Onepass to Mileage Plus Miles Transfer

 
Old Oct 27, 09, 12:48 pm
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Onepass to Mileage Plus Miles Transfer

Is there a way to transfer Continental Onepass miles to Mileage Plus account?
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Old Oct 27, 09, 12:58 pm
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You can launder them through Amtrak and Choice Hotels. 10,000 CO miles will yield you 6000 UA miles.

http://www.webflyer.com/programs/mil...01&miles=10000
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Old Oct 27, 09, 1:01 pm
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Given that your Onepass miles may not be subject to Starnet blocking like MP miles, it might be a good idea to hold onto them, depending, of course, on how many you have and how you want to use them.
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Old Oct 27, 09, 1:03 pm
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Only have 10000 onepass. 6000 mp conversion might is better than letting them expire. thanks.
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Old Oct 27, 09, 1:14 pm
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Originally Posted by Chappan View Post
Only have 10000 onepass. 6000 mp conversion might is better than letting them expire. thanks.
CO miles do not expire.
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Old Oct 27, 09, 1:39 pm
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Originally Posted by unavaca View Post
You can launder them through Amtrak and Choice Hotels. 10,000 CO miles will yield you 6000 UA miles.

http://www.webflyer.com/programs/mil...01&miles=10000
That requires having status on Amtrak or having their CC and spending $200 on rail travel.

In other words, not very likely to actually work in the real world.
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Old Oct 27, 09, 2:51 pm
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WOW this would be a great welcome to STAR present
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Old Oct 27, 09, 3:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Chappan View Post
Is there a way to transfer Continental Onepass miles to Mileage Plus account?
Both partners have pointed towards NO on this subject. May have to get creative as mentioned above, but dont think that will serve what you are looking for.

FYI

https://www.continental.com/web/en-U...liancefaq.aspx

Will the frequent flyer programs be combined?"There are no plans to combine the programs at this time. Each will function with reciprocity under the Star Alliance umbrella."

Will customers be able to combine Continental Airlines and United Airlines frequent flyer accounts?"No. Customers will keep an account with one airline and use the reciprocity between programs to earn and redeem miles on other airlines."
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Old Oct 28, 09, 3:30 am
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That requires having status on Amtrak or having their CC and spending $200 on rail travel.

In other words, not very likely to actually work in the real world.
Before anyone gets into using Amtrak to transfer miles, I suggest they do a complete search on Amtrak's record of negative changes to their program with no advance warning.
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Old Oct 28, 09, 9:53 am
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Originally Posted by sbm12 View Post
That requires having status on Amtrak or having their CC and spending $200 on rail travel.

In other words, not very likely to actually work in the real world.
To clarify, it's easy enough (in theory) to transfer CO miles to AGR points at a rate of 1:1 in 5,000 mile increments. However, the issue comes with transferring AGR points to Choice Privileges points. Per the Choice Privileges website:

*Effective January 1, 2008, the option to redeem Amtrak Guest Rewards points for hotel points is available to 1.) Members with current Amtrak Guest Rewards Select or Select Plus status who may transfer up to 50,000 points per calendar year and 2.) Cardholders of the Amtrak Guest Rewards® MasterCard® issued by Chase Bank who may transfer up to 25,000 points per calendar year. Please allow 4-6 weeks for points to post to your account.
Choice and AGR caught onto our laundering ways. I did my CO->UA transfers in late 2007.
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