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How old were you when you first received 1K/GS? (Updated with Poll Options!)

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How old were you when you first received 1K/GS? (Updated with Poll Options!)

Old Dec 29, 15, 7:12 am
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: NYC
Programs: UA-1K MM, AA-Gold, DL-Silver, AS-MVP
Posts: 1,619
1K at 26. Before that was CO Plat and AA EXP.
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Old Dec 29, 15, 7:18 am
Join Date: May 2000
Location: IAH
Programs: UA 1K 2MM, Marriott LT Plat, IHG Spire
Posts: 2,885
I was about 29 or 30 when I first made 1K. All personal travel.
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Old Dec 29, 15, 7:59 am
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Join Date: May 1998
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Programs: United, Hilton
Posts: 679
I was 25. Seems like so long ago....
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Old Dec 29, 15, 8:34 am
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: SRQ, PDX
Programs: UA 1 MM
Posts: 733
Originally Posted by rxziebel View Post
I was 25. Seems like so long ago....
For me, 27. And it WAS a long time ago...
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Old Dec 29, 15, 8:44 am
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: San Antonio, TX
Programs: UA lifetime 1K, AA EXP, Marriott Lifetime TE, Avis is dumb
Posts: 773
1K @ 24
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Old Dec 29, 15, 8:48 am
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: BOS
Programs: UA 1K 1.45MM, Marriott+SPG Plat, Clear, Nexus, Global Entry and MEX Viajero Confiable
Posts: 1,777
1K @ 35 .. made it an additional 2 times over the last 15 years
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Old Dec 29, 15, 8:48 am
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 83
1K since 25.
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Old Dec 29, 15, 9:31 am
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: SF Bay Area
Programs: UA 1K MM, Accor Plat, Htz PC, Natl ExEm, other random status
Posts: 2,848
1K @ 26. Prior year Premier Exec. Kept 1K for a number of years until kids were born, then oscillated as far down as no status for a year. Currently 1K MM, for what that's worth.

Before that TW FFB Gold - those were the upgrade days....
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Old Dec 29, 15, 10:19 am
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: CLE, DCA, and 30k feet
Programs: Honors Diamond; United 1K; Hertz PC
Posts: 2,416
1K for first time @ 31 (this year). Sort of by accident.

Virtually all full fare Domestic (i.e. CON US) flying for business, 1 annual INTL trip for leisure (CDG this year, SYD/MEL next).

Combination of adding an jr/associate to the staff who can take the simpler/local/road-trip-able projects allowing me to pick up more lucrative distant projects and the one "positive" thing about the dehubbing of CLE being that it's now virtually impossible to get anywhere I want to go without picking up an extra 3 PQS (1.5 out, 1.5 back). Last year was a 1st time Plat, the year before that 1st time Gold, before that Silver since 2005 when I started flying for work.
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Old Dec 29, 15, 1:22 pm
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: BOS
Programs: UA 1K, IHG RA (Spire), MR Gold, HH Diamond, Hyatt Discoverist, National EE
Posts: 1,054
Just hit 1K for first time -- 25
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Old Dec 29, 15, 2:29 pm
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: DEN
Programs: UA 1K, DL, AA, AS, HHonors, SPG, Kimpton, Hyatt, IC PC, Marriott Titanium, Hertz PC
Posts: 7,120
Early thirties, but I'd been flying with DL since my teens. Was plat with NW and Plat and Diamond with DL for several years before switching to UA...
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Old Dec 29, 15, 3:27 pm
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Houston
Programs: UA GS 2MM, QFF Platinum, HH Diamond, HawaiianMiles
Posts: 6,687
Late 20s. Extrapolating to CO
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Old Dec 29, 15, 3:28 pm
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: MCO, DCA, IAD
Programs: UA GS 1MM, Marriott Ambassador & Lifetime Titanium, Hilton Diamond
Posts: 2,124
Premier Executive at 19.
1K at 24.
Will hit MM and hopefully GS in 2016 at 30.
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Old Dec 29, 15, 3:31 pm
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: IAH
Programs: UA 1K, AA EXP, SPG Plat100, Hyatt Diamond, Avis PC, Hertz PC
Posts: 129
Prem Exec @ 23.

1K @ 26
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Old Dec 29, 15, 3:48 pm
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Chicago, IL
Programs: UA 1K 3MM , Marriott Amb, Hyatt D, HH D, Hertz PC
Posts: 849
Made 1K for the first time at 31 in 1993. I sure miss my angels at the 1K rooms, consistent upgrades with 500 milers and generally superb treatment from PMUA but almost 23 years and nearly 3 million miles later i'm still here. Just had a superb experience that helped to renew my enthusiasm yesterday at the Austin UC but that's a story for another thread.
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