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United Airlines Award/Premier Accelerator Rates [2020]

United Airlines Award/Premier Accelerator Rates [2020]

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Old Jan 3, 20, 10:21 am
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United Airlines Award/Premier Accelerator Rates [2020]

The website is once again allowing accelerator purchases and my offers are a little crazy. How about yours?
As a Platinum on an award ticket:
30,000 award miles — $600
45,000 award miles — $900

30,000 award miles and 4,000 PQP — $4,440
45,000 award miles and 7,000 PQP — $7,620

My friend has no status:
20,000 award miles — $560
40,000 award miles — $840

20,000 award miles and 3,000 PQP — $3,560
30,000 award miles and 4,500 PQP — $5,340

Platinum on a revenue ticket:
12,000 award miles — $300
15,000 award miles — $375

12,000 award miles and 1,800 PQP — $2,010
15,000 award miles and 2,200 PQP — $2,465

No status, revenue ticket:
12,000 award miles — $336
15,000 award miles — $420

12,000 award miles and 1,800 PQP — $2,136
15,000 award miles and 2,200 PQP — $2,620

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Old Jan 3, 20, 10:41 am
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Old Jan 3, 20, 1:16 pm
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Weren’t PQM acceleration about 10c/mile?

I don’t think they have a choice but to offer PQP at $1/point (or more)
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Old Jan 3, 20, 1:28 pm
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All in, my most recent offer for PQMs was 15,000 PQM for $2,025. So the miles are similar in price, but the premier part is obviously higher since it is a dollar value for the points. I would say they are slightly discounted, because I would subtract the strictly mileage amount, and the cost is less than $1/point.

I was curious about how they were going to handle this change. I expected dollars only for status with no miles in return, honestly.

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Old Jan 3, 20, 1:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Micp3208 View Post
..... I would say they are slightly discounted, because I would subtract the strictly mileage amount, and the cost is less than $1/point.....
Based on your examples, the elite is getting 4-5% discount on PQPs and non-status member is paying par value (no discount).
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Old Jan 3, 20, 6:27 pm
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1K on revenue ticket:

50,000 award miles = $1,000
75,000 award miles = $1,500
50,000 award miles + 7,000 PQP = $7,790
75,000 award miles + 10,000 PQP = $11,200

1K on award ticket issued by SQ:

9,000 award miles = $225
11,000 award miles = $275
9,000 award miles + 1,300 PQP = $1,473
11,000 award miles + 1,700 PQP = $1,907
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Old Jan 3, 20, 7:16 pm
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Holding RDM price as fixed
Originally Posted by kevflyer View Post
1K on revenue ticket:

50,000 award miles = $1,000
75,000 award miles = $1,500
50,000 award miles + 7,000 PQP = $7,790
75,000 award miles + 10,000 PQP = $11,200
...
3% discount on PQP


Originally Posted by kevflyer View Post
... 1K on award ticket issued by SQ:

9,000 award miles = $225
11,000 award miles = $275
9,000 award miles + 1,300 PQP = $1,473
11,000 award miles + 1,700 PQP = $1,907
4% discount on PQP
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Old Jan 4, 20, 12:14 am
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PQPs priced out at 96 cents apiece on my latest Accelerator offer.
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Old Jan 8, 20, 11:31 pm
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
Based on your examples, the elite is getting 4-5% discount on PQPs and non-status member is paying par value (no discount).
And both having to spend a few hundred dollars for a few thousand extra RDM. But at least one can buy PQPs without having to do MRs. Essentially obviates the need for MRs, in fact, correct?
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Old Jan 9, 20, 3:49 am
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I would agree, no mileage runs necessary as long as you have your four United flights and meet the minimum flight and spend or spend alone.
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Old Jan 9, 20, 4:33 am
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Originally Posted by weezl View Post
And both having to spend a few hundred dollars for a few thousand extra RDM. But at least one can buy PQPs without having to do MRs. Essentially obviates the need for MRs, in fact, correct?
Sure, if you want to pay a dollar apiece (96 cents, whatever) for your PQP.

If you enjoy traveling (or if you are willing to spend your time doing it) you can book with and fly on a partner airline and pay 30 cents (or less) per PQP.

So, while you don't have to do mileage runs, you might choose to in order to save most of the cost.
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Old Jan 9, 20, 12:56 pm
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Originally Posted by weezl View Post
And both having to spend a few hundred dollars for a few thousand extra RDM. But at least one can buy PQPs without having to do MRs. Essentially obviates the need for MRs, in fact, correct?
Not sure if it's really a drastic change from before. You could always use premier accelerator to pad mileage requirements and upfare existing flights to full fare Y or J to pad the dollar requirement.
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Old Jan 9, 20, 1:34 pm
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I feel like I would much rather just buy upgrades or fly to see my brother in ATL for a few more times versus paying cash for PQP at almost a 1:1 rate. At least you get something for your money.

I did buy 1000 PQM last year for $95 to get me to Gold for 2020 (50,011 PQM), but only because it was cheaper than any flight I could find.
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Old Jan 9, 20, 2:05 pm
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Originally Posted by NJDevils26 View Post
I feel like I would much rather just buy upgrades or fly to see my brother in ATL for a few more times versus paying cash for PQP at almost a 1:1 rate. At least you get something for your money.

I did buy 1000 PQM last year for $95 to get me to Gold for 2020 (50,011 PQM), but only because it was cheaper than any flight I could find.
That's $95 well spent
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Old Jan 16, 20, 9:37 am
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Anyone actually buying the PQPs offered through Award/Premier Accelerator? They seem to offer a very slight discount (e.g. 300 PQP for $288 on a recent offer I received). Not really worth it IMHO, and the offer doesn't scale (it was 98cpp for a higher-PQP offer on the same flights, vs. 96cpp on the lower-PQP offer).
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