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United MileagePlus Choices  
User currently offlineATLAaron From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1950 times:

Changes to the MileagePlus program. Step in the right direction for cardholders of FF cards, allows you to indirectly earn Elite Status for using your card without even having to fly.

Overall the changes seem like a good thing to me. Any thoughts?

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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26593 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1944 times:

Quoting ATLAaron (Thread starter):
Changes to the MileagePlus program. Step in the right direction for cardholders of FF cards, allows you to indirectly earn Elite Status for using your card without even having to fly.

Overall the changes seem like a good thing to me. Any thoughts?

The changes to the program suck. The number of miles required to go to Australia or fly in premium classes is an absolute joke as is the huge copayment.

As far as this Choices thing goes, I am a bit confused by it and calling United to find out what it is all about.

Also, if you want to talk about FF plans, www.flyertalk.com is a better choice.

[Edited 2006-05-01 19:15:39]


Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
User currently offlineATLAaron From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1023 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1929 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 1):
Also, if you want to talk about FF plans, www.flyertalk.com is a better choice.

Gee thanks for the advice. (sarcasm)


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26593 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1899 times:

Quoting ATLAaron (Reply 2):
Gee thanks for the advice. (sarcasm)

No problem. Try using {} the next time you want to use an emoction to try and insult me.  sarcastic 



Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
User currently onlineJoeljack From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 939 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1899 times:

I think choices is great, after a read for an HOUR to figure out the details. For the average joe that isn't going to take time to figure it out, i think it is too complicated.

User currently offlineTonyBurr From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1035 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1752 times:

Quoting ATLAaron (Thread starter):

How do you earn elite status by using the Mileage Plus Card? You mean the card where if you spend $35,000.00 you receive 10,000 elite miles? Or did I miss something else?
Thanks


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26593 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1751 times:

Quoting TonyBurr (Reply 5):
How do you earn elite status by using the Mileage Plus Card? You mean the card where if you spend $35,000.00 you receive 10,000 elite miles? Or did I miss something else?

You recieve 5000 for signing up, 5000 every 35,000 and 1 EQM for every $ spent on Star Alliance travel, up to 5000 per year.



Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
User currently offlineUA933 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1655 times:

Does anybody know if Visa or any other credit card offers United Mileage Plus in Germany? I don't want to switch to LH!


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26593 posts, RR: 75
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1602 times:

Quoting UA933 (Reply 7):
Does anybody know if Visa or any other credit card offers United Mileage Plus in Germany? I don't want to switch to LH!

Your US card will work in Germany, if you have one already. Also, it is not Visa or MasterCard that offers the card, but a bank (in UA's case, Chase) that licenses their name and uses their processing system.



Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2687 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1573 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 8):
Your US card will work in Germany, if you have one already. Also, it is not Visa or MasterCard that offers the card, but a bank (in UA's case, Chase) that licenses their name and uses their processing system.

Speaking of Chase, did they cancel the UA MileagePlus debit card when they merged with BankOne? I can't find information on it anywhere.


User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1517 times:

I thought UA was Juniper or some smaller bank?
-Mr. X



What now?
User currently offlineFbm3rd From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1430 times:

i am still confused.. so i used to earn miles when i used my card. will not now STOp earnign miles and ONLY earn choices??? if that is true, i now have to start earnign choices in order to travel all over again? thats sucks or am i misunderstanding?

User currently offlinePSA727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 974 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1425 times:

Quoting UA933 (Reply 7):
Does anybody know if Visa or any other credit card offers United Mileage Plus in Germany? I don't want to switch to LH!

In order to get the MileagePlus Visa from Chase, you have to be a U.S.
resident. However, UA might have a Visa (or Mastercard) affiliation
with a German Bank.

Back to the topic: is this part of the Chase Visa program, or the pre-paid
one where you automatically get elite status depending upon which
dollar increment you purchase? Or is this product something entirely new?



fly high, pay low...Germanwings!
User currently offlinePSA727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 974 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1417 times:

I just went to the MP website to find out about this.

It's basically a benefit of the Chase MP Visa Card.

As far as I can tell, you'll still earn FF miles for your purchases, plus
1 Choice point for each qualifying dollar.

And apparently new card members will receive 17,500 Choice points.
I'm glad I got this card when they were awarding 17,500 FF miles.

As for the Choice points to EQMs conversion: 50,000 Choice points
for 5,000 EQMs is nothing to get excited about. I can book a RT
IAD-SFO flight for about $300 and earn basically earn the same amount.

However, since it is an added feature of the program, I guess I shouldn't
be complaining about it too much.

If anyone is an AA Advantage member, they're having a great promotion
this month to celebrate its 25th Anniversary.
Each day will feature a new offer like bonus miles and reduced mileage
awards for all classes of travel. What they've offered so far looks nice.



fly high, pay low...Germanwings!
User currently offlineScutfarcus From United States of America, joined May 2000, 405 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1358 times:

Hmm... this is kind of interesting. I seem to have a bunch of "choices" points already. If I were to redeem them for something, does anyone know if this affects my "normal" balance? As far as I can tell, this is a nice little freebie for me!

User currently offlineScutfarcus From United States of America, joined May 2000, 405 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1347 times:

Ahh ... now that I read into it... it does reduce your "Standard" mileage balance. This is pretty useless. I wonder how much they spent on the software for this system? It's no wonder they're broke.

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