Will run out of GPU in Feburary

Old Jan 20, 13, 6:48 pm
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Originally Posted by jjj0002 View Post
Looks I will meet 1k this year again, but will be painful given most of remaining year will be in international coach.
I heard there is a forum where people donte the unused GPU, can someone please tell me how to find it?

Also, will expect to be 1MM soon, by then will my companion get 6 GPU too?

Join the club. I will hit 1K this year at the end of Feb.

Last year I had 4 GPUs expiring so I used them on domestic flights. I will fly 150K miles this year in international coach.

At least there is E+ (not on LH or SG though).
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Old Jan 20, 13, 10:41 pm
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There are plenty of 1Ks that fly on international coach for many reasons. Sometimes the GPUs don't clear. Other times, 1K doesn't want to spend miles+copay on the upgrade after having used up all GPUs. At least you get complementary E+ which is better than sitting in E-.
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Old Jan 21, 13, 6:02 am
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Originally Posted by SunLover View Post
Look for positive space on you preferred flights
Book metal with the most J seats
Try to fly midweek or non-peak times for that route
Try a different routing like EWR-IAD-NRT instead of EWR-NRT
Purchase a higher fare class for better upgrade priority

+1. I have not always found R/O space on the "exact" flight / date. Want but if I'm a little flexible, I have always found flights I can upgrade into at time of booking. If I'm not flexible I have to buy C / F fares (its a win / win for both me & UA). They make it psbl to use my all 6 of my upgrades in the 12 month period but they also make it necessary to have to cough up a few full fares as well. (I imagine that's the kind of customer UA wants.
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