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UA Premier... What To Expect?  
User currently offlineSJC>SFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2285 times:

To anyone who might know... I might be going up to Seattle (on shuttle) at the beginning of April. this would be the first time I'd be utilizing my Premier status, so I'd like to find out exactly what this is getting me. Since this is shuttle I understand the "rewards" could be different from a standard domestic flight. I might also be going out to JFK or ORD in the next couple months. Any benefits that I should be hoping for there? Or do you really have to be a super frequent flyer to get the advantages of being a premier member? Thanks for the info ahead of time

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User currently offlineWishihadalife From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2243 times:

Expect nothing.

That way, you will never be disappointed.

User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2232 times:

Being a Premier, 1K, etc. won't do you any good on Shuttle. Expect service comprable to Greyhound.

F L Y 7 7 7 U A L

User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 2 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2203 times:

United has so many premier members that you really need to be Executive Premier or 100K to have it make a difference. Premiers are at the bottom of the list for upgrades and seats in the Economy Plus section. Getting on the plane earlier than the masses is about all you can expect.

User currently offlineAmpropilot2b From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 2 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2195 times:

I wonder what the Airlines will do to lure business travelers now that the economy is slowing, and business travel is decreasing. I don't see that they will add much more to the frequent flyer programs...and they can't add much more to First and business class....maybe they will have to increase service in coach...haha

As a Premier, I honestly think you are treated better any time you have to come in contact with CSRs. Something just makes you more legitamite in there eyes...maybe I am just percieving this. I first achieved premier when I was sixteen....and they ALWAYS asked to see my membership card when I would check in at the premier desk, or when I had a special request. As soon as I would show it, they became very cooperative, even outgoing...wow.....gotta love it.

I have never flown shuttle, but on regular United flights....I have been upgraded to first several times without even asking. But the others are probably right, you usually just get to board three minutes before the others.

User currently offlineSJC>SFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2168 times:

Yeah I kind of expect it will be nothing considering the requirements for Premier this year are quite low. I am expecting nothing special but hoping for some nice treatment. hehe

User currently offlineEarly Air From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 611 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2153 times:

You get to sit in economy plus. Economy Plus is great, I am a premir member. I am 6 feet tall and I got the bulkhear of economy plus in an a320 on my last flight, my legs could not reach the wall. I had 4 whole windows to myself. Usually in coach you have 1.5 windows. You can also upgrade to the next class of service for 5,000 miles instead of 10,000 miles.

Early Air

User currently offlineSJC>SFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (15 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2152 times:

Hmm i don't think Cattle Cars.... I mean United Shuttle has Econ plus... though I've been in it on a trans con and it really is much more comfortable. Can you upgrade using the 5k each way reward on discounted fares too? I know that the 10k is the usual, but can premiers use the 5k on any US route or fare (excluding special sales) if you don't know, its fine. Thanks for the help

User currently offlineEIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1550 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (15 years 2 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2138 times:

Early Air is incorrect. If SJC>SFO is flying on Shuttle, there will be no Economy Plus seating.

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