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Are there any challenges to make to 1K in 2020?

Are there any challenges to make to 1K in 2020?

Old Jan 17, 20, 10:00 am
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Are there any challenges to make to 1K in 2020?

For a colleague of mine.... in 2019.... 62.5 PQS, $18.5 PQD 58,500 PQM. Based on the 2020 requirements, he would have make 1K, correct?

He wants a challenge to qualify to 1K for 2020. Didn't United used to do challenges? He is now in a position that he will have about $40k in spend in 2020 as he has moved into an international role. Houston based but is considering switching airlines to DL or AA.
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Old Jan 17, 20, 10:13 am
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Originally Posted by avi8tir View Post
For a colleague of mine.... in 2019.... 62.5 PQS, $18.5 PQD 58,500 PQM. Based on the 2020 requirements, he would have make 1K, correct?
He probably would have been short on PQF, because Iím guessing that there are quite a few 1.5 PQS flights in there.

Originally Posted by avi8tir View Post
He wants a challenge to qualify to 1K for 2020. Didn't United used to do challenges? He is now in a position that he will have about $40k in spend in 2020 as he has moved into an international role. Houston based but is considering switching airlines to DL or AA.
I suspect UA is still working out challenge details, if any ó but, honestly, why bother? At 40K of spending, your colleague would reach 1K pretty quickly anyway, and Gold is fine for the interim.

Being Houston based, and flying on OPM, I donít see a huge advantage in going with AA or DL. $40K spending doesnít sound like GS level, but it does sound like paid J, so Iíd just take whatever flights make the most sense; heíll likely reach 1K and maybe AA ExPlat or DL Diamond also. Although, I donít know what a great fit SkyTeam is at IAH.... I guess it depends upon his destinations.
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Old Jan 17, 20, 10:25 am
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Originally Posted by avi8tir View Post
...62.5 PQS...
In 2020, it's just a straight flight count for PQFs: one flight, one credit. Fare class bonus for PQFs won't be awarded. If your friend subtracts the segment bonuses, he/she might be short of the 54 PQF count that would go with the $18K PQPs.
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Old Jan 17, 20, 10:40 am
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Status challenge has been re-introduced following the qualifications revamp: https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly...os/tb9234.html

Can only status challenge from competition and non-*A.
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Old Jan 17, 20, 10:51 am
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UA generally does not do status challenges for existing elites (except at the invitational GS level)
MileagePlus Premier Status Match Challenge {New 2020 terms} is for non-*A elites
but offers
2020 UA MP elite status buy-up offers(for higher status than earned in 2019) however you need to be closer to the 2019 requirements than this situation

Another option is United (UA) Pass Plus Secure/ Flex -- Benefits, Value, Questions .... [Consolidated] where status is available at certain buyin levels

Last edited by WineCountryUA; Jan 17, 20 at 11:13 am Reason: GS exception
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