TonyBurr From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1070 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 8502 times:
The "lifetime" UA Miles represent the number of Miles you have flown on United or Untied Express, only. If you fly on another Star Alliance ( BD, LH, SQ, etc) or through a credit card, they will count toward your redeemable miles and elite status, but not your "lifetime" miles. They are ONLY UA and UA exp flights.
PA006 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 8450 times:
Some airline (forgot which, maybe Delta) used to have a million miler status.
It is either another elite status or you get some one time perks once reaching one million lifetime miles... again can't remember clearly.
So there could still be some use for tracking this.
Daevosh From Spain, joined Feb 2001, 32 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 8418 times:
On Delta, you have that million miler thing. 1M you get lifetime Silver status plus a gift: 'an exclusive gift of elegant Hartmann luggage'. 2M Gold, and 4M you get Platinium. I am about 80% of the way to Silver, which is quite nice... now I can start using another airline, and not worry that much about reaching my status qualification every year. Silver benefits are good enough for me.