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Old Jan 17, 22, 9:41 am
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Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere, I havenít found it anywhere and Iím blanking about whatever has been done in the pastÖ is UA going to roll over any excess PQPs from 2021 into 2022? I hit 1K last year, and then someÖ do I just lose all those extra PQPs?
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Old Jan 17, 22, 10:16 am
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Originally Posted by Miked3016 View Post
United 1K member with a question.

I found the following fare being sold by LH BOS-MCT. It is not offered by UA.
LH7451 BOS IAD operated by UA
LH9051 IAD FRA operated by UA
LH9596 FRA MCT operated by WY

If the ticket is purchased through LH, on LH code share flight numbers but is operated by UA, how is mileage actual calculated as well as plus points. From what I saw on the UA site it will be based off the fare. Also the 1500 plus point limit doesn't apply (star alliance partners) since the first 2 flights are UA operated.
Is this correct? Or will it end up being calculated based off distance /5 since its LH flight numbers on a codeshare.

Thanks. Trying to maximize the mileage accrual.
A UA operated regardless of ticket stock or flight codesharing earnings based on the UA fare appraoch. It can be challenging to figure that number out in advance when purchased on non-UA ticket stock. And you can use PlusPoints on any UA operated flight

Originally Posted by Continited View Post
Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere, I havenít found it anywhere and Iím blanking about whatever has been done in the pastÖ is UA going to roll over any excess PQPs from 2021 into 2022? I hit 1K last year, and then someÖ do I just lose all those extra PQPs?
Nope, all reset back to zero on 1 Jan 2022
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Old Jan 17, 22, 2:12 pm
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
I am seeing offers even with waitlisted upgrades more often, either by scrolling over the seatmap or selecting the upgrade tab

More to the point upgrade offers, even without a waitlisted instrument, are not always available. why?? who knows.

Note some differences have been noted between the app and online. Worth checking both.
Thanks WineCountryUA. I don't get it either, but I will keep checking and see what happens. What is frustrating is the lack of any consistency. Maybe I will call up and see what the good folks say.
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Old Jan 18, 22, 6:44 pm
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Is it possible to use UA miles towards the cash value of a ticket, similar to DL Pay with Miles? Would like to use PlusPoints but of course canít use on a standard award ticket as non GS.

EDIT: Found answer. Yes, Money plus Miles.

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Old Jan 18, 22, 7:06 pm
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Originally Posted by ALGU View Post
Is it possible to use UA miles towards the cash value of a ticket, similar to DL Pay with Miles? Would like to use PlusPoints but of course canít use on a standard award ticket as non GS.

EDIT: Found answer. Yes, Money plus Miles.
Additionally if a Chase MP card holder, you can redempt statement credit / Choice points from your credit card miles at the rate of 1 cpm. Compare to the Money plus miles offer which is reported 1 cpm also.
With Choice Points you earn the full PQP and RDMs vs only the cash portion for Money plus Miles
And not limited to UA-only itin
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Old Jan 18, 22, 8:14 pm
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
Additionally if a Chase MP card holder, you can redempt statement credit / Choice points from your credit card miles at the rate of 1 cpm. Compare to the Money plus miles offer which is reported 1 cpm also.
With Choice Points you earn the full PQP and RDMs vs only the cash portion for Money plus Miles
And not limited to UA-only itin
this is so helpful! Thanks much!!!
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Old Jan 19, 22, 1:43 pm
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What is the ultimate United mileage credit card currently available in 2022 (business or personal) since the Presidential Plus card has been discontinued?
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Old Jan 19, 22, 1:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Yorker View Post
What is the ultimate United mileage credit card ....
You will have to define "ultimate."

The Card with most benefits and most expensive but open to new customers is Chase United Club Infinite Credit Card --- new offering

United Club SM Infinite Card - Chase Credit Cards

The major difference with the PresPlus was FlexPQPs but that is most gone from the PresPlus. The PresPlus is still the top PQP earning card..
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Old Jan 19, 22, 8:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Yorker View Post
What is the ultimate United mileage credit card currently available in 2022 (business or personal) since the Presidential Plus card has been discontinued?
Chase Sapphire Reserve. More valuable than any United branded card.
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Old Jan 23, 22, 2:51 pm
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What's the best use of MP nowadays? Trying to find J award tickets europe<->usa, is a bit of a challenge (155k each way per person).
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Old Jan 23, 22, 5:50 pm
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Originally Posted by randomdude View Post
What's the best use of MP nowadays? Trying to find J award tickets europe<->usa, is a bit of a challenge (155k each way per person).
Be flexible and start looking early. I recently booked J awards from US to Australia for 99K one-way.
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Old Jan 23, 22, 10:40 pm
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Check frequently. On Friday we booked Polaris SMF-SFO-CDG one way for 87.5K in April. The same fare had been at 155K for the last few months.
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Old Jan 24, 22, 7:36 am
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Originally Posted by randomdude View Post
What's the best use of MP nowadays? Trying to find J award tickets europe<->usa, is a bit of a challenge (155k each way per person).
Last minute J awards can also be a good deal. We had to change plans recently and booked ZRH-SFO-PHX same day departure for 75k.

It can otherwise be very challenging to redeem for anything close to 1 cpm. Though UA is releasing more IN now if you're Plat or higher.
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Old Jan 25, 22, 9:07 am
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Is it possible to book XN awards over the phone?
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Old Jan 25, 22, 10:01 am
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Originally Posted by flydfw View Post
Is it possible to book XN awards over the phone?
yes, if they are available
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