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United Premier Tour for Elites

Old Jun 21, 12, 7:54 pm
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United Premier Tour for Elites

All, I did a search and could not find anything, has anyone ever attended a "United Premier Tour". I received an invite for an invite at my local airport this coming weekend.

Here is the email

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Good morning!
Im excited for our Premier Tour this Saturday!
Please meet us at the United ticket counter at 7:00am.
Park where ever youd like short or long term sorry we dont validate.
Just a couple of things:
Oh, did I tell you were planning on putting you to work?
Wear comfortable clothing jeans are fine
Please have closed toe shoes tennis shoes would be great
If you use a purse, please leave it at home if possible. Youll need ID though.
Bring a camera if youd like well be taking pictures as well and will share them with you
Well be breaking up into small groups for the tour. Depending on your groups rotation, you may have the opportunity to:
Climb up into the cargo hold
Scan and load bags
Ride in a tug or pushback tractor
Make gate announcements and board customers
Drive a passenger loading bridge
Wing walk a plane out on the tarmac
Well have refreshments after the tour, so hope you can stay a bit to chat.
Please let me know if you have any other questions. See you soon!

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It seems interesting, although kind of funny at the same time. I spent about $55k on airfare last year and now United is going to get 2 hours of free work out of me Has anyone ever attended one of these?
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Old Jun 21, 12, 8:02 pm
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Sounds pretty cool, thinking about going?
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Old Jun 21, 12, 8:31 pm
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Sounds cool, would like to be invited
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Old Jun 21, 12, 8:38 pm
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I have not seen this before, but agree with the others: sounds like something I'd enjoy. :-)

FWIW ... I only spent ~$15k with United, so I probably don't make the grade. :-(

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Old Jun 21, 12, 8:45 pm
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Please Note: Space is limited. Non-invitees can cut in line for a TOD fee of $11.95.
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Old Jun 21, 12, 8:51 pm
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Originally Posted by fkatzRTW View Post
It seems interesting, although kind of funny at the same time. I spent about $55k on airfare last year and now United is going to get 2 hours of free work out of me Has anyone ever attended one of these?
Yes. It was a ton of fun.

http://boardingarea.com/blogs/thewan...e-for-the-day/





Driving the jet bridge was much harder than I expected.
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Old Jun 21, 12, 9:32 pm
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I'd love to board a plane and show them how to do it properly and how to thank and appreciate their customers!
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Old Jun 22, 12, 7:33 am
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Sounds very interesting. Go and check it out
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Old Jun 22, 12, 7:39 am
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Glad to see they're still doing these--there are a smattering of threads about similar events in the PMUA forum. IIRC, I got invited once but was, of course, on the road that weekend.
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Old Jun 22, 12, 7:55 am
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Originally Posted by sbm12 View Post
Yes. It was a ton of fun.

http://boardingarea.com/blogs/thewan...e-for-the-day/

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Driving the jet bridge was much harder than I expected.
From this picture, I looks like you ripped a hole in the side of the plane while driving the jet bridge.
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Old Jun 22, 12, 8:28 am
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I did this Tour at PDX--great and fun experience--and at PDX, we had a Premium Wine tasting afterwards--highly recommended
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Old Jun 22, 12, 10:04 am
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Originally Posted by starflyer View Post
Please Note: Space is limited. Non-invitees can cut in line for a TOD fee of $11.95.
^^
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Old Jun 22, 12, 11:27 am
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Did you get to deny boarding to a 1K It looks like you had a blast. well done.
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Old Jun 22, 12, 11:40 am
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At the last DL ATL DO, we were allowed to be gate agents for a morning. It was fun and gave us good insight into how things work. Some people at the *A MegaDO helped LH load bags in MUC. Do it if you can!
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Old Jun 22, 12, 11:42 am
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Wow, I'd love to do one of these, but then I am such an airline geek!
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