Silver status for free?

 
Old Jan 11, 11, 7:39 am
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Silver status for free?

For the second year in a row I received an email from US Airways congratulating me on reaching Silver Preferred status when I barely flew them last year. By barely i mean just two RT from BOS>PHL and back the whole year....anyone else get "free" status like this?
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Old Jan 11, 11, 7:47 am
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Interesting...did you have Silver status with them in previous years?
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Old Jan 11, 11, 7:51 am
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Do you have a CP that you travel with? My family often seems to get a bump up to higher status. It is irrelevant, actually, because they never travel without me -- but still very nice of US Air to do it. (I guess they get extra bonus miles, that's nice). One year my wife had like 20k miles and they made her Gold. My son just made silver and he was under 20k. I would have nominated him otherwise, so again no difference (except I save a nomination).

I also think routes/fares that you fly make a difference.

But I'm sure we're about to get a crush of posts... "just made Silver/Gold/Platinum even though I was XYZ miles short." This is pretty standard, not sure what the metrics are but they do it every year.
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Old Jan 11, 11, 7:52 am
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Did you fly any other * alliance partners that deposit into US Air?
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Old Jan 11, 11, 7:59 am
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nope, i travel by myself for business and no one in my family has status on any airline and i fly 95% of all flights on AA so no star alliance. Several years ago i was platinum on US, but with all the changes to the program and continued degradation in service i moved to AA for most of my travel.

Just seemed odd to me that they are just giving status away!
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Old Jan 11, 11, 8:01 am
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My daughter just received this as well. She was silver on US last year, but I moved all of her mileage credits to UA this past year, since we fly them more than US now, so she had 0 miles credited to US in 2010.
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Old Jan 11, 11, 8:11 am
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I got the e-mail also! I only had 1 trip on US last year and 1 on Continental. 6 segments for about 4,000 miles. I had silver for 2010 because of a trip to India on United/Lufthansa in 2009. I have been gold or silver since 2006, I didn't qualify for 2009 but they only dropped me from gold to silver. My bet is because of competition from Delta at PIT, I made silver on Delta with their double mile promo from PIT.
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Old Jan 11, 11, 8:14 am
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Phish,
Did you get that email today? Hubby got his welcome to CP email this morning, but I didn't get mine. I actually made Silver with a few miles to spare, but no welcome yet. Gold would be nice......
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Old Jan 11, 11, 8:16 am
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yes i got it this morning.......

Dear XXXXXXXXXXXX,
Dividend Miles member: XXXXXXX

You made it!
Congratulations! It's our pleasure to welcome you on board as a Silver Preferred member for the 2011 program year. We know you have choices when you fly, and we truly appreciate that you choose to fly with US so often. On behalf of over 33,000 employees worldwide, thank you for being a loyal customer. We'll be mailing your new Preferred membership kit soon. We hope you enjoy being Silver Preferred.

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Old Jan 11, 11, 8:28 am
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Damn I don't have any luck, I continue to be dirt to US.
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Old Jan 11, 11, 8:31 am
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I got it too....I was silver last year, and only flew a couple segments and an award ticket.
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Old Jan 11, 11, 8:33 am
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i guess that is one way to keep your elite numbers up when doing investor days etc....just give it away!
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Old Jan 11, 11, 8:34 am
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Originally Posted by mselizann View Post
I got it too....I was silver last year, and only flew a couple segments and an award ticket.
I just got it too, I flew about 13K last year as SP. I wonder if it is some "glich" that their system will catch? Hard to tell until after Feb. 2011 when last years would expire. I am "cautiously" optomistic at this point....
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Old Jan 11, 11, 8:36 am
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Originally Posted by cdepks View Post
I just got it too, I flew about 13K last year as SP. I wonder if it is some "glich" that their system will catch? Hard to tell until after Feb. 2011 when last years would expire. I am "cautiously" optomistic at this point....
This same scenario happened for me last year so i doubt it is a glitch, but you never know!
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Old Jan 11, 11, 8:39 am
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I have been Gold the last few years, but with travel down in 2010, I was only requalified for Silver. Imagine my surprise to find an email that US is making me Gold again!
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