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Old Oct 14, 17, 4:36 pm
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Barely meeting 1K criteria--how close are others?

I've just finished booking my UA travel for the rest of 2017. As it stands now, I'll end with 100,075 PQM, and 12,012 PQD. I'm sure others have cut it closer--how close? Has anyone hit the mark(s) exactly?

This might be my last year as 1K, how sad!
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Old Oct 14, 17, 5:01 pm
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Originally Posted by tkc98110 View Post
I've just finished booking my UA travel for the rest of 2017. As it stands now, I'll end with 100,075 PQM, and 12,012 PQD. I'm sure others have cut it closer--how close? Has anyone hit the mark(s) exactly?

This might be my last year as 1K, how sad!
I often wonder what filtering effect the route network changes over the past couple of years have had on 1k/GS numbers and progress to MM level given the need to achieve it on UA, probably more an issue for the latter 2.
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Old Oct 14, 17, 6:27 pm
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Already requalified in August. I fly for work every week and typically buy mid-tier (W) fares on trans-con routes.
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Old Oct 14, 17, 6:32 pm
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Already requalified in August. I fly for work every week and typically buy mid-tier (W) fares on trans-con routes.
If you don't mind me asking, what area of work are you in? Consulting? I used to hit 1K a little while back when I did that.

For OP, I know someone who, before PQD, hit 100,007.
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I made the requirements with segments in July. Spend was met at the end of March. Mine are all last minute weekly domestic trips

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My remaining travel is also booked for 2017. I will qualify with 105,013 but my PQD will squeak by with $12,002.
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Old Oct 14, 17, 7:04 pm
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My remaining travel is also booked for 2017. I will qualify with 105,013 but my PQD will squeak by with $12,002.
Perhaps we should have a contest-- (2017 final PQM-100,000) + (2017 final PQD-12,000)=Xcess.

Lowest Xcess number, of people qualifying for 2018 1K status, wins--something!

My Xcess number is projected to be 87. Mikerascan is projected to be 5,015.

And to think, one year not so long ago I had >250,000 PQM.
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Old Oct 14, 17, 7:13 pm
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Originally Posted by tkc98110 View Post
Perhaps we should have a contest-- (2017 final PQM-100,000) + (2017 final PQD-12,000)=Xcess.

Lowest Xcess number, of people qualifying for 2018 1K status, wins--something!

My Xcess number is projected to be 87. Mikerascan is projected to be 5,015.

And to think, one year not so long ago I had >250,000 PQM.
(2017 final PQM-100,000) + (100/12) * (2017 final PQD-12,000) = Xcess

is more reasonable IMO given the order of magnitude difference in requirements. Maybe even

(2017 final PQM-100,000) * (100/12) * (2017 final PQD-12,000) = Xcess

to really reward people who get close on both.
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Old Oct 14, 17, 7:48 pm
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Originally Posted by mduell View Post
(2017 final PQM-100,000) + (100/12) * (2017 final PQD-12,000) = Xcess

is more reasonable IMO given the order of magnitude difference in requirements. Maybe even

(2017 final PQM-100,000) * (100/12) * (2017 final PQD-12,000) = Xcess

to really reward people who get close on both.
I can see where this could get quite involved--I was keeping it simple. But, by mduell's 2 formulae, I'd be either

175, using

(2017 final PQM-100,000) + (100/12) * (2017 final PQD-12,000) = Xcess

or

7,500, using

(2017 final PQM-100,000) * (100/12) * (2017 final PQD-12,000) = Xcess

Mikerascan would come in at 5030 or 83,550.

I think a better weighted score might be to simply add up the percentages that you exceeded the 1K limit by for each criterion--so for me it's projected to be 0.075% (PQM) + 0.10% (PQD), totaling 0.175%. Less than 2/10ths of a percent in excess seems like a pretty close shave!
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Old Oct 14, 17, 8:39 pm
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Originally Posted by tkc98110 View Post
I've just finished booking my UA travel for the rest of 2017. As it stands now, I'll end with 100,075 PQM, and 12,012 PQD.
Awesome

I cleared PQD by pretty small margins the first two years it was implemented. Somehow that's more satisfying than clearing it by thousands (which will happen this year).
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Old Oct 14, 17, 8:41 pm
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Awesome

I cleared PQD by pretty small margins the first two years it was implemented. Somehow that's more satisfying than clearing it by thousands (which will happen this year).
It is. I hit 75,045 (or right around there, can't quite remember) in last week of Dec one year and it felt strangely satisfying.
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Old Oct 14, 17, 9:08 pm
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I was pretty pleased last year at 102,052 and $12022 (2235 or 376200 by my metrics above).

This year I'll be halfway between gold and plat, too much non-UA flying.
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Old Oct 14, 17, 9:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
Awesome

I cleared PQD by pretty small margins the first two years it was implemented. Somehow that's more satisfying than clearing it by thousands (which will happen this year).
Work pushed me to 17k last year, but I'll probably be running for the last bit this one. It really takes all the fun out of running for status when I'm basically cutting UA a check
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Old Oct 14, 17, 9:45 pm
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Originally Posted by findark View Post
Work pushed me to 17k last year, but I'll probably be running for the last bit this one. It really takes all the fun out of running for status when I'm basically cutting UA a check
I try not to cut UA a check w my personal funds, at least not unless I'm doing something sort of fun--like going to Hawai'i for a few days in November. Rather I try to stretch things out miles- and dollar-wise when somebody else is paying. The minor perks of consulting.....
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Old Oct 15, 17, 12:38 am
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Originally Posted by tkc98110 View Post
I can see where this could get quite involved--I was keeping it simple. But, by mduell's 2 formulae, I'd be either

175, using

(2017 final PQM-100,000) + (100/12) * (2017 final PQD-12,000) = Xcess

or

7,500, using

(2017 final PQM-100,000) * (100/12) * (2017 final PQD-12,000) = Xcess

Mikerascan would come in at 5030 or 83,550.

I think a better weighted score might be to simply add up the percentages that you exceeded the 1K limit by for each criterion--so for me it's projected to be 0.075% (PQM) + 0.10% (PQD), totaling 0.175%. Less than 2/10ths of a percent in excess seems like a pretty close shave!
I would go one step further and divide your .175% by two. Averages out the Xcess between the PQD and PQM.
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