Tier above Global Services - Chairman's Circle

Old Oct 27, 15, 12:01 pm
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Tier above Global Services - Chairman's Circle

Saw this come across Twitter and had not heard of this before. Is it true or is this like "Fight Club" where the 1st rule of Chairman's Circle is to not talk about Chairman's Circle?

http://www.briansumers.com/home/2015...-top-customers
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But did you know United has another level, above 1K and Global Services?

It's called Chairman's Circle. And here's how you get in, according to internal United Airlines documents obtained by briansumers.com. I do not know how many members the program has, but some have estimated it is probably in the low hundreds.

To get chairman's circle, you must be nominated by United's CEO or senior vice president of worldwide sales. Generally your company must have a large contract with United.
Your firm must spend at least $5 million with United per year.
One person at each company gets Chairman's Circle. It usually goes to the CEO or board chair.
If you're chosen, your spouse should receive Global Services Status and a free United Club membership.
If United drops you from the program, you'll receive 1K or Global Services status for the following year, as well as a free United Club membership.

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Old Oct 27, 15, 12:04 pm
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Old Oct 27, 15, 12:19 pm
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Randy Petersen, the founder of this website, is Chairman's Circle.
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Old Oct 27, 15, 12:39 pm
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I wonder if Mr. ua1flyer qualifies for this level...
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Old Oct 27, 15, 1:33 pm
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Originally Posted by kirkwoodj View Post
Not new news.
Nor is it anything significantly different than GS. Looks to be modest if any real difference. Frankly, for $5 million company spend unless it comes with really cool laminated bag tags, it is not much of a deal
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Old Oct 27, 15, 1:39 pm
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Originally Posted by bluedemon211 View Post
Nor is it anything significantly different than GS. Looks to be modest if any real difference. Frankly, for $5 million company spend unless it comes with really cool laminated bag tags, it is not much of a deal
Now you're talking!
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Old Oct 27, 15, 1:45 pm
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Wow - automatic upgrades to int'l Business First back in the day on any fare.

What's the line on offering special status to politicians?

Wonder if a PANYNJ member or two made the cut. Or NYC / EWR mayor.
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Old Oct 27, 15, 2:25 pm
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Sounds like ego candy. Aside from a specially labeled call center, and meet and greet I don't see how its anything so special.
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Old Oct 27, 15, 4:13 pm
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Sounds like ego candy.
Exactly! Why anyone with that kind of money or money to spend would spend it on UA lack luster product is beyond me.
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Old Oct 27, 15, 7:03 pm
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Originally Posted by davie355 View Post
Randy Petersen, the founder of this website, is Chairman's Circle.
I never knew that. I remember reading his little article in the Gazette here in Colorado Springs...over a decade ago. :laughing:
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Old Oct 27, 15, 8:57 pm
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I never knew that. I remember reading his little article in the Gazette here in Colorado Springs...over a decade ago. :laughing:
Yep, he is (according to a tweet he made): https://twitter.com/ranflyer/status/555520639725862915
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Old Oct 27, 15, 10:42 pm
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Originally Posted by flyinjer View Post
Yep, he is (according to a tweet he made): https://twitter.com/ranflyer/status/555520639725862915
Do you see the address of the letter? 1930 Frequent Flyer Pt.
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Old Oct 28, 15, 3:16 am
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Do you see the address of the letter? 1930 Frequent Flyer Pt.
Yeah, it's a real address. Look it up on Google Maps:

1930 Frequent Flyer Point
Colorado Springs, CO 80915
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Old Oct 28, 15, 6:06 am
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Sounds like ego candy. Aside from a specially labeled call center, and meet and greet I don't see how its anything so special.
The one difference is that it is not earned status, per se, but effectively a kick-back for large contract holders. The CEO doesn't need to fly at all to be awarded the status. I have a hard time imagining that the prospect of being awarded CC is going to make or break a contract during negotiations.

Here's my personal equivalent: I run a scientific conference. As a thank-you for periodically spending tens of thousands of dollars with our caterer, I eat at his restaurant for free now and then. That thank-you is very nice, but it didn't drive my choice of caterer.

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Old Oct 28, 15, 8:31 am
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Originally Posted by flyinjer View Post
Yeah, it's a real address. Look it up on Google Maps:

1930 Frequent Flyer Point
Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Yep. Real address. I write the UnRoadWarrior blog on Randy's current venture - BoaradingArea.com. I get letters from that address .
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