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Master United Airline Glossary (pre-merger)
"New" United Airlines Forum Glossary

General thread to ask a simple Q. about United or MileagePlus
Have a Simple Question About United Airlines/MileagePlus? Ask Here [2014 Thread]...

Fare Rules and Data
Availability: Fare Buckets Seeing Fare Buckets on United.com (Expert Mode)
Special Fares: 'BuyUp' Fares PQM Earning on V-UP Fares Cheap W+ Fares (for GPU use)
Shopping Assistance: Why is this fare so expensive? Script to Display Real Mileage Earned & CPM Segment-by-Segment Searching Bug

Booking Options, Policies, and Issues
Holds: Free Hold via "Cash" Payment Options Award Holds (No More) FareLock
Ticketing Problems (Delays, Etc.)
Vouchers and E-Certs : Questions Tricks for Using E-Certs Tricks for Using TCVAs Using Multiple TCVAs Difficulties of Use
Corporate Programs: PassPlus PerksPlus
Discounts: United.com Club & TravelBank Veterans Advantage Discount
Oversale Benefit (Access to Sold-Out Flights for Elites)
"Direct" Flights (Same Flight Number, Multiple Flights): MP Credit Seat Selection Issues
Domestic Layovers >4 Hours
Hidden City Ticketing
One Passenger, Two Tickets in Two Cabins

Changes to Bookings, Itineraries, Schedules, and Seats
2014 "Check Your UA Itineraries for Schedule Changes (and What to Do After One)"
Strange/Impossible Aircraft Assignments After UA's Weekend Schedule Update
UA refusing refund despite schedule change
Random seat changes
[Wiki] UA Seat Blocking FAQ
Change Fee Increase to $200/300
Combining Reservations (Is Impossible)
Pay change fee- then refund?
Any reason to cancel a non-refundable domestic ticket?
Must cancel due to emergency hospitalization--change fee waiver possible?
Consolidated "Refunds/Cancellations Due to Illness/Death" Thread [Merged]
Booked Flight Wrong Day Months Ago
United Airlines- how to change name on a ticket?
Unauthorized flight reservation change made by someone else
Experience with United's Trip Insurance (Allianz)
UA Same-Day Travel Change (SDC) Fees/Questions *now with WikiPost*
Weekend Specials and SDC?
Fastair FFCC (displaced $/miles F/J passangers) list SHARES equivalent: REV/PR1

United.com, Mobile App, and IT
Browser Extensions/Scripts for united.com
List of UA systems issues we want fixed
2013 Conslidated IT/SHARES Issues Thread
united.com Preview Program
Digital Redesign Update: A First Step, With Airport Kiosks
Digital Redesign Update: Next up, a new iOS mobile app
New United iPhone/iPad App - Take it for a Test Drive [initial release]
Digital Redesign Update: Android App
It Begins: PQDs Posting on United.com
Receipt System Down?
United's website not showing recent activity (recurring bug)
UA blocks Third Party Sites (TripIt Pro/Award Wallet/etc.) from Accessing M+ Accounts
UA Blocking Expert Flyer Access to R and Elite Award Searches as of 31-Oct-2013?
@United getting things done

Telephone Contact Issues
UA Call Center Experiences - 2013 Edition
Consolidated "1K/Premier Call Line Experiences" Thread
Overseas/traveling 1K members can call US 1K line for free from abroad
UA IVR phone system auto recognizing my phone number and Mileage Plus number fix?

Baggage, Pets, and Personal Belongings
General Baggage Allowance/Fee Questions (separate PNR's; award/paid combo, etc.)
Consolidated "How Early Can I Check My Luggage Before a UA Flight?" Thread [Merged]
Interline Baggage w/ SHARES
Does United comply with the IATA interline Most Significant Carrier baggage fee rule?
Procedure to get 2 free bags at check-in with United MileagePlus Explorer Visa card
Can't short check bags anymore
Consolidated "Bicycle-Related Fees, Policies, etc. on United" Thread [Merged]
Self-Bag Tagging
New United Carry-On Sizer and Enforcement of Policy (eff. 1 March 2014)
[confirmed] UA to strictly enforce carry-on size starting 1-Mar-2014
Revised CO/UA Pet Travel Policy, Effective 3 March 2012
Traveling on UA with a CPAP Device - Questions, Experiences, Etc.
UAL Lost and Found?
Lost/Delayed Baggage
Interim Expenses While Waiting for Lost/Delayed Luggage
HELP - Compensation for Delayed Baggage
Another great change - no more 1K lost baggage line

Pre-Flight and Airport Service Topics
"This is not a Boarding Pass" - What is required for international online checkin?
"Your reservation requires special handling. Please check in at an airport kiosk"
Checking in prior to 24 hours?
Consolidated "Is OLCI not working?" thread
Why would a boarding pass not have a sequence #?
GG Code (United Internal Policies) Master List
No show on or skipping United Airlines flight segment(s)?
Gate agents pre/post security- any difference?
TSA PreCheck for United Airlines Passengers [2014]
Airports with Priority Screening Lines [Merged Threads]
Coming Soon: Nearly 500 Power Outlets At Hubs and Line Stations
Post integration - Stand by to a co-terminal?
Free standby at the connection point, still available or not?
Award Ticket/Standby - How does this work?
How Can I Tell if a Particular UA Flight is Oversold?
Voluntary Denied Boarding - VDB/Bump on UA 2014
Consolidated Involuntary Denied Boarding--based on fare/status/check-in time/what?
United's Current Boarding Process (with Wiki) [Revised, May 2013]
If UA is going to let GS board first, they need to make it possible to do!
The cause for gate lice?
Handed a Recognition Card by Gate Agent
Unaccompanied Minors

Premier Levels
Guide to United's Premier Status Levels
Premier status qualification requirements 2015
[Survey]: From 2014-15 Did your MP Status Increase, Decrease, or remain the same?
[2015] Version: Survey of plans you have in 2015 for earning 2016 Premier status
2015 EQM/EQS/PQD Status Milestone Roll Call
United Silver Status - Experiences/Q&A
Premier Gold - Worth it?
Consolidated "Is 75K/Platinum Status Worth It?" Thread [Merged]
is 1k-status really worth all that more than platinum?....
The Consolidated "Is United 1K Status Worth It? - 2013 Edition
Consolidated GS Benefits/Questions Thread [2018]
GS Qualifying Discussion [2019]
Questions about GPU/RPU deposit
MileagePlus Million Mile (and Beyond) Flyer Benefits [2014]
Million Miler companion benefit
UA Million Milers - Roll Call Thread
2 and 3 Million Miler Gift
How are "lifetime miles" calculated for MileagePlus?
MileagePlus Premier Status Match Challenge (Questions, Discussion, etc.)
Status Match/Challenges in 2014?
Will UA Grant Me Elite Status if I am XXX PQM/PQS Short of Qualifying?
2014 MileagePlus Elite Status Granted Even Though Short of PQM/PQS?
Buy Up Offers to Reclaim 2014 MileagePlus Elite Status?
Purchasing extra PQM/EQMs on United via Elite Maximizer
General Questions re: MileagePlus Flex PQM
Starting in 2014: Changes to Premier Qualification (PQD) [2014 Edition]
MileagePlus Premier Qualifying Dollar (PQD) Requirement Discussion Thread [2014]
PQD Posted - What is your lowest & highest in 2014
PQD Waiver Status Transparency?
No PQD on a bulk ticket. I'm taking $25,000 of annual ticket purchases elsewhere
Receipt of 2014 MileagePlus Elite Card/Packets

Instrument-Supported Upgrades (GPU/RPU/miles)
How to find upgrade inventory (and how to see fare bucket availability)
How to make a booking with int'l segments in W class ONLY & domestic segments < W ?
Using Miles to Upgrade on United
Changes to MUA Co-Pay Amounts on p.s. Routes (Premier members exempt)
Upgrade Waitlist Priority - GPU versus RPU versus CPU?
Consolidated Global Premier Upgrade (GPU/SWU) Questions Thread [With Wiki]
Specific GPU and RPU usage questions thread
Global and Regional Premier Upgrades will be valid longer
'Airport Passenger Duty' (APD) fee now required to waitlist ex-LHR with SWUs!
Chirac Tax ex CDG now collected at the time of upgrade request vs at check-in
Upgrade copay refunded if all int'l segments not upgraded?
When are INTL R Class seats released?
Upgrade still waitlisted even though R class is available
Difference Between "Upgrade Requested" and "R class requested"
1Ks - please ask UA to make GPU's good on *ALL* fares, due to new co-pay deal
GPU upgrade SUCCESS 2014
GPU upgrade SUCCESS 2015
GPU upgrade SUCCESS 2016
GPU Failure Report 2014

Complimentary and Instant Upgrades
"Questions About Complimentary Premier Upgrades (CPU) on UA" Thread [Merged] (2015)
"Questions About Complimentary Premier Upgrades (CPU) on UA" Thread [Merged] (2013)
Why Did My CPU (Upgrade) Not Clear?
Comprehensive Companion Upgrade Questions
The stupid PNR auto-splitting at T-24 needs to stop
To split or not to split PNR
Consolidated "Are Upgrades Becoming Easier or Harder on UA?" Thread 2014
Married segment hell (Upgrades)
Elite Upgrades on Award Tickets Are Here for Chase Cardholders!
Premier Instant Upgrade - How does it work?
Stupid UA Website Errors Out On Premier Instant Upgrades
Full Y Fares Upgrade Booking Code Becomes PN + Are Now Subject to Capacity Controls
YCA (Government Fares) Upgrades?
No upgrades on BULK (consolidator) tickets?
Empty F seats even with CPU (EUA/UDU)?
Upgrade Shenanigans - To Report or Not Report
DidItClear.com: The New UA Upgrade Success/Failure Tracking Site

Paid Upgrades, Star Alliance Upgrades, and Misc. Upgrade Topics
2017 United Upsell Offers to Business/First at Purchase and Day of Departure (TOD)
Wow - selling the upgrades at the gate so explicitly.
2014 Upsell Offers to Business/First (UFC/PCU) Questions/Discussion (Paid Upgrades)
Post your TOD buy-up experiences here (no other discussion)
Wow, they're sure selling a lot of upgrades

Consolidated "Can you upgrade a Mileage Plus Award Ticket?"
Lufthansa GPUs Go Electronic (How to use, will it clear?, issues w/flight credit,...)
Update to Lufthansa (LH) GPU Certificate Request Process
COPA Upgrades for United members?
Using GPUs/RPUs on Copa Airlines. Help!
How to upgrade on Star Alliance carriers

On-Board Service and Policies
Sitting in Exit Row While Travelling With Children
Cabin temp and seat belt sign differences in CO and UA pilots
In flight Entertainment- UA versus CO metal
AVOD/IFE Entertainment Listing for UA Flights
Domestic entertainment options going down hill?
Availability of ATC Communications on Channel 9 thread [2014] Flights
United Launches Satellite-Based Wi-Fi Service
Questions/Discussion About WiFi Availability on United Flights [Merged]
SPEED MEASUREMENTS/Pricing of new UA Wifi
DirectTV and internet access will be available on current CO planes only
Watch inflight movies and TV on your personal device
Consolidated "In Seat Power Issues/Experiences/Questions"
Fly the Darkened Skies: What's Up with the Windowshades on UA?
Are e-cigarette's allowed?
Are United FAs required to clean to restrooms on international flights?

Meals and Cabin Amenities
Current UA Process for Prioritizing Meal Orders in Premium Cabins [2012/13]
UA Meal Cutoff Times for Lunch and Dinner?
Feedback on Current UA Menus (2014)
2014 Let's Eat - Domestic First, BusinessFirst, & Business Class
2014 Let's Eat - International GlobalFirst, BusinessFirst, & Business Class
2014 Let's Eat - Economy Class (Domestic and International) Edition
Refreshed Choice Menu – ‘Bistro on Board’ Starting 1-Aug-2013
Special meals discontinued for EWR-LAX/SFO (p.s. Flights Not Impacted)
Wine in the New United
Global First wine downgraded
Old drink coupons still good?
Complimentary Beer/Wine Discontinued Jan 1, 2014 for transpacific/asia flights
How much discretion do FAs have giving out free drinks?
Warm nuts in Int'l biz: no more refills
Celebrating "fly the friendly skies" (special edition amenity kits on UA)

Planes, Cabins, and Seats
Consolidated Where to Sit on a United Plane Threads
Best Seats Project
What are the worst seats on United?
Crew Rest Seats for Combined Airline - How Will They be Blocked on Seat Map?
United Airlines Fleet Updates [2014 Thread]
(Travelling in) United Global First (Questions/Expectations/Experiences)
NEW United Int. Global First & BusinessFirst
Poll: Which Business Class Seat do your prefer: PMUA, or PMCO?
PMCO BF is better than PMUA....
Is BusinessFirst service better on 2 class vs 3 class?
Domestic Widebody/BusinessFirst seats (other than p.s.)?
United Domestic BusinessFirst Seat Routes?
Is United First worth it?
Consolidated "is Economy Plus worth it?" Thread [2012]
UA Economy Plus (E+) - Questions/Experiences [Merged Threads]
Consolidated "I've Flown on UA's 787" Thread (Reports, Experiences, Etc.)
N194UA (Old Cabin 747-400) Returns to United Fleet for Charter Flights [2012]
UA's Use of Express Carriers Over Mainline, Especially on 1000+ Mile Routes

Routes
Roll Call: Int'l Routes Added, Lost Since Merger as of Late 2013
What Route(s) do You Wish UA Flew?
Subject to receipt of government operating authority?
What's the longest UA flight today and in history?
p.s.® Premium Service (LAX/SFO-JFK) Flights on UA - Questions and Experience (2014)
Consolidated "EWR-HNL (Seating, Meals, Service, etc.) Questions" Thread [Merged]
Changes to UA's IAD-HNL Service (Schedule, Equipment, etc.)?
How good is First/Business for ORD/HNL on 777?
How is Service on UA's 777 First/BusinessFirst Route (IAH-HNL)?
Inflight service expectations - UA 200/201 (b/w GUM & HNL)
Micronesia island hopper - best side to sit? and other questions
General questions: SFO/LAX-SYD/MEL and vv (service, food, connections, etc.) [Merged]
[Confirmed] SYD going UA 3 Cabin 777 in 2014 [and other 747 route changes]
UA to Start LAX-MEL (787-9) Service, Effective Oct. 26, 2014
United's IAD-DXB flights [Experiences, Questions, Etc.]
Status/Discussion of UA's DEN-NRT Service
New (and returning) routes! SFO-TPE, SFO-CDG, ORD-MTY, IAD-SAL, others
Delay of SFO-TPE Nonstop - Change Experience and Effects on Fares
United Airlines to offer non-stop Chengdu (CTU)-SFO service (11 June 2014)
United Applies for and is granted SFO ↔ Tokyo Haneda Authority
UA ATL-SFO, LAX-MSP service starting in April 2014
United Express to Introduce ORD- Elmira, NY, Topeka, Kansas, & State College, PA
United Airlines Announces New Nonstop Flights to Atlantic City, N.J., from ORD & IAH
UA Beginning 4 Domestic Routes from ORD - BGR/COD/ERI/FNT
STC (St Cloud) to ORD; Initial Flight
SkyWest DEN-HYS starts 8/1/2014
Two new Houston routes: ISN & BDL
UA Announces Planned Denver - Panama City Service, Starting 3 December 2014
New UA Express Route: DEN-LFT
UAX to cut PDX-SEA/LAX/EUG/RDM [Sept 2014]
Press Conference called regarding United’s future at CLE [Good night Cleveland...]

Hubs & Connections
Customer Service / Kiosk Locations and Info
Expanding Mercedes-Benz USA partnership—to the airport [GS/GF connections]
BOS: Connections
CDG: Connections
DEN: Connections
EWR: Connections GS Lobby Walking
FRA: Connections
GUM: Connections
HKG: Connections
IAD: Connections
IAH: Connections
LAX: Connections T6/7/8 Progress
LHR: Connections T2 Progress
NRT: Connections
ORD: Connections
SAN: Connections
SEA: Connections
SFO: Connections T3E / T3 Progress

United Club, GFL, and Star Alliance Lounges
Consolidated "United Club Access Questions" Thread [2012-13]
Global First Lounge (IFL / GFL) Access Questions and Experiences
Consolidated Star Alliance lounge access
United Club - Worth it for 2013-2014?
Gate Pass for United Club Access
Questions Regarding the United Club one-time pass
Minimum Age to Enter United Club?
2014 United Club (UC) Thread for Changes, News, Features, Competitive Position, etc.
Showers in United Club Lounges.... how does that work?
Are United Club Agents No Longer Able to Assist With Rebooking/Ticketing?
Elites behaving badly - United Club Edition
ORD Global First Lounge Renovations
United to Renovate ORD T2, Triple Size of United Club
24 April 2013: Denver West United Club Refurbishment
United Club - SNA (Orange County, CA) Access, Hours, Location, etc.
flying UA domestic - refused PHX United Club access with a TK gold card
UnitedClub Member Access to AS Board Rooms in ANC (Allowed) & PDX (No Longer Allowed)
SQ SKL access @ SFO permanently denied for *G domestic
Anyone try the EVA Air Lounge in SFO on a UA domestic itinerary?
Consolidated "Access to Lufthansa Lounge at IAD" Thread [Merged]
Lufthansa Lounge Access in Detroit
Consolidated "First/Business Class and *G Lounge Options in FRA" (2012 and Onward)
UA to have own club in new LHR terminal.
United Club Mexico City
Consolidated "Lounge Options at NRT" Thread [Merged]
NRT United Club Packed
BusinessFirst Arrivals in Europe

Star Alliance and Other Partnerships
United-Amtrak Codeshare FAQ - Including ZFV (Philadelphia)
AC (Air Canada) fare classes for mileage accrual
How Does Air China's IAH-PEK Compare to United's IAH-NRT for Onward Transit to Asia?
Earning Miles on Air NZ in certain fare classes
Beware- NZ does not credit MP miles for Skycouch!
No reimbursement on OS
Tyrolean Air (Austrian Arrows) Does it qualify for PQM's?
Earn Mileage Plus miles on Aer Lingus?
MileagePlus PQM Accrual Rates for ANA Flights?
USA-NRT ANA or UA in Economy Class?
Booking Premium Economy on ANA thru UAL (016)
UA sold me a Z fare on AV and booked me in Economy
Azul as a new partner in Brazil to replace TAM?
What Does the Cape Air Partnership Amount To?
United Miles for EVA Air (* Alliance Member as of 18 June 2013) Flights
Is Great Lake Airlines flight with a UA flight number considered a United flight?
PQM on United codeshare Hawaiian flights
LH vs UA, which is better?
Certain Lufthansa Fares (LH) earning only 50% or no EQM/RDM?
Question on GermanWings Earning PQM & PQS plus Premier Benefits
UA Pares Jet Airways Ties as India Safety Rating Cut
Silver Airways becoming a CODESHARE partner in FL instead of a UAX Carrier
Singapore airlines miles not posting into mileage plus
gettting seats on Thai airways-flights booked on united
Star Alliance Codeshare Dilemma
Will UA issue tickets on partner airlines if no UA/*A flight on itinerary?

Non-Airline/Non-Transport Partnerships
Announcing RewardsPlus [Marriott reciprocal partnership]
UA partnership with Rocketmiles
MP Dining Miles Have Not Posted
missing miles, contact UA or Hertz??
Complimentary 1 Year Regus Businessworld Pref'd. for UA Premier Members

Award Tickets
Consolidated: XXXX miles short of award- how to get them quickly? [Merged Threads]
Changes to MileagePlus Award and Upgrade Policies - Eff. 3 Feb. 2014
Successful Changes to *A Awards Without Incurring Additional Miles after Feb. 3
Asia Award Nightmare/Pre-Feb 1 Internal "Memos"
Counsel needed; miles or dollars? (Purchase/Buy Ticket or Award) [Merged]
Decoding Award Types
Consolidated "Is My UA Award Itinerary Valid?" Thread [2014]
Consolidated: Rules for Open Jaw & Stopover Award Flights [2016]
Saver Award Availability: How does it vary by elite level?
Saver Award Inventory - when it it released? [2014]
No more last-minute opening of X/XN?
Can I book a standard award ticket and change it to saver award later?
General award ticket change/cancellation/redeposit/fees questions
Consolidated "Waitlist for Award Seats Questions/Issues"
Consolidated "Maximum Segments on UA Award Travel"
Max segments allowed for international United Award round trip ticket
Maximum 4 FLIGHTS per direction on * Awards. Is this new?
Need some help planning a RTW trip with United and Star Alliance
Getting seat assignments on partner (Star Alliance) using UA miles?
Can I still transit Europe on the way to Asia on award?
(Told by Agent and Supervisor) You can no longer transit Asia on US-Australia award
Award travel with partner airlines - choosing seats?
Award flights to Sydney (SYD) [Questions/Experiences]
Award Tickets to AKL or Fiji?
(Is Air China a Good First Class Redemption for) USA to Asia Award Travel?
ANA domestic F space with UA/MileagePlus miles?
Is it Possible to Book MP Award Travel to Cuba (on COPA)? and other Cuba questions
Redeeming United Miles for Eva air flight
Anyone booked LH F awards recently? (2014)
Using UA Miles for LOT Awards to WAW.
Heads Up: SQ Awards Booked Through Reservations Starting 13-DEC-2013
How to Book Turkish Airlines Flight With United Miles
UA selling Travel Insurance for Reward Tickets
Award ticket and travel insurance for international trip
Benefits Extended to Non-Elite Pax for Award Booked From Elite Account? (Inherit)

General MileagePlus Topics
Consolidated "UA/Partner flights (miles) not posting?" 2013 Edition
Consolidated "How to Keep/Refresh Expiring Miles" Thread [Merged]
UA Mailing Yellow Baggage Handle Wraps to 1K/GS Customers
United Airlines Award/Premier Accelerator Rates [2014]
Consolidated Award accelerator questions
PQD spend and Award Accelerator Purchase
MileagePlus Membership Happy Anniversary Messages
UA Account Hacked
MP Accounts Closed by UA Allegating Fraud/Misuse

IRROPS (Travel Disruptions)
2014 - Consolidated cancelled/delayed domestic flights
Consolidated "Delayed/Cancelled" International Flights (2014)
Consolidated "United SYD/MEL Flight Delays or Cancellations" Thread [2014]
United's Hawaii Services/Flights are Unreliable
United trying to match Southwest's turns?
Flight Delayed - Never Stood a Chance for an On-Time Departure to Begin With
Can't Trust United (regarding posted cause of flight delay)
the pathetic SHARES auto-rebook engine
New (JAN 2013) IRROPS policies for UA customers.
No Hotel accomodations for ATC/Weather-related delays?
Missing Connection on 2 Separate UA Tickets
Booking goes from paid first to E-, what's going on? [moved following cancellation/reaccommodation]
Original Routing Credit (ORC) After Involuntary Re-Routing/Re-Booking (Merged)
Trip in vain / refund due to IRROPS

Complaints, Compliments, and Compensation
United has the WORST customer service [2015]
United - Positive Experiences in the air and on the ground 2014
Customer Service Response Time
United Customer Appreciation Links
Consolidated Compensation Thread 2014
Downgraded from First/Business Class on United (Questions, Compensation, etc.)
UA SFO-IAH-PTY [14-Jan-2013] - A new low [moved from paid First to Economy on same flights]
Best Practices for Filing EU 261 Claims Against United?
Mechanical Delay - Missed connection. Forced overnight. United won't pay. Next move?
How to get a refund for a cancelled flight causing hotel penalty
Compensation if you book own hotel (instead of one offered by UA)?
My Personal Belongings Were Stolen From My Luggage
UA Bag Loss (asked to wait, and then) Claim Denial
Item Stolen From Gate-Checked Bag on United
Biggest Whopper you've heard from a UA Pilot, Flight Attendent, Gate-Ticket Agent?
What's the Stupidest, Least Substantive UA-Related Thing You Can Complain About?

Chase (Credit Cards)
Introducing the all-new MileagePlus® Explorer Card
Introducing the new United MileagePlus® Club Card (officially)
Explorer Card vs. Club Card
United Mileageplus Explorer card coming to Canada?
Presidential Plus Card Changes
MP Select Platinum Class VISA (and other per-merger cards) now "Mileage Plus Card"
New Chase Select Benefits?
Anybody have EQMs post from purchases on the Chase MP Signature Visa this year?
1K Chase Fee Waiver timing?
Consolidated "MP Plus Visa Zone Fare Certificate" Thread [Merged]

Shifting Loyalties
Goodbye, United.
How many are REALLY leaving UA? [2014 edition]
Leaving UA because of PQD requirements? Where are you going?
What did you spend (revenue) on another airline that UA would have normally received?
UA versus AA...Observations and things to consider before leaving!
Thinking of making the switch to United from Delta
Delta Skymiles vs United MileagePlus?
Any UA Seattleites thinking of leaving and if so where?
United has gone from best to worst
Million Miler Files Suit Against United [23-Jan-2014: Summary Judgm't. for UA.]
Lifetime Silverwings members file class action against UA

Changes Afoot
Consolidated "Official Announcements from United Airlines' UA Insider" Thread
List of Policies and Products That Have Come From UA vs CO
Consolidated UA changes you will / will not like - Frequent Flyer's edition
What cheap/easy changes would you like to see?
Heads Up: US Airways / United Relationship Wind-Down
Impact of US/AA merger to United fliers
United to Add New Embraer E-175 (76-Seat) Aircraft to United Express Fleet
UAL's Investor Day (Highlights: Route, Gauge Changes; $ Cuts)

Miscellaneous Mega-Threads, Labor, and Personalities
The Penalty Box [UA Forum Lounge Thread]
Post Your Favorite United Photos Here (Incl. PMCO/PMUA) - Consolidated Thread
The Consolidated "Interesting Things Heard on Channel 9" Thread [Merged]
United Pilot Q & A 2014 edition
UCH and Pilots reach Tentative Agreement
Continental Pilots Suing ALPA
UAL's Captain Denny Flanagan (In-Flight Experiences, Sightings, Schedule, etc.)
This Captain Should Be In Charge At UA [Merged Threads]
Seating protocol for off duty Captains at UAL
United Flight Attendant Q&A Thread [2013 and Onward]
Flight Attendant bases for new merger
What does it take for FA to be Language Qualified?
Thank You for Flying United, Operated by Continental Flight and Cabin Crew?
Buy-on-Board Coming for Select South America Destinations / pmUA FA vol. Furloughs
Breaking: UA to involuntarily furlough 700 flight attendants
United reaches deal to avoid employee furloughs
New United Flight Attendant Uniforms are here...
United/IAM joint labor agreements ratified
Help your United agents who help you (Outsourcing)
UA Outsources at YVR, YYC and YYZ
Another 15 UA stations to be ground-handled by outside contractors?
Annie is a rock star (aka United in Australia)
Pre-Departure Video Messages from CEO Smisek [2012 Thread]
Jeff Smisek is on my plane (and other Jeff sightings)
Scott O'Leary (UA Managing Director of Customer Solutions) comments about FT
(Call Complete) I have a call w/ Martin Hand SVP Customer Experience this week.Topics
Old (Classic) Slogan, "Come Fly the Friendly Skies Again", Returns to the New UNITED.
The 2014 “Who, When, Where, What and How” thread
ua1flyer - A "Real" Up-In-The-Air GS
United 18XX Flights/Charters for Sports Teams
Celebrity Sightings on United Airlines - 2014
UAL Flyers' Game: FlyerTalk Member Sign in Hemispheres [2013]
CPU Success, Channel 9, Best Seats, Oh My: Taming FT's Mountain of Data
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Old Jan 7, 14, 5:55 pm
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United MileagePlus Master Wiki

Over in the where-to-sit megathread, I suggest that maybe what this forum needs is a consolidated "thread of threads" -- or, more accurately, a wiki of threads. So here's my attempt, cobbled together in 15 minutes with just a sampling of links based on the first couple of pages of the forum. Edit away, or suggest killing (the thread or me), or whatever!

Didn't realize that the links don't get auto-titled. Will fix in due course.

Last edited by iluv2fly; Jan 7, 14 at 6:22 pm Reason: merge
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Old Jan 7, 14, 7:57 pm
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I've now fixed the links so this is readable. I hope the mods might indulge me in this bump, since the initial version was unreadable.

Would love some help making this a thing.
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Old Jan 7, 14, 8:14 pm
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Nice job - thanks! I will bookmark this on its own, and hope the moderator can make this whole thing a sticky..
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Old Jan 7, 14, 8:33 pm
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i think the "ancillary cash cows" section is bound to get out of control

might want hub/connecting airport threads. i don't have time to look them up right now but i know they exist for IAD, IAH, ORD, EWR, SFO. not sure about DEN and LAX. probably not for CLE but i may be proven wrong

maybe also the p.s. thread, how to upgrade on *A carriers, general award ticket redeposit/fees/etc. threads.
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I like this idea.

I went ahead and added a few different threads that seem to keep popping up.
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I like this idea.

I went ahead and added a few different threads that seem to keep popping up.
Isn't this what the FAQ is supposed to be for?
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Old Jan 8, 14, 8:43 am
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So, what do people think, should we use more consistent descriptive titles rather than the thread titles?

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I like this idea.

I went ahead and added a few different threads that seem to keep popping up.
Awesome, awesome work! You quintupled (or more) the number of links.

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Isn't this what the FAQ is supposed to be for?
I think so, but the FAQ seemed to die on the vine. I think it was supposed to have more in the way of actual content rather than just a list of links.

As it is, I'm inclined to think that this format is much more sustainable. The FAQ sat stickied for a long time, but I think it required too much coordination and time to develop, so it sorta never happened.
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I think so, but the FAQ seemed to die on the vine. I think it was supposed to have more in the way of actual content rather than just a list of links.

As it is, I'm inclined to think that this format is much more sustainable. The FAQ sat stickied for a long time, but I think it required too much coordination and time to develop, so it sorta never happened.
I think the FAQ is still a valuable concept and would be happy to work on it. Now that so many of these threads have Q&A wikis already, consolidating them into a FAQ should be quite straightforward.

I also think a FAQ would be more viable than pointing someone at the whole of the simple questions thread and expecting them to find the answer.
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I think the FAQ is still a valuable concept and would be happy to work on it. Now that so many of these threads have Q&A wikis already, consolidating them into a FAQ should be quite straightforward.

I also think a FAQ would be more viable than pointing someone at the whole of the simple questions thread and expecting them to find the answer.
They are different problems, to a certain extent. Even as an experienced user here, how do I find the sdc thread? Either it's sitting on the front page, or I Google it, and it feels silly. I very strongly believe there should be one matter thread for experienced and inexperienced users alike top find the right discussion thread for their question.

I'd like to see every thread have a wiki. The wiki+ discussion model makes a lot of sense -- if the question is answered in the wiki, great, otherwise ask it right below she wiki, someone will answer, and then add that info to the wiki. My own personal view is that a consolidated FAQ would be way too unwieldy. Some of the individual wikis have become ungodly long, as it is. The other good thing about separate wikis is that a little community develops on each thread, with a sense of ownership over the wiki, making sure it stays fresh.

If I had the time, I'd go through and add a wiki to every thread linked from this one.
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Thanks mgcsinc, this is quite useful.
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I've added a few more threads and standardized the airport links. Do people have opinions about standardizing. If not, I might just up and do it.

Also, would a "current promotions" (meaning both tin-box amenity kits and double mile deals) section be useful? Or do those bubble to the front page naturally enough?

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Thanks mgcsinc, this is quite useful.
It's actually mostly been others.
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Awesome, thank you!!
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Added how to find upgrade availability thread. Also I changed the "ancillary cash cows" to "UC and *A Lounges" as a) that's what those threads are about b) for new FTers it will be more obvious where to look.
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Added a new *A lounge access thread, I know there are dozens more of these (including a few on LHR) but my search-fu is failing me tonight.
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Added how to find upgrade availability thread. Also I changed the "ancillary cash cows" to "UC and *A Lounges" as a) that's what those threads are about b) for new FTers it will be more obvious where to look.
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Added a new *A lounge access thread, I know there are dozens more of these (including a few on LHR) but my search-fu is failing me tonight.
Thanks for these additions, and I agree. Lounges deserve a dedicated section.
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