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Sep 13, 17, 9:09 pm
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Posted By dano45

Ah, thanks for the (quick) answer.

Ah, thanks for the (quick) answer.
Sep 13, 17, 8:58 pm
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Posted By dano45

Cool extending or restarting expiring miles

My United Mileage Plus miles are set to expire in about two months. I'd like to keep them operational until next year so as to use them. The current rules...
Mar 25, 17, 8:27 pm
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Posted By dano45

That is really good to know. Again, thanks for...

That is really good to know. Again, thanks for the info!
Mar 25, 17, 8:10 pm
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Posted By dano45

Good points. And it does appear to be rather...

Good points. And it does appear to be rather difficult to use the points. (Hoping I can get some benefit from them. I guess I should also look for an alternative.)
Mar 25, 17, 7:22 pm
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Posted By dano45

Will do. It seems that in cases like this -...

Will do.

It seems that in cases like this - not many miles, not a frequent flyer - the program is not as useful as it first appears to be.
Mar 25, 17, 7:04 pm
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Posted By dano45

Ah, clever! I was planning to buy some local trip...

Ah, clever! I was planning to buy some local trip ticket and use the offered purchase then to add the extra miles. This is a better plan.
Mar 25, 17, 6:58 pm
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Posted By dano45

Thanks for the reply. I will check on those...

Thanks for the reply. I will check on those options. When I looked at the accelerator page an hour ago I found a quote of $32/1,000, but will look again at the link provided. (I do not have points...
Mar 25, 17, 6:53 pm
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Posted By dano45

Oops, you are correct, I was looking at the wrong...

Oops, you are correct, I was looking at the wrong chart (Star Alliance/Partners). But when I look at the Saver/Standard chart the number appears to change to 57.5k for Saver. (I am not clear yet on...
Mar 25, 17, 6:32 pm
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Posted By dano45

Oh, I did not realize that was a factor as well....

Oh, I did not realize that was a factor as well. Thanks for the info. If the likelihood of getting the upgrade is that reduced, do I have any other options for using the miles before I lose them?
Mar 25, 17, 6:19 pm
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Posted By dano45

Using and buying miles for an upgrade

I am looking to travel RT from Los Angeles (LAX) to Stockholm (ARN) in late May. I did a similar passage in 2013 and it took about 24 hours, including a layover in Newark NJ. I have about 119k miles...
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