727EMflyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 547 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1727 times:
Well thanks to an influx of overseas business travel, I earned Mileage Plus Premier Status on United recently and was feeling pretty good about it until recently. A friend of mine who has been premier for a couple of years and who will be premier executive soon said being premier isn't really good for anything. So now I am wondering what percentage of the traveling public actually is enrolled in a frequent flyer program, and what percentage of those have made the junior elite levels like premier or silver? Further, how valuable do elite flyers see their perks as?
Avek00 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4458 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1719 times:
I'm a CO Silver Elite and find the perks EXTREMELY valuable - I get upgraded approximately 95% of the time, and the priority Elite Desk, check-in, boarding, and security screening lanes cut down on hassle bigtime.
PITA333 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 391 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1707 times:
I find the perks as a US Dividend Miles Silver member nice. I get priority security, boarding, check-in, as well as unlimited e-upgrades. I also get black out date exemptions. Over all, what more can you ask for in a silver elite?