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Any Mileage Plus Members made to the Star Alliance Top 1000 Group?

Any Mileage Plus Members made to the Star Alliance Top 1000 Group?

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Based on the invitation letter received and also posters who have shared so far:
  1. Need to fly a minimum of 6 *A carriers to qualify
  2. Some posters have flown the 6 *A carriers but without invite. This may indicate certain flight activities threshold needs to be met.
  3. Some posters have flown a high number of flight activities on United and also meet the 6 *A carriers requirement, but still have not received an invitation. This may indicate a certain split of flight activities between the primary *A carriers and other *A carriers need to be met.
  4. It is unclear if class of service or revenue (to *A) impact the selection.
  5. It is unclear how *A keeps track of all the flight activities if one credits flights into multiple (or single) FFPs.
  6. It is unclear whether award tickets are included in the airline count.

Those who have made to the list, please share your flying pattern in this thread so we can update as needed.
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Old Mar 31, 16, 9:12 pm
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Question Any Mileage Plus Members made to the Star Alliance Top 1000 Group?

I received a letter signed by Oscar and Mark Schwab (CEO of *A).

They congratulated me for earning a spot in the Star Alliance Top 1000 Group.
Top 1,000 flyers amongst 220 million Star Alliance Frequent Flyer members in 2015.

The criteia:
Top 1,000 travellers flown the most on at least six Star Alliance member airlines in 2015.

I also received an invitation to participate in the *A research initiatives and also a limited edition Star Alliance leather card holder.

Any other Mileage Plus members/Flyertalkers made it to the *A Top 1000 Group?


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Old Mar 31, 16, 9:38 pm
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That's nifty. At least they have given you some recognition. I think they should give you guys something a little nicer but it's better than nothing I guess.
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Old Mar 31, 16, 9:49 pm
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Cool! I am hopeful that Star eventually rolls out a higher-than-*G tier, with meaningful benefits, as it is a very attainable status at present without some of the perks of OWE, for instance.

Though Top 1000 out of 220,000,000 is awfully rarefied air!
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Old Apr 1, 16, 4:28 am
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Congrats. That is really cool.
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Old Apr 1, 16, 4:31 am
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Who wants to bet that Mr. ua1flyer is #1 on that list?
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Old Apr 1, 16, 4:55 am
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Originally Posted by FlyHighInTheSky View Post
Who wants to bet that Mr. ua1flyer is #1 on that list?
I thought about that, but no idea if he flies on *A partners much. OP notes the requirement to fly on at least 6 different *A airlines during the course of the year...
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Old Apr 1, 16, 6:19 am
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Congrats. That is really cool.
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Congratulations. That is really really really cool.
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Old Apr 1, 16, 6:25 am
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Very cool! I didn't even realize this was something that was tracked and awarded. Congratulations!
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Old Apr 1, 16, 7:15 am
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I'm never home (well, not much anyway) but I flew UA, AC, LH, AI, ET, OS, TK at least last year on revenue tickets. I'll report back if I got added to this club.

I didn't make UA GS on $64K spend so I doubt I made this club either.

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Old Apr 1, 16, 7:26 am
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It seems like a very cheap "gift" for such (apparently) significant revenue spend. Most cruise lines give those out to hold pax key cards. I probably have a dozen. Congrats nonetheless!
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Old Apr 1, 16, 7:49 am
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I did at least 400k+ last year on star alliance but not sure if I did it on 6 different members... When I get back to the states next week will be interested to see if I made it...
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Old Apr 1, 16, 8:28 am
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I don't know what they'd give to the higher tier of *A, unless its PPS/HON/GS and for lounge access. And its been fairly clear that LH/LX have no intention of allowing the unwashed partners access to their FirstKlass Services.
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Old Apr 1, 16, 8:52 am
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Congrats! Really cool.
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Old Apr 1, 16, 9:30 am
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While I am glad you made it I am glad I did not. Congrants

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Old Apr 1, 16, 10:02 am
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Originally Posted by EWR764 View Post
Cool! I am hopeful that Star eventually rolls out a higher-than-*G tier, with meaningful benefits, as it is a very attainable status at present without some of the perks of OWE, for instance.

Though Top 1000 out of 220,000,000 is awfully rarefied air!
Wonder how many of those 220m flew 6 airlines.
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