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

View Poll Results: Age When You First Attained 1K or GS?
Under 10
0
0%
10 - 19
5
3.73%
20-24
27
20.15%
25-29
39
29.10%
30-34
15
11.19%
35-39
17
12.69%
40-44
15
11.19%
45-49
6
4.48%
50-54
4
2.99%
55 or older
6
4.48%
Voters: 134. You may not vote on this poll

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

Old Dec 29, 15, 4:13 pm
  #31  
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Port St Lucie, FL, UA1K since 1994 and 3mm
Programs: Marriott Titanium Life, Hilton Gold
Posts: 562
Since 1994 -- 22 consecutive years later yikes still a 1K. No recognition for all of these years of loyalty -- just an "over entitled elite."
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Old Dec 29, 15, 5:35 pm
  #32  
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Boston MA
Programs: UA 1K, Marriott T, HH D, IHG SA.
Posts: 149
I think we should change the vote to:under 18 (that's amazing), 18-21, 22-25,26-30,30-35,36-40,etc.. cause 18, 21, 25 years old are 3 important age..
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Old Dec 29, 15, 5:48 pm
  #33  
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: PIT
Programs: UA 1K, OZ
Posts: 7,883
I was 16/17 when I made 1K, couldn't hold on to it for more than that year though
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Old Dec 29, 15, 6:28 pm
  #34  
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Programs: United Global Services, Amtrak Select Executive
Posts: 3,335
First time 1K this year, at 48. Impressed by the young median of the poll!
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Old Dec 29, 15, 7:54 pm
  #35  
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Texas
Programs: United Gold, AA Platinum, Marriott Platinum
Posts: 317
Got my mileage plus account at 37.
Became 1k that year and have been one since.
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Old Dec 29, 15, 8:18 pm
  #36  
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Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Houston and Dubai
Programs: United GS, Emirates iO (Invitation Only)
Posts: 67
Was CO Gold since 14/15 years old, and hit CO Platinum at 18, keeping it until the merger. Then I hit 1K at 24 I think.
GS at 26.
Followed by EK iO at 30.
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Old Dec 29, 15, 8:21 pm
  #37  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Programs: UGS, AA CK
Posts: 211
GS at 23 in 2004
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Old Dec 29, 15, 8:51 pm
  #38  
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Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: ORD
Programs: UA GS
Posts: 659
Originally Posted by staren937 View Post
GS at 23 in 2004
Wow, impressive! What's your story?
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Old Dec 29, 15, 9:03 pm
  #39  
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Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Northern Colorado
Programs: UA 1K - 2MM, Hilton Diamond, Lifetime Bonvoy Platinum Elite, Hertz President's Circle
Posts: 10,413
1k @ 29 (1994)
gs @ 38 (2003)
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Old Dec 29, 15, 9:29 pm
  #40  
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Colorado
Programs: Lifetime UA 1K, Lifetime Hilton Diamond, Lifetime Marriott Bonvoy Titanium
Posts: 1,261
Originally Posted by PaulMCO View Post
Since 1994 -- 22 consecutive years later yikes still a 1K. No recognition for all of these years of loyalty -- just an "over entitled elite."
+1 - I think I've been an over-entitled 1K since 94 or 95.
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Old Dec 29, 15, 9:37 pm
  #41  
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Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Northern Colorado
Programs: UA 1K - 2MM, Hilton Diamond, Lifetime Bonvoy Platinum Elite, Hertz President's Circle
Posts: 10,413
Originally Posted by PaulMCO View Post
Since 1994 -- 22 consecutive years later yikes still a 1K. No recognition for all of these years of loyalty -- just an "over entitled elite."
^

I lost 1K status between 2008 and 2010 due to not traveling much during those times (ramping up in 2010). I made UGS in 2003, 2005 and 2006 but essentially stopped traveling due to job change in 2006. I was soft bumped to 1K in 2007. I was a 1K for 13 consecutive years from 1995 (late 1994 1K status) through 2007. I have been 1K now 5 additional years and re-qualified for 2016 1K back in August of this year. That makes me 18 years out of the past 21 years as a 1K. Not quite PaulMCO territory but maybe close enough for a cigar.
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Old Dec 29, 15, 9:45 pm
  #42  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: San Francisco & Squaw Valley
Programs: Many, but currently grounded.
Posts: 3,331
Premier Executive? 13. Happily not yet GS two decades later.
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Old Dec 29, 15, 9:50 pm
  #43  
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: DTW/TOL/SHA
Programs: AA EXP SPG PLT Marriott PLT
Posts: 194
Originally Posted by LASUA1K View Post
19 years old for me as a 1K.
Sane here,although I'll drop to gold since I switched to AA this year
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Old Dec 30, 15, 12:56 am
  #44  
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: SFO
Programs: United 1K, SPG Platinum 50, Hyatt Diamond, *A Gold, HHonors Diamond, Marriott Gold
Posts: 11
1K this year for the first time at 23. 70/30 personal/business I think.
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Old Dec 30, 15, 1:20 am
  #45  
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Join Date: May 2010
Location: Just outside Big D, or many other places in big metal tubes
Programs: WN Rpd.Rwrds, AA, was longtime CO very top Elite tier, Overentitled UA Lifetime 1K (since 2012)
Posts: 1,334
I am not certain if a person can (according to the rules) become a MP member until they are 18. Does anyone know?

If true, my suggestion to UA is to allow kids under 18 to become MP members. Then when they fly with parents, they can earn MP benefits & UA can build loyalty with future adult PAX. I know a family of husband & wife 1K members who quite often take their children on flights. I would venture to say that the kids could qualify easily for 1K if allowed to.. If kids CAN become MP members, I will inform them.

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