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United Airlines Award/Premier Accelerator Rates [2013]

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Old Jan 1, 13, 2:08 am
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United Airlines Award/Premier Accelerator Rates [2013]

I was seeing rates of ~ $.30 per PQM on Accelerator a few days ago, and now that we're in 2013 and miles have reset, it's half that.

I've got a flight to Sydney that it's offering me 45,000 PQMs for for $6,750. No thanks.

I will need between 20-30k additional EQMs (from planned BIS) to re-up 1K this year, most likely, but am hoping to pay no more than $.08 or so via the Accelerator.

Anyone have an opinion as to whether that option at that price may happen - and if so - when in the year it's most likely?
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Old Jan 1, 13, 2:26 am
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Originally Posted by rgrunnah View Post
I was seeing rates of ~ $.30 per PQM on Accelerator a few days ago, and now that we're in 2013 and miles have reset, it's half that. ...
it could be since the YTD PQM have reset to zero, we are getting the less than 25K YTD pricing (2.x cpm for RDMs and additional 15 cpm for PQMs)


Originally Posted by rgrunnah View Post
.... am hoping to pay no more than $.08 or so via the Accelerator. Anyone have an opinion as to whether that option at that price may happen - and if so - when in the year it's most likely?
The AI price never got that low (but close at mid-year) for 2012 and in 2012 the price structure close worst for those with greater YTD totals
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Old Jan 1, 13, 8:20 am
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Just checked in for a 1/1/13 domestic flight.

Was offered 3.3 cents per rdm and 15 cents per Pqm for a total of 18.3 cents combined
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Old Jan 1, 13, 9:28 am
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I'm now being offered $.029 per RDM and $0.15 per PQM. Yesterday it was $0.25 per PQM.
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Old Jan 1, 13, 3:17 pm
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My offer dropped from .03 and .25 (RDM/PQM) in late 2012 to .03 and .15 today.
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Old Jan 1, 13, 4:28 pm
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$.029 RDM and $0.15 PQM

Msjay, with no status, is offered $.019 RDM and $0.15 PQM
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Old Jan 1, 13, 5:53 pm
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So do we think it is worth it? At what price?
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Old Jan 1, 13, 6:44 pm
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Originally Posted by exawb View Post
So do we think it is worth it? At what price?
please refer to the 2012 thread if you would like an immediate answer...

If the price gets down to .075 / PQM for me this year like it did in June/July of 2012 (and my travel forecast shows me short PQM's), then I think I would buy at that rate. (.075/PQM + .03/RDM = .105 total)

At 18,000 short of 1K right now (2012), I will be looking to see if UA makes an attractive offer to buy up to 1K for 2013 travel year.
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Old Jan 2, 13, 3:11 pm
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$.021 RDM and $0.15 PQM first offer of the year
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Old Jan 2, 13, 4:26 pm
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Lowly gold here:
18,000 for $522 (.029) + $1530 (.085) - domestic

1K Mrs. (different itineraries):
45,000 for $945 (.021) + $6750 (.15) - international
6,000 for $198 (.033) + $900 (.15) - domestic
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Old Jan 2, 13, 4:41 pm
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Originally Posted by ml1 View Post
Lowly gold here:
18,000 for $522 (.029) + $1530 (.085) - domestic

1K Mrs. (different itineraries):
45,000 for $945 (.021) + $6750 (.15) - international
6,000 for $198 (.033) + $900 (.15) - domestic
Wow, that $.085 offer for PQMs is pretty attractive. That is about the cost of some transcon mileage runs, without the hassle of actually having to run.
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Old Jan 2, 13, 4:54 pm
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We did manage to get a BUR-SFO-BWI run in for $252 (.043) last year, which got me gold and her 1K.
If I was going to be the in 1K neighborhood, it may be worth it, but I don't think I'll have another 82K miles.
Platinum isn't going to get me much. As a platinum, I think my wife got 2 upgrades out of LAX last year.
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Old Jan 2, 13, 5:04 pm
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Have two identical itineraries for me and my son. He got 0.085 PQM offer while mine is 0.15. RDM offers are the same for both.

We both are 1K, though he got the status by nomination from MM benefit by me.
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Old Jan 2, 13, 5:06 pm
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Originally Posted by nycityny View Post
Wow, that $.085 offer for PQMs is pretty attractive. ...
yesterday i was 15 cpm for PQMs, day it is 8.5 cpm -- still almost 11 cpm AI. Dropping faster after the new year than 2012.
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Old Jan 2, 13, 7:11 pm
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24,000 Extra Miles for $504 = 2.1 cents per RDM

and

Add Premier Accelerator for $2,040 more = 8.5 cents per PQM

These were for my 1K account for an award itinerary that I just ticketed yesterday.
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