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MileagePlus - I just hit 10M Miles (RDMs)

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Old Feb 14, 19, 8:35 am
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Congratulations! Wow, that's a lot of LH F travel I would be doing...
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Old Feb 15, 19, 9:04 am
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OP how long did this achievement take???
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Old Feb 16, 19, 6:55 pm
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Originally Posted by prometa View Post
Okay, so with that many miles per mo you could qualify for 1K every year without spending a dime out of pocket. Actually, if you really wanted to, you could get GS through $50k of travel using 5M miles, which you'd earn back every 4 mos or so. Geez.
Originally Posted by Repooc17 View Post
Likely most of those in the form of UA CC spend.

Personally, I would leverage higher credit card earning choices, which would also allow more flexibility in redemption. Why limit to UA or *A with limited amount of saver awards when credit card points open up a lot more opportunities, and some at even at lower rates than UA.
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OP how long did this achievement take???

Took me about 8-9 months as a result of spend. Had the SPG Amex, and switched to United Chase once the SPG Amex got devalued. Have to look into Freedom Unlimited. Do they have a business version of that?
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Old Feb 16, 19, 7:01 pm
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Originally Posted by lincoln841 View Post
Took me about 8-9 months as a result of spend. Had the SPG Amex, and switched to United Chase once the SPG Amex got devalued. Have to look into Freedom Unlimited. Do they have a business version of that?
Yes, Ink Business Unlimited.

To me, SPG AMEX is still more valuable than UA Chase. While it's no longer as lucrative as it used to be, there are still a lot of flexibility due to the number of transfer partners. With UA, you are locked into UA+partner redemption.

If you do a lot of travel, you need to look into AMEX Plat (5x airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve (3x travel and entertainment). If you have any type of similar spend history with AMEX, I am certain you would be invited to the AMEX Centurion card.
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Old Feb 16, 19, 7:13 pm
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Originally Posted by lincoln841 View Post
I've been waiting for this day for so long! I finally hit 10M MileagePlus miles after this month's Chase points posted! So excited and just wanted to share it
Congrats. Just think how much more you'd have if they hadn't invented PQDs
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Old Feb 16, 19, 10:51 pm
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Originally Posted by eng3 View Post
Congrats. Just think how much more you'd have if they hadn't invented PQDs
Most of OP's RDMs come from CC spend. Whatever devaluations as a result of PQD requirements are not much of significant play here.
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Old Feb 17, 19, 8:44 am
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Originally Posted by eng3 View Post
Congrats. Just think how much more you'd have if they hadn't invented PQDs
Possibly a lot less. If you're flying on full F or J fares, you're getting a lot *more* RDM than you were before.
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Old Feb 17, 19, 9:19 am
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Originally Posted by Repooc17 View Post
Most of OP's RDMs come from CC spend. Whatever devaluations as a result of PQD requirements are not much of significant play here.
Originally Posted by STS-134 View Post
Possibly a lot less. If you're flying on full F or J fares, you're getting a lot *more* RDM than you were before.
Ah I see, didnt read the whole thread.
I was just thinking of my own experience being 1K flying in economy
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Old Feb 19, 19, 7:02 pm
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The CSR discussion was moved to moved to the Chase forum where there is extensive discussion of the benefits and use of CSR
High points earning from business, is CSR a better card?

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