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United to Extend Validity of Global, Regional Premier Upgrades

This just in from “UA Insider” on Flyertalk… and it’s great news to avoid having to request an extension (click the text below for larger/complete view). Essentially, all Global and Regional Premier Upgrades (GPUs and RPUs) earned during one program year will be valid until the end of the following program year. So… for those…

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Easy Extension of United Airlines Regional, Global Premier Upgrades?

United has been allowing the extension of expiring Regional Premier Upgrades and Global Premier Upgrades (at your request) during the past several months. And I had one of each expiring tomorrow that were extended through December 31, 2012. My call to the MileagePlus Service Center took less than a minute and after providing my PIN,…

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How to Find United Airlines R-Upgrade Availability

While United Airlines did remove the online fare class availability display overnight, you can still search for “R-Upgrade” space, albeit via a bit lengthier process. It’s not ideal, but it is a way to do it yourself instead of having to call reservations. First, click on “Advanced Search” on the homepage. After filling in your…

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Being Schooled on United’s Complimentary Premier Upgrades

Keeping up-to-speed with how United’s reservation system processes Complimentary Premier Upgrades (CPUs) can be a daunting task. The vast majority of my flying on United Airlines this year came before the system conversion to SHARES on March 3. And all of my United flights since that date have been upgraded through other means – Regional…

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Upgraded, downgraded and well compensated yesterday flying United Airlines

I flew back to Los Angeles from the Chicago Seminars yesterday and encountered what ended up being a fun screw up on United Airlines’ part. The agent working the first flight began boarding as usual and I was about the sixth or seventh person scanned and made my way onto the jetway. The flight attendant…

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Continental and United complimentary elite domestic upgrades

I joined OnePass more than 20 years ago and still have my original card, which includes the Eastern Airlines reservations number and logo on the back. I also signed up for the Continental Airlines Chase checking account & have been accruing miles for my purchases, as well as earned 25,000 bonus miles. So, I suppose…

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United Airlines announces updates for the 2011/2012 Mileage Plus program

Today, United Airlines announced updates to the Mileage Plus program for 2011 and 2012.  Just about every blogger has already posted their thoughts, and here are mine: Update: EQM and EQS earned in both Mileage Plus and OnePass count toward 2012 status. This is non-news in my opinion, and has always been silently expected. They’re…

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