Mileage Plus acct change

Old Aug 2, 12, 4:54 pm
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Mileage Plus acct change

Can anyone tell me why UA decided to switch the Mileage Plus program to the Continental account number? I flew UA a lot when I lived in Chicago and had memorized that number years ago. Now, I have to memorize a number I used maybe once a year from a nearly dormant Continental account.
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Old Aug 2, 12, 4:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Ratcher View Post
Can anyone tell me why UA decided to switch the Mileage Plus program to the Continental account number? I flew UA a lot when I lived in Chicago and had memorized that number years ago. Now, I have to memorize a number I used maybe once a year from a nearly dormant Continental account.
Part of the switch to SHARES as the sCO frequent flier systems were built around that platform. No matter what, a lot of people would have had to get used to a different style. If they had gone with Apollo and sUA's frequent flier systems the people used to the sCO-style numbers would have had to "forget" those numbers and learn the sUA-style numbers.
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Old Aug 2, 12, 5:16 pm
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Originally Posted by Ratcher View Post
Can anyone tell me why UA decided to switch the Mileage Plus program to the Continental account number? ....
we've been there and done that -- try
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...er-update.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...ss-number.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/conti...-one-pass.html
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...s-onepass.html
......
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