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Sneak Preview: New Mileage Plus/OnePass mileage transfer and Elite status tools

Sneak Preview: New Mileage Plus/OnePass mileage transfer and Elite status tools

Old Mar 7, 11, 9:12 am
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Sneak Preview: New Mileage Plus/OnePass mileage transfer and Elite status tools

Hi Everyone, as most of you know, United Mileage Plus and Continental OnePass will continue to operate separately until we until they’re combined in 2012. As a result, we’ve received requests from members to be able to transfer miles and combine Elite earnings between accounts. Today, we’re pleased to give you, our power-users, a sneak preview of our new self-service tools that do just that.

Specifically, you can:
  1. Transfer redeemable miles between your OnePass and Mileage Plus accounts. Give it a spin at united.com/transfermymiles or continental.com/transfermymiles (both take you to the same place).
  2. Match Elite status and combine Elite earnings for your OnePass and Mileage Plus accounts. For those of you who have Elite Qualification miles and segments/points in both OnePass and Mileage Plus, you can now combine these earnings to earn Elite status, Regional Upgrades and Systemwide Upgrades. Go to united.com/combinemyactivity or continental.com/combinemyactivity for all the details.
As usual, we’re grateful for the feedback and your patience during this prototype stage. Enjoy!

Scott O'Leary
Managing Director, Customer Solutions
United Airlines
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Old Mar 7, 11, 9:20 am
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Cool stuff, thanks for setting this up!
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Old Mar 7, 11, 9:21 am
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Awesome tool! However, it keeps timing out at different stages.

From Google Chrome:

"Error 105 (net::ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED): The server could not be found."
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Old Mar 7, 11, 9:22 am
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Originally Posted by aanswer View Post
Awesome tool! However, it keeps timing out at different stages.

From Google Chrome:

"Error 105 (net::ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED): The server could not be found."
Not an issue with IE.
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Old Mar 7, 11, 9:24 am
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Originally Posted by aanswer View Post
Awesome tool! However, it keeps timing out at different stages.

From Google Chrome:

"Error 105 (net::ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED): The server could not be found."
I had no problems in Firefox either. Very smooth process.
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Old Mar 7, 11, 9:25 am
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Mileage transfer worked like charm. Took me 3 attempts to realize that I was asked for CO PIN (not password) but once I figured that out miles were out of my CO account an in my UA account within seconds.

Thanks for this functionality.
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Old Mar 7, 11, 10:10 am
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Transfer of RDM works on the latest safari (Mac) and is almost an instant transfer. Very good!
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Old Mar 7, 11, 10:22 am
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Better to make UA or CO the primary account?

If I am 1P and I make CO primary do I get a CO *Gold card?
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Old Mar 7, 11, 10:29 am
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Oooh... Scott left out the interesting part - matching equivalent elite status on CO and UA.

I guess that can go both ways... are we going to see more 1Ks on UA flights?
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Old Mar 7, 11, 10:32 am
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Originally Posted by PTahCha View Post
Oooh... Scott left out the interesting part - matching equivalent elite status on CO and UA.

I guess that can go both ways... are we going to see more 1Ks on UA flights?
Definitely - CO Plats with >100k EQMs last year will be granted 1K. Not sure though how this will actually affect things with non-requalifying 1Ks bumping down not too long ago.
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Old Mar 7, 11, 10:33 am
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Very nice feature! Thanks!

Now - how about combining Lifetime EQMs?
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Old Mar 7, 11, 10:40 am
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Foot note to the matching table in the Q&A states:

For elite status match, if you hold Platinum status but it was not earned based on EQM, EQS/EQP, you will be at the Premier Executive level.
1. So I guess that means that give away Platinums or wallet candy Platinums only get Premier Executive status match.

2. I guess this means that CO MM spouse/SO matches only get Premier Exec on UA (unless they flew more than 100K).

3. What about CO Infinites? Does this mean that CO Infinites with less than 100K miles in 2010 can only get matched to Prem Exec on UA? Is this defining the future of the CO Infinite program - which was presented when earned as having the most exclusive tier for life?

4. What about UA Lifetime status - 1P at 1MM and 2MM and 1K at 3MM.
Does a UA lifetime 1K who did not fly 100K in 2010 get the CO Plat with 100K travel priority?

5. What about CO MM lifetime status matches. Will CO 1MM get upgraded to 1P from Silver? What if a CO MM flies 3MM will they get lifetime Platinum - there is no 3MM level on CO at this time?

6. Lifetime UA 1P (from either 1MM or 2MM) - does a UA Lifetime 1P who flew less than 50K still get a CO Gold match?

Last edited by cova; Mar 7, 11 at 11:30 am
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Old Mar 7, 11, 10:41 am
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Originally Posted by UA Insider View Post
For those of you who have Elite Qualification miles and segments/points in both OnePass and Mileage Plus, you can now combine these earnings to earn Elite status, Regional Upgrades and Systemwide Upgrades.
If you earn CR1's in your OnePass account, can you actually use them? I didn't think CO had a CR1 equivalent. Or if they do, do you only get to use them on CO metal?
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Old Mar 7, 11, 10:42 am
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Outstanding! I was waiting to use my 100k CO miles until accounts combined and/or my plans became more final, so I could use my 1K status for free changes/redeposits.

And great news on the crediting of CO miles towards CR1s and SWUs ^
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Old Mar 7, 11, 10:43 am
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The status-match one doesn't work for me on Windows 7 running latest versions of Chrome, FireFox, or IE (just hangs).

Haven't tried the other.
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