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Does UA have a backdoor method to Elite Levels similar to an AA Challenge?

Does UA have a backdoor method to Elite Levels similar to an AA Challenge?

 
Old Mar 1, 2006, 3:30 pm
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Cool Does UA have a backdoor method to Elite Levels similar to an AA Challenge?

Does UA have a backdoor method to Elite Levels similar to an AA Challenge?
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Old Mar 1, 2006, 3:41 pm
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You are on the US forum. Perhaps a moderator would like to move this thread over to UA?
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Old Mar 1, 2006, 3:48 pm
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Yes, United has this thing called as Status match, or prepaid elite card!
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Old Mar 1, 2006, 4:42 pm
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UA Status Match is available as a 1-time deal. They offer a UA status that is 1 level lower than your current status in most cases.

Or, like kinglobjaw pointed out, you can "buy" elite status on United. Using this option, you pre-pay for travel and use your prepaid card to buy your tickets throughout the year.
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Old Mar 1, 2006, 5:17 pm
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Moving to the UA forum.
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Old Mar 1, 2006, 6:33 pm
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UA MP also does challenges. A friend is under one now. They may not be as routine as AA has them, though, and may be more customized.
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Old Mar 1, 2006, 6:36 pm
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There's always the "basic challenge" - if you fly 25,000 miles before the calendar year, you get Premier status!
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Old Mar 1, 2006, 7:13 pm
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Originally Posted by jcasner
UA Status Match is available as a 1-time deal. They offer a UA status that is 1 level lower than your current status in most cases.
I think it is usual to match 1:1, thus match. It is just they don't match 1K, except in special circumstances. So if you are top-tier somewhere else, you will get matched one below to mid-tier.
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Old Mar 1, 2006, 8:54 pm
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I recently matched back to UA again. From our correspondence, it was clear they would have matched me (AA EXP, CO Plat) to 1K if I had demonstrated consistent high fare history. I send cards, they rquested complete statements to evaluate me. Statements showed a mix of fares; only 1/4 high fares; so they gave me 1P. (And I have already flown 50K on UA this year, well on my way to 1K).
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