Extending SWUs 2012

Old Sep 20, 12, 7:36 am
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Originally Posted by ozstamps View Post
We still have all our SWU/GPU, which is annoying. 10 or 12 of them.

They expire end Jan of course.

What is the thought re extending any this year?

Seems this has less and less been policy/doable in recent years sadly.
Well, give away to friends before they vanish.
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Old Sep 20, 12, 9:16 am
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Originally Posted by kb1992 View Post

Well, give away to friends before they vanish.
Is there anyone left flying UA who can afford a 'W' fare long haul?

Don't the Kettles on S and T who pay ˝ the W fare, get offered buy ups these days for a few $100?

Then few or zero seats are left for anyone using a SWU/GPU

Who pays $2900 or whatever for a W from here these days?

1K is a joke as of this year.
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Old Sep 20, 12, 9:31 am
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SYD is unfortunately now a less than desirable location for 1Ks due to the massive cheapest-to-W-spread, on top of the overall 1K devaluation
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Old Sep 20, 12, 10:31 am
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Originally Posted by ozstamps View Post
Is there anyone left flying UA who can afford a 'W' fare long haul?

Don't the Kettles on S and T who pay ˝ the W fare, get offered buy ups these days for a few $100?

Then few or zero seats are left for anyone using a SWU/GPU

Who pays $2900 or whatever for a W from here these days?

1K is a joke as of this year.
well, Europe>USA is only about 300$ return difference.

So still good, if you can clear them right away, but that is hard to see now
I was lucky to get 6 SWU for three pax on both ways to clear at booking.in W.
I was all ready thinking of giving them away to charity
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Old Sep 20, 12, 10:37 am
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Originally Posted by ozstamps View Post
Is there anyone left flying UA who can afford a 'W' fare long haul?

Don't the Kettles on S and T who pay ˝ the W fare, get offered buy ups these days for a few $100?

Then few or zero seats are left for anyone using a SWU/GPU

Who pays $2900 or whatever for a W from here these days?

1K is a joke as of this year.
I am finding that TPAC/TATL is about $1,200 in W which isn't different from how it was with UA and there isn't much evidence here of TODs on intl itineraries so I'm curious how widespread this practice is on intl. Still unsure. To me, the even bigger problem, is all the crap they call "glitches" that prevents people from even having a chance to upgrade.
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Old Sep 29, 12, 7:57 am
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Anyone have their SWU's extended automatically? I just checked my account and my wifes account and my SWU's are now showing an expiration of 12/31/2012. They originally had an expiration of 11/30/2012.
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Old Sep 29, 12, 8:03 am
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Originally Posted by mcgahat View Post
Anyone have their SWU's extended automatically? I just checked my account and my wifes account and my SWU's are now showing an expiration of 12/31/2012. They originally had an expiration of 11/30/2012.
Mine haven't.

But wouldn't a 6 month extension be a nice way for UA to show they appreciate us putting up with all this transaction 'stuf'. (I know I misspelled stuff but if I spelled it the way it should be spelled my message might be deleted.)
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Old Sep 29, 12, 9:13 am
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It seems the TPAC differential is getting smaller - for my routing the difference went from the $600 range to the $400 range. This is similar to before and makes it more tolerable.
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Old Sep 29, 12, 10:17 am
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Originally Posted by username View Post
It seems the TPAC differential is getting smaller - for my routing the difference went from the $600 range to the $400 range. This is similar to before and makes it more tolerable.
It seems to me that the reason this is so is that the prices on below S fares fares are rising faster than S and above fares.
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Old Sep 29, 12, 12:40 pm
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Just my observation, but, what are your chances of an upgrade with GPU cert when everyone and their brother is trying to use up their veers in the last two months of the year?

It seems a little like it is in the airlines best intrest to extend them so that flyers will hold them all until the end of the year and not be able to use them as opposed to gifting them away earlier in the year to other flyers who may actually be able to make use of them.
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Old Sep 29, 12, 12:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Michael D View Post
Mine haven't.

But wouldn't a 6 month extension be a nice way for UA to show they appreciate us putting up with all this transaction 'stuf'. (I know I misspelled stuff but if I spelled it the way it should be spelled my message might be deleted.)
From your mouth to Jeff's ear. I have two I would like extended for 1 day (till 1/1/13) and I so far I have been shut down.
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Old Sep 29, 12, 2:03 pm
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It just keeps getting worse and worse with these jokers.

I had GPUs expiring 1/31 and 12/31. For a recent trip, they pulled the GPU expiring 1/31 and left the GPUs expiring 12/31. So, not only are they applying them sooner so they expire sooner, but they're consuming the ones that expire latest and leaving the ones that expire soonest.

Is there any limit to the number of ways they can find to show their hostility and contempt for us?
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Old Sep 29, 12, 2:48 pm
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Originally Posted by mitchmu View Post
It just keeps getting worse and worse with these jokers.

I had GPUs expiring 1/31 and 12/31. For a recent trip, they pulled the GPU expiring 1/31 and left the GPUs expiring 12/31. So, not only are they applying them sooner so they expire sooner, but they're consuming the ones that expire latest and leaving the ones that expire soonest.

Is there any limit to the number of ways they can find to show their hostility and contempt for us?

Well we are over entitled so what do you expect. I thought they were supposed to take them first expiring first, not last in first out. Geeez
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Old Sep 29, 12, 3:21 pm
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Data points for TODS in EWR-Europe flights.

I have generally found these to be at least $500...and that is when I was on a ~$2000 fare (not YBM, but close; sorry I don't remember precise class).

When I have been on some much cheaper flights it has been at least $700.

Total observations--5
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Old Sep 29, 12, 4:13 pm
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Originally Posted by kb1992 View Post
Well, give away to friends before they vanish.
Remember you can also upgrade friends on domestic flights, just like an RPU, no minimum W fare required.
I did this for my SO as a suprise upgrade
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