Becoming a millionaire today

 
Old Sep 23, 03, 7:27 am
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Becoming a millionaire today

This evening, I'll go over a million miles on UA metal. It took me seventeen years to log that many.

Thanks to many who post on this forum. Without FlyerTalk, I would have had no idea that there even was a Million Mile status on UA. Come to think of it, I didn't even know there was such a thing as 1K or international upgrades before becoming a regular to this forum three years ago. I feel like I owe a million thanks to many FlyerTalkers.

At least my kids owe PremEx for a long laugh last night when I told them that he has been known to congratulate new Million Milers as members of "The Flat Butt Club."

If anyone is on their way to FRA from ORD tonight, email me quick.

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Old Sep 23, 03, 8:11 am
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I'm so jealous.

I will make my million on my return Friday SYD-ORD.

Congratulations.
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Old Sep 23, 03, 9:00 am
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Congratulations to both of you! That's amazing . ..I hope that UA recognizes you on your respective flights!
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Old Sep 23, 03, 9:19 am
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Congratulations!
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Old Sep 23, 03, 10:01 am
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Consider it done!

Welcome To The Flat Butt Club!
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Old Sep 23, 03, 10:23 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by ldsant:
. ..I hope that UA recognizes you on your respective flights!</font>
Only if they tell the FA's themselves! I would be surprised if MP knew when anybody passes the 1MM mark, let alone the crew.


Reaching the 1MM mark was an anti-climax for me. And after 1K or UGS treatment, lifetime 1P is a downgrade. Now Hyatt has given me lifetime Diamond, which is their top tier. I wish United would do somethig similar.


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Old Sep 23, 03, 10:32 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">I would be surprised if MP knew when anybody passes the 1MM mark, let alone the crew.</font>
Correct. Unless you mention it to them, they probably won't know it's a milestone flight for you.

To read my own report of my somewhat anti-climatic "Million Mile Flight" back in 1999, see:

Drum Roll, Please!

You should get some goodies in the mail along with your new card and a letter, however.
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Old Sep 23, 03, 10:48 am
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Congrats!
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Old Sep 23, 03, 11:31 am
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Congrats! I may yet make it there myself.
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Old Sep 23, 03, 1:55 pm
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Is there a way to check my lifetime miles online?
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Old Sep 23, 03, 2:05 pm
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Old Sep 23, 03, 2:09 pm
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The MP service desk will tell you your lifetime balance if you ask in a phone call.

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Old Sep 23, 03, 2:59 pm
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Congrats to you both!

Now if I could only aggregate my old miles from Braniff, PSA, Allegheny, etc......
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Old Sep 23, 03, 3:02 pm
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I called, and they said "who? huh?"

Apparently my connection to PremEx or auh2o is not strong enough yet to pull some strings...

<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by OttoGraham:
The MP service desk will tell you your lifetime balance if you ask in a phone call.

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Old Sep 23, 03, 5:04 pm
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Well done mate! Now if only UA could get back into the black to reward you even more...
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