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

Old Dec 30, 15, 1:56 am
  #46  
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: SFO
Programs: UA GS 1.9MM / UC / AS Gold 75K / Bonvoy Plat / Hilton Diamond
Posts: 662
1K at 24
GS at 34
Heading for 3MM by 44
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Old Dec 30, 15, 3:36 am
  #47  
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Boston MA
Programs: UA 1K, Marriott T, HH D, IHG SA.
Posts: 149
Originally Posted by mkr View Post
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.
I don't think so. I only found one age requirement under "Small Business Network Members".
By participating in the Program, each member represents that the individual designated as its authorized representative has been duly appointed and authorized as such and that the authorized representative of the business is at least eighteen (18) years of age.
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Old Dec 30, 15, 5:52 am
  #48  
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: PIT
Programs: UA 1K, OZ
Posts: 7,883
Originally Posted by mkr View Post
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.

Yes, children can. I had my CO FFN when I wasn't even 1 year old, and as mentioned up thread, there are a few people, including myself, who've achieved 1K at an age under 18. And it certainly has built my loyalty. Now that I'm attending university I still fly UA becuase of my lifetime miles, my status, etc. I doubt I'll ever leave UA if I can help it becuase of practically growing up on CO and UA.
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Old Dec 30, 15, 6:26 am
  #49  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: CLE, DCA, and 30k feet
Programs: Honors Diamond; United 1K; Hertz PC
Posts: 2,407
Originally Posted by mkr View Post
I am not certain if a person can (according to the rules) become a MP member until they are 18. Does anyone know?
I got my first UA Mileage Plus card when I was ~6 in the 1990-91 timeframe (but unlike the over-achievers here didn't do any serious traveling until much, much later)... back in an era where paper tickets and travel agents were de rigueur and I had less than a dozen segments per year, all intra-California.
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Old Dec 30, 15, 7:38 am
  #50  
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Join Date: Jun 1999
Location: SFO
Programs: UA 1.7 MM/Plat; AS MVP 75K; AA gold; Fairmont & Starwood platinum; Hyatt diamond; Kimpton IC Elite
Posts: 17,442
Of course, children can be members. One of our member's sons earned 1K at age 4 by flying with his father.
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Old Dec 30, 15, 9:16 am
  #51  
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: DEN
Programs: UA-GS; WN A-list;Hyatt - CC; Hertz - PC
Posts: 625
How old were you when you first received 1K/GS? (Updated with Poll Options!)

My daughter flew more than 100,000 in 2009, when she was two, but too many were award tickets, she only had premier exec at the time. So yes, I enrolled her at 1 I think.
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Old Dec 30, 15, 12:10 pm
  #52  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Programs: UGS, AA CK
Posts: 211
Originally Posted by flyinjer View Post
Wow, impressive! What's your story?
started working for a san francisco private equity firm a couple years after college. Lot of PS first trips back and forth to NYC.
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Old Jan 1, 16, 6:42 pm
  #53  
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Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Durham, NC (RDU/GSO/CLT)
Programs: AA EXP/MM, DL PM, UA Gold, WN A-List, HH DIA, Hyatt Disc, IHG Spire/AMB, Marriott Titanium, Hertz PC
Posts: 31,405
I was 18 years and six months old, a second semester Freshman in college back in 2004. I never requalified sadly but I've held onto some level of United status since.
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Old Jan 1, 16, 7:28 pm
  #54  
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: DEN
Programs: AS MVP; UA Silver; HHonors Silver; HyattGP Platinum; Hertz PC
Posts: 113
1K at 29.
Silver at 36.
Once and Future King is a good read.
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Old Jan 2, 16, 12:16 am
  #55  
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: District of Columbia
Programs: UA: 1K, AA: Gold, Hilton: Diamond, Marriott: Plat Premier, Hertz: Pres Circle
Posts: 120
1K from 26-29, Plat at 30. Now - turning 31 on Tuesday unsure if I'll have status. Matched to AA ExPlat and couldn't be happier. Had 35K on UA this year (mostly from a 30th birthday trip to DPS and PER) and a few work trips on UA as the Gov't Carrier (I do love the Y-up so hoping I'll at least get silver. Only had $1500 pqd though. Time will tell I guess.
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