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Now 1K On UA!  
User currently offlineBenjamin From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 444 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3688 times:

OK, I just got off JFK-LAX in First and I am now 1K!! (Although it will take UA a day or so to recognize this.) What should I expect? What type of upgrades will I get for achieving 1K? Also, what is the 1K only website??? Anything else? UA fans, speak up!!

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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3646 times:

Congradulations! You must have flown a lot. Where do you normally fly to???  Smile

User currently offlineBenjamin From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3630 times:

Lot's of flight accross the United States from NY and back.

User currently offlineRsmith6621a From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 194 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3608 times:



Remember one thing about becoming a 1K please..........99% of them have pleasant attitudes and are not arrogant like many of those who are 1P and 2Ps....just because you are a 1K doesnt mean you own UAL


Other than that Congrats.....thats a lot of flying....as a employee I have traveled 85K since last Oct.



Did You Ever Think Freedom Could Be this Bad
User currently offlineDia77 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 705 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3598 times:

I'm a former 1K member. Still fly UA every week, but only doing ORD-DEN. When I was 1K I got 6 systemwide upgrades. Back then UA had 1K centers. I don't think any of them are open anymore. In comparison to the benefits that other airlines give platinum members, UA doesn't give much. You will still just get your 100% mileage bonus, like you did as a premier exec. I hope UA increases the rewards that it gives 1K members, but for now at least you can brag about flying 100,000 miles.

User currently offlineBenjamin From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3586 times:

Dia77,

Thank you for the feedback.


User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4506 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3413 times:

would someone care to explain what 1k means?


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User currently offlineSFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3383 times:

1K = 100,000 miles flown on United (or Star Alliance) Airlines

You get all sorts of perks, like a private reservation number (so you don't have to wait), getting to board first, being first on the list for upgrades, etc.


User currently offlineDaumueller From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 690 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3341 times:

well, on the other hand, 100.000 miles is not _that_ much...

on LH, you need 150.000 miles (and you get just 25% bonus) to become a senator (eqv. to 1K) - and you don't get any upgrades for free at that time. just a 160.000 miles credit line.



User currently offlineNWA Man From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1828 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3244 times:

well, on the other hand, 100.000 miles is not _that_ much...


Considering that the bulk of UA's routes are domestic, and that Benjamin made 1K in June, 100,000 miles is that much.

Congrats on the achievement! I would ask why you didn't choose AA, as their EXP status wallops the 1K designation, but I don't want to rain on your parade  Big grin.

All sorts of official UA 1K info from the company, including the 1K only website, can be found here.
http://www.united.com/page/middlepage/0,6823,1168,00.html


The 1K Flyers message board can be found here, and is a fountain of good unofficial information from other UA 1Ks:
http://1kflyers.proboards12.com/index.cgi


Regards,

N-Dub



Create your own luck.
User currently offlineWidgetBoi From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1432 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3231 times:

Congrats on the milestone  Big grin

jeremy


User currently offlineBenjamin From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3178 times:

I would ask why you didn't choose AA, as their EXP status wallops the 1K designation, but I don't want to rain on your parade

My company chooses.


User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3165 times:

I do about 330K on BA/AA alone--in biz and first(domestic).
1K is great, but I believe that NWA man is right--AA has a lot more perks.

Congrats.


User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3033 times:

Too bad I couldn't add in all the miles I flew under an employee pass for the first 23 years, and beyond! At least 200k miles...

User currently offlineDaumueller From Germany, joined Nov 2003, 690 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2990 times:

Considering that the bulk of UA's routes are domestic, and that Benjamin made 1K in June, 100,000 miles is that much.

But if I got that right, there is a 100% bonus on UA and there's a minimum mileage on all flights on 1000 miles - correct if I'm wrong but this means, that 25 round trips in coach /13 in C / 9 in F are enough to gain 1K status. right?


User currently offlineBenjamin From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2976 times:

But if I got that right, there is a 100% bonus on UA and there's a minimum mileage on all flights on 1000 miles - correct if I'm wrong but this means, that 25 round trips in coach /13 in C / 9 in F are enough to gain 1K status. right?

When you PAY FOR Biz or F class, you get a 50% bonus in miles, which counts towards Premier Status.


User currently offlineTonyBurr From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1023 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2929 times:

One of the advantages of being 1K is that you will get that upgrade more often. They will not just upgrade you, you have to use your FF miles or certificates, but you will get that seat. You will receive 6 System wide upgrades for international travel and several Nationwide confirmed upgrades. You will not get any free upragdes.The certificate upgrades use to be on any published fare, but not anymore. You will get to board early. You can use the special 1K check in counters which is nice. The 1 K phone number is very good for not waiting in a long queue. UA took away a lot of benefits from 1 K several years ago.Others added, UA removed benefits.

If you all ready have other reservations with you FF number in it make sure you have them take it out of the res and reenter it because it does not automatically update already set reservations. It will not show your 1K status.


User currently offlineCx123 From Australia, joined May 2004, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2886 times:

I presume that is 100,000 miles EVERY year that you need to travel to get 1K?

I received my Diamond MPO on CX a few years back. I travelled 120,000miles per year on CX and Oneworld to get this. I always JUST make it and I fly International most of the time.


User currently offlineBenjamin From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2822 times:

You will not get any free upragdes.

Actually, UA has a program now where they do comp upgrades (no certs required) for Y and B fares for Prem Exec and 1K.



User currently offlineStarGoldLHR From Heard and McDonald Islands, joined Feb 2004, 1529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (10 years 1 month 22 hours ago) and read 2738 times:

1k Benefits almost the same as Premier Exec. Ive been Star Gold for 5 years now, but Star Gold with United and BMI as I never saw the point in putting all my miles in 1 airline going 1K and never getting any extra for it.

BMI gives 25% extra with all star alliance airlines, UA only gives 100% on UA flights and nothing extra on any other star airline so as I fly regular US and R.O.W. with other Star it makes sense.

I do have to admit 1K from cross US flights only is going it somewhat ?

Sorry to rain on the parade I made Star Gold for UA and BMI by April this year after Flights to NY (3 times), LAX, SFO, DXB, IAD, SIN, SYD and HKG all roundtrips from LHR, i'm currently working on my KLM Status.



So far in 2008 45 flights and Gold already. JFK, IAD, LGA, SIN, HKG, NRT, AKL, PPT, LAX still to book ! Home Airport LCY
User currently offlineFA4UA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 812 posts, RR: 20
Reply 20, posted (10 years 1 month 22 hours ago) and read 2713 times:

Benjamin: thanks for all your business over the years!

See you on another United flight soon!

FA4UA



The debate continues... Starwood or Hyatt... which is better
User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5364 posts, RR: 53
Reply 21, posted (10 years 1 month 17 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

I've got two things to say about this blatant self-gloss...






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User currently offlineAviationwiz From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 962 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (10 years 1 month 14 hours ago) and read 2575 times:

Why does UA have 1K being for flying 100,000 miles? 1K is 1,000 miles, not 100,000. They should call it 100K. LOL.


Proudly from the Home of the Red Tail.
User currently offlineMatt777 From Cayman Islands, joined Oct 2001, 503 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (10 years 1 month 1 hour ago) and read 2499 times:

Isn't 1K it 1,000,000 miles? (1,000 thousand)?

User currently offlineBenjamin From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2449 times:

It is referred to as 1K, but it is actually called Premier Executive 100K, meaning 100,000 miles.

25 Cx123 : Like many things in America, nothing makes sense.
26 Post contains links Luv2fly : For someone who flies UA so much why are you on CO? http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1633719/
27 Benjamin : Like many things in America, nothing makes sense. Program is called 100K; people shorten it to 1K for discussion. How does that not make sense?
28 Benjamin : For someone who flies UA so much why are you on CO? http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1633719/ I answered your post in t
29 Luv2fly : The thing that makes sense to me is that you have the need to brag about what level you may or may not be with any given airline.
30 Benjamin : The thing that makes sense to me is that you have the need to brag about what level you may or may not be with any given airline. Being Gold on CO is
31 Post contains images Ordinduaflyer : Daumueller asked "But if I got that right, there is a 100% bonus on UA and there's a minimum mileage on all flights on 1000 miles - correct if I'm wro
32 Starlionblue : For those Euro A.nutters surprised it's "only" 100k miles, the US carriers are much more generous than the Euro ones when it comes to miles after 9/11
33 Ual777contrail : IT WILL TAKE UA A FEW DAYS TO RECOGNIZE THIS? UA has nothing to do with it. It is mileage plus who within seconds can turn on the indicator to show yo
34 ORDINDUAFLYER : Agree with Ual77contrail.....also by calling the 1K/1P/2P (as appropriate) Desk, they can verify same or next day. It is Reservations that it takes a
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