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Do You Think UA Should Create Another Elite Level?  
User currently offlinejgw787 From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 208 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3722 times:

Hey all,
With United now making Prem Exec with 75,000 higher than other Prem Exec, do you think they will just call it another elite level name like "Prem Exec 75"...? The difference between the sub-levels is enough to me to create another elite level. Want to know what all of you think.

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User currently offlinedl767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3554 times:

I assume they'll wait until the merger of the UA and CO programs, and hopefully come up with new names that are easier to understand.

User currently offlineCoairman From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2880 times:

I think CO's Platinum, Gold and Silver names for each level to be simpler to grasp than 1K, Premier Executive and Premier for PMUA's names. It is only my opinion and I know some folks will disagree with me.
I am hoping they keep CO's Level names when the new program is announced this year.



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User currently offlineSuperDash From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 574 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2793 times:

I looks like UA/CO has set up a 5 tier system at 25K, 50K, 75K and 100K and GS. What the names will be will remain to be seen. I could see Premier Exec Gold (Matches Star Gold) and Premier Exec Plat. My guess is 1K and Global Service will retain its names. I expect that announcement mid year or so.

User currently offlineikramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21472 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2741 times:

I expect to see it change to: Premier Silver 25,000 (PS), Premier Gold 50,000 (PG), Premier Platinum 75,000 (PP), 1K (100,000) and Global Services (GS) (Invitation/Contractual). This gets rid of the confusing UA low tier scheme names, incorporates the CO tiers at their current levels and names, and unifies the system. I don't think the Chairman's Circle will be demoted to GS, since it's so small anyway. Does anyone know if UA has a level above GS equivalent to the CS at Continental? And please, if you could tell me but you'd have to kill me, it's not that important to know...  

Expect to see the "OnePass" name go. What it means and why it's a good name for a FF program? Only the people who came up with it really know for sure.

"Mileage Plus" is a really effective name I that I think they will keep. It describes what it is. It's a mileage program plus benefits that vary depending on your flying habits with UA/CO.



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User currently offlinekgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4229 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2730 times:
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Quoting Coairman (Reply 3):
I think CO's Platinum, Gold and Silver names for each level to be simpler to grasp than 1K, Premier Executive and Premier for PMUA's names. It is only my opinion and I know some folks will disagree with me.
I am hoping they keep CO's Level names when the new program is announced this year.

When I was a NWA frequent flyer (that is before the 2005 strike) we were silver, gold, platinum at 25,000 - 50,000 - 75,000. There were no other grades, and my simple head could grasp it. Every year we got a nice package with discount coupons and monogrammed luggage tags which matched our membership cards. Nice.

Quoting SuperDash (Reply 4):
I looks like UA/CO has set up a 5 tier system at 25K, 50K, 75K and 100K and GS.

But for the UAX flyers and others who pay the fares but collect segments in lieu of *big* mileage, segment will *no longer* match mileage. For instance, in 2011 to stay at the 1-K level, I will need 120 segments (EQS) where in 2010, I needed only 100.


User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2703 times:

Seemed to work out well for DL. Apparently they do have a high enough base to justify the Diamond level. And hell, even them have a hard time some days to get their upgrades. What this is telling me is that F seat sales is doing a lot better than many would like to believe on here. Why? Because of DL's wait-list/upgrade program. Diamonds and Plat usually get their upgrade days before departure but more so than not I will see a Plat and sometimes a Diamond on the airport upgrade list (not as often as say gold or silver but it happens).

The whole revamping of the program was a welcome change. Not for the GMs and FOs prior to SkyPriority and the new tiers but the program was overly watered down..



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User currently offlinejgw787 From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 208 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2594 times:

Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 6):
When I was a NWA frequent flyer (that is before the 2005 strike) we were silver, gold, platinum at 25,000 - 50,000 - 75,000. There were no other grades, and my simple head could grasp it. Every year we got a nice package with discount coupons and monogrammed luggage tags which matched our membership cards. Nice.

Yah I remember being 5 years old and seeing a hundred NW elite bag tags on my grandparents bags. Hope ua will do this.


User currently offlineGlareskin From Netherlands, joined Jun 2005, 1303 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (3 years 6 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 6):
Seemed to work out well for DL. Apparently they do have a high enough base to justify the Diamond level.

Spot on! Being a very frequent traveller myself on both Sky Team and Star Alliance I stop flying Star when I reach 100K. GS is somehow not in it for me since I am European and don't fly United itself enough to get invited. With Delta however there is a reason to continue flying Sky Team because you can earn the Diamond status. I think United should follow this initiative or give GS status to pax with over 125K miles.

Quoting jgw787 (Reply 7):
Yah I remember being 5 years old and seeing a hundred NW elite bag tags on my grandparents bags. Hope ua will do this.

Yes, being a Star (United) fan first it is very confusing that I am travelling with Delta luggage tags. I would be proud to have United tags. Prefferably in the 'old' United design...  



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