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United Airlines Award/Premier Accelerator Rates [2018]

United Airlines Award/Premier Accelerator Rates [2018]

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Old Dec 21, 18, 3:30 pm
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Originally Posted by anandrag View Post
what is the typical cpm earlier in year before they increase pricing?
pqm: 8-12
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Old Dec 24, 18, 10:12 pm
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Buying premier miles -- jacked up cost as year ends?

Will make it quick -- it's my fault really -- will be 1500 miles short of 1K. Thought buying an extra 2000 premier miles would be cheap as I have one more flight before the year is up. However, it's going to cost $1250 to get 5000 premier miles on that last flight? Could have sworn I've seen cheaper "purchase premier" miles options.

Does anyone know if the cost will fall? Any other options other than BIS?

Thanks.
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Old Dec 24, 18, 10:37 pm
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Originally Posted by letflyingbefunagain View Post
Buying premier miles -- jacked up cost as year ends?

Will make it quick -- it's my fault really -- will be 1500 miles short of 1K. Thought buying an extra 2000 premier miles would be cheap as I have one more flight before the year is up. However, it's going to cost $1250 to get 5000 premier miles on that last flight? Could have sworn I've seen cheaper "purchase premier" miles options. ....
Absolutely, very standard for the cost per PQM to increase at the end of the year. It has every year of the program (since 2012)

Originally Posted by letflyingbefunagain View Post
Does anyone know if the cost will fall? ...
Not in this calendar year, generally for some reason it stays high until March or so.

UA knows your options are limited and as each day goes by, it does not get better. Actually, it is notable the price increases seem to start later this year (usually has been earlier in December).

Originally Posted by letflyingbefunagain View Post
Any other options other than BIS? ....
You could wait for the January Buyup offer, but it has historically has been at about the same price level you are presently seeing.

There are just the four choices
  1. Buy Premier Accelerator Now
  2. Fly Now
  3. Take the January offer
  4. Pass
References
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[Consolidated] "I need XXX UA PQD's/PQMs/PQSs in 2018 for Elite Status in 2019"

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Old Dec 25, 18, 10:59 am
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Will make it quick -- it's my fault really
Some solace... A Year-End Poem for United Flyers
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Old Dec 25, 18, 11:42 am
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
Fly now
There's a 2B - upfare existing flights to a premium cabin.

I'm well past 1K, and need 5000 to the next set of RPUs. My offers are 9000,11000,16000 and 18000. 2.5 CPM redeemable + 12 CPM premier qualifying. Effectively, $650 per RPU. I passed.
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Old Dec 26, 18, 8:40 am
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Originally Posted by letflyingbefunagain View Post
Will make it quick -- it's my fault really -- will be 1500 miles short of 1K. Thought buying an extra 2000 premier miles would be cheap as I have one more flight before the year is up. However, it's going to cost $1250 to get 5000 premier miles on that last flight? Could have sworn I've seen cheaper "purchase premier" miles options.

Does anyone know if the cost will fall? Any other options other than BIS?

Thanks.
Needed 1,500ish to get mrs_msg75 to Platinum was offered $270 ($50+$220) for 2,000 PQM on a ORD-LGA booking made yesterday.
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