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What's An HK-49?

Fri Nov 15, 2002 6:23 am

I've heard this term thrown around a few times in conversations I've overheard with frequent flyers. And from the way they talk, it sounds like a perk. What is it?
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RE: What's An HK-49?

Fri Nov 15, 2002 6:28 am

It's an upgrade cert issued by United for its highest-level elite (1K) flyers. If you fly 10,000 miles per quarter as a 1K with United you'll get issued with two of these. They are valid for a one-way upgrade on any UA flight within mainland US, including connecting flights. The important point about these is that they are not time-verified - the upgrade can be confirmed at time of booking, in the same way as the Systemwide Upgrade (SWU) certs.

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RE: What's An HK-49?

Sat Nov 16, 2002 7:00 am


I didn't know it was strictly a United term. I thought all airlines use it.
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RE: What's An HK-49?

Sat Nov 16, 2002 7:32 am

anyone can get a 1K, they just happen to get them more than most  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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