in May 2019. Today a new deduction of 105k points was made and the original 100k points refunded (though...
Dec 28, 19, 6:59 pm
Replies: 404
Views: 123,170
Posted By lotemblizej

I originally called 1K reservations to have 40...

I originally called 1K reservations to have 40 points extended and was told I needed to call back when the MP desk was open, but the agent said she thought I should have no problem. However, when I...
Dec 20, 19, 9:38 am
Replies: 404
Views: 123,170
Posted By lotemblizej

I was denied twice. First I called to have 40...

I was denied twice. First I called to have 40 points extended and was told they came from RPUs and are not eligible. Rather than HUACA I emailed 1kvoice, got the same response. While UA is right...
Dec 15, 19, 1:04 pm
Replies: 421
Views: 62,102
Posted By lotemblizej

One possibility here is that the system...

One possibility here is that the system mistakenly prioritizes ANYONE who requests both upgrades (Y to PE and PE to C) over those who request only an upgrade from Y to C. Thus, a silver could leap...
Dec 13, 19, 5:10 pm
Replies: 88
Views: 21,648
Posted By lotemblizej

+1. The seats are so narrow on the 777 that I...

+1. The seats are so narrow on the 777 that I cannot take it for more than a few hours. Even having Y+ doesn’t help much and the much lower ratio of Y+ to Y- means booking close in is a no go. Add...
Dec 12, 19, 5:34 am
Replies: 421
Views: 62,102
Posted By lotemblizej

I am 1K flying on Q fare from MUC to IAD in the...

I am 1K flying on Q fare from MUC to IAD in the coming week and applied a GPU before switch to PlusPoints. I am 16 of 19 on the waitlist, which is the furthest down I have ever been on a Q fare. ...
Dec 4, 19, 3:32 am
Replies: 1,357
Views: 370,731
Posted By lotemblizej

I like the new “View PlusPoints Upgrades” tab in...

I like the new “View PlusPoints Upgrades” tab in the app that shows me which upgrades have been applied and also offers the options to cancel any that have not yet cleared. I have not used it yet,...
Dec 2, 19, 9:44 am
Replies: 44
Views: 12,822
Posted By lotemblizej

Grabbed IAD-GVA for 30,000 rt (1K with UA CC). ...

Grabbed IAD-GVA for 30,000 rt (1K with UA CC). Also saw IAD to AMS, CDG, FRA, MUC for 30k rt, but wanted to avoid the nasty 10 across in Y on Polarized 777.
Nov 29, 19, 10:15 am
Replies: 393
Views: 70,788
Posted By lotemblizej

Indeed, I also miss the old UA 2-5-2...

Indeed, I also miss the old UA 2-5-2 configuration on its 777 in Y because several times I scored 5 middle seats which made for a very comfortable bed. The 4 middle seats in the 747 weren't bad...
Nov 10, 19, 7:43 am
Replies: 2,071
Views: 439,397
Posted By lotemblizej

The smaller Saks blanket yesterday no longer felt...

The smaller Saks blanket yesterday no longer felt soft like cashmere, but rather scratchy like regular wool. It looked the same to me. I had taken Polaris a week before that and it was still the...
Nov 8, 19, 2:33 am
Replies: 429
Views: 69,249
Posted By lotemblizej

Almost total lack of after dinner digestif...

Almost total lack of after dinner digestif options on long haul C or Y after a steady removal of nice options like cognac, amaretto and Bailey's. Unforgivable!
Oct 31, 19, 12:12 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 17,684
Posted By lotemblizej

I got the new ‘Woo Hoo’ message a few times over...

I got the new ‘Woo Hoo’ message a few times over the summer, but since October no email when an upgrade clears. I liked getting them because I could then go select a seat. I also had one GPU clear...
Oct 17, 19, 8:57 am
Replies: 40
Views: 9,194
Posted By lotemblizej

UA has seemed nimble and smart to me in terms of...

UA has seemed nimble and smart to me in terms of deploying J heavy planes on the routes that have the premium traffic. Maybe it also helps they have some very premium heavy hubs like SFO and EWR...
Oct 15, 19, 3:58 am
Replies: 3,261
Views: 942,635
Posted By lotemblizej

I am in the same boat as you and it will also...

I am in the same boat as you and it will also drive my business away from UA. Until now the devaluations to MP were incremental. This time it is so abrupt that the name MileagePlus itself no longer...
Oct 13, 19, 8:23 am
Replies: 423
Views: 115,044
Posted By lotemblizej

Same here. I also have had a yearly 1K...

Same here. I also have had a yearly 1K qualification spreadsheet that I can say goodbye to because although I could meet the new threshold, I find the benefits no longer outweigh the benefits....
Oct 13, 19, 5:33 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,330
Posted By lotemblizej

+1. Just made 2MM in recent weeks and also agree...

+1. Just made 2MM in recent weeks and also agree the changes to how upgrades are earned and elite status reached each year (both surprises to me) greatly enhance the value of lifetime Plat for me....
Oct 11, 19, 5:37 am
Replies: 3,261
Views: 942,635
Posted By lotemblizej

Glad I made 2MM this year as there will clearly...

Glad I made 2MM this year as there will clearly be fewer 1Ks moving forward and that would seem to enhance the value of having platinum for life. And I agree with others who say these changes will...
Oct 8, 19, 3:07 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 9,052
Posted By lotemblizej

The OP has a point in my mind because it makes me...

The OP has a point in my mind because it makes me realize how much UA and other airlines have been successful at devaluing the worth of miles through so many means: selling more of the seats either...
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