Is it possible to earn status on revenue only ?

Old Jun 18, 13, 6:07 pm
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Is it possible to earn status on revenue only ?

Previously, UA would review accounts and grant new status or upgrade a traveler's status based on his/her spend with UA. Often, the traveler had nowhere near the required flight mileage to obtain the status but had purchased expensive fares such as full fare international J/F. I am not referring to GS status, which we know is revenue influenced/based. Has anyone recently gotten status or had status upgraded due to spend and without meeting the published mileage criteria ? I haven't seen evidence of this in some time ? Any info is appreciated !
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Old Jun 18, 13, 6:12 pm
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