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Extending GPUs Earned in 2013 that Expire on 31-Jan-2014?

Extending GPUs Earned in 2013 that Expire on 31-Jan-2014?

Old Nov 12, 13, 6:47 pm
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Extending GPUs Earned in 2013 that Expire on 31-Jan-2014?

It is that time of the year again...any experiences extending the GPUs earned in 2012 that will expire on 1/31/2014? (These are not the ones earned in 2011 that many had luck extending to 1/31/2014 - I am pretty sure most of us used them by now. If not, it would be very fair for UA to not extend these.)
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Old Nov 12, 13, 6:53 pm
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Given UA provides GPUs earlier than before and they stay valid until the end of the elite year (Jan 31), UA's lifespan for GPUs are competitive. Doubt yu will see any extension.
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Old Nov 12, 13, 7:07 pm
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Originally Posted by username View Post
It is that time of the year again...any experiences extending the GPUs earned in 2012 that will expire on 1/31/2014? (These are not the ones earned in 2011 that many had luck extending to 1/31/2014 - I am pretty sure most of us used them by now. If not, it would be very fair for UA to not extend these.)
If you re-qualify for 1k, then maybe you'll have a small chance getting some extended..
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Old Nov 12, 13, 7:14 pm
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can't say I've tried to extend any, but if you applied a 2012-earned GPU in June 2013 for a Dec 2013 flight and it never cleared, it would be pretty bogus if they only gave you 1 month to use it. not that UA cares about fair, but it seems the appropriate thing to do would be to put a 365 day expiration on them but suspend accrual while upgrades are waitlisted.
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Old Nov 12, 13, 7:25 pm
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Originally Posted by littlegreenmen View Post
can't say I've tried to extend any, but if you applied a 2012-earned GPU in June 2013 for a Dec 2013 flight and it never cleared, it would be pretty bogus if they only gave you 1 month to use it. not that UA cares about fair, but it seems the appropriate thing to do would be to put a 365 day expiration on them but suspend accrual while upgrades are waitlisted.
That would present a big challenge for UNITED's IT department! ;-)
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Old Nov 12, 13, 7:25 pm
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Originally Posted by littlegreenmen View Post
can't say I've tried to extend any, but if you applied a 2012-earned GPU in June 2013 for a Dec 2013 flight and it never cleared, it would be pretty bogus if they only gave you 1 month to use it. not that UA cares about fair, but it seems the appropriate thing to do would be to put a 365 day expiration on them but suspend accrual while upgrades are waitlisted.
Interesting idea but UA and their competitors have never done that. PMUA did some forms of extension on request but stopped that prior to the merger.
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Old Nov 14, 13, 7:35 am
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Will UA extend GPUs and RPUs when requalifying for 1K in 2014?

I will end the year with a few extra GPUs and RPUs. UA has extended SWU's for me when I re-qualed in past years. I don't know about RPUs at all, as I've never tried to reup them, nor do I know whether UA still extends GPUs. Does anybody have any insight into current practices?

Thanks.
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Old Nov 14, 13, 7:41 am
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Highly doubtful
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Old Nov 14, 13, 7:43 am
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Fat chance, in my opinion.
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Old Nov 14, 13, 7:45 am
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Over-entitled :-).
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Old Nov 14, 13, 7:53 am
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Actually, one year I ended up with 2 unused GPUs that were going to expire before I could use them. Before that happened, a trip popped up two weeks after the expiration date. I bought the ticket, and called to see if I could get a 30 day extension on the GPUs, and they gave it to me.
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Old Nov 14, 13, 8:20 am
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Originally Posted by halls120 View Post
Actually, one year I ended up with 2 unused GPUs that were going to expire before I could use them. Before that happened, a trip popped up two weeks after the expiration date. I bought the ticket, and called to see if I could get a 30 day extension on the GPUs, and they gave it to me.
The new United is not nearly as friendly any more.
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Old Nov 14, 13, 10:05 am
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Wow. The range of opinions seems to range from doubtful to "Ha, ha ha ha!!!". Definitely not feeling the love from UA this season...
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Old Nov 14, 13, 10:17 am
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Originally Posted by FLYDCA View Post
The new United is not nearly as friendly any more.
True, but I got the extension after the merger, but before March 2012.
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Old Nov 25, 13, 11:53 pm
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I have one expiring on 1/31/14. Would be nice to be able to extend
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