Benjamin
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Now 1K On UA!

Tue Jun 29, 2004 3:19 pm

OK, I just got off JFK-LAX in First and I am now 1K!! (Although it will take UA a day or so to recognize this.) What should I expect? What type of upgrades will I get for achieving 1K? Also, what is the 1K only website??? Anything else? UA fans, speak up!!
 
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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Tue Jun 29, 2004 3:34 pm

Congradulations! You must have flown a lot. Where do you normally fly to???  Smile
 
Benjamin
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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Tue Jun 29, 2004 3:53 pm

Lot's of flight accross the United States from NY and back.
 
rsmith6621a
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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Tue Jun 29, 2004 4:18 pm



Remember one thing about becoming a 1K please..........99% of them have pleasant attitudes and are not arrogant like many of those who are 1P and 2Ps....just because you are a 1K doesnt mean you own UAL


Other than that Congrats.....thats a lot of flying....as a employee I have traveled 85K since last Oct.
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dia77
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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Tue Jun 29, 2004 4:23 pm

I'm a former 1K member. Still fly UA every week, but only doing ORD-DEN. When I was 1K I got 6 systemwide upgrades. Back then UA had 1K centers. I don't think any of them are open anymore. In comparison to the benefits that other airlines give platinum members, UA doesn't give much. You will still just get your 100% mileage bonus, like you did as a premier exec. I hope UA increases the rewards that it gives 1K members, but for now at least you can brag about flying 100,000 miles.
 
Benjamin
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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Tue Jun 29, 2004 4:27 pm

Dia77,

Thank you for the feedback.
 
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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Wed Jun 30, 2004 1:13 am

would someone care to explain what 1k means?
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sfointern
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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Wed Jun 30, 2004 1:27 am

1K = 100,000 miles flown on United (or Star Alliance) Airlines

You get all sorts of perks, like a private reservation number (so you don't have to wait), getting to board first, being first on the list for upgrades, etc.
 
daumueller
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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Wed Jun 30, 2004 1:47 am

well, on the other hand, 100.000 miles is not _that_ much...

on LH, you need 150.000 miles (and you get just 25% bonus) to become a senator (eqv. to 1K) - and you don't get any upgrades for free at that time. just a 160.000 miles credit line.

 
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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Wed Jun 30, 2004 3:59 am

well, on the other hand, 100.000 miles is not _that_ much...


Considering that the bulk of UA's routes are domestic, and that Benjamin made 1K in June, 100,000 miles is that much.

Congrats on the achievement! I would ask why you didn't choose AA, as their EXP status wallops the 1K designation, but I don't want to rain on your parade  Big grin.

All sorts of official UA 1K info from the company, including the 1K only website, can be found here.
http://www.united.com/page/middlepage/0,6823,1168,00.html


The 1K Flyers message board can be found here, and is a fountain of good unofficial information from other UA 1Ks:
http://1kflyers.proboards12.com/index.cgi


Regards,

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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Wed Jun 30, 2004 4:06 am

Congrats on the milestone  Big grin

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Benjamin
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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Wed Jun 30, 2004 5:25 am

I would ask why you didn't choose AA, as their EXP status wallops the 1K designation, but I don't want to rain on your parade

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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Wed Jun 30, 2004 5:30 am

I do about 330K on BA/AA alone--in biz and first(domestic).
1K is great, but I believe that NWA man is right--AA has a lot more perks.

Congrats.
 
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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Wed Jun 30, 2004 1:10 pm

Too bad I couldn't add in all the miles I flew under an employee pass for the first 23 years, and beyond! At least 200k miles...
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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Wed Jun 30, 2004 3:22 pm

Considering that the bulk of UA's routes are domestic, and that Benjamin made 1K in June, 100,000 miles is that much.

But if I got that right, there is a 100% bonus on UA and there's a minimum mileage on all flights on 1000 miles - correct if I'm wrong but this means, that 25 round trips in coach /13 in C / 9 in F are enough to gain 1K status. right?
 
Benjamin
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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Wed Jun 30, 2004 3:45 pm

But if I got that right, there is a 100% bonus on UA and there's a minimum mileage on all flights on 1000 miles - correct if I'm wrong but this means, that 25 round trips in coach /13 in C / 9 in F are enough to gain 1K status. right?

When you PAY FOR Biz or F class, you get a 50% bonus in miles, which counts towards Premier Status.
 
TonyBurr
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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Wed Jun 30, 2004 8:30 pm

One of the advantages of being 1K is that you will get that upgrade more often. They will not just upgrade you, you have to use your FF miles or certificates, but you will get that seat. You will receive 6 System wide upgrades for international travel and several Nationwide confirmed upgrades. You will not get any free upragdes.The certificate upgrades use to be on any published fare, but not anymore. You will get to board early. You can use the special 1K check in counters which is nice. The 1 K phone number is very good for not waiting in a long queue. UA took away a lot of benefits from 1 K several years ago.Others added, UA removed benefits.

If you all ready have other reservations with you FF number in it make sure you have them take it out of the res and reenter it because it does not automatically update already set reservations. It will not show your 1K status.
 
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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Wed Jun 30, 2004 9:58 pm

I presume that is 100,000 miles EVERY year that you need to travel to get 1K?

I received my Diamond MPO on CX a few years back. I travelled 120,000miles per year on CX and Oneworld to get this. I always JUST make it and I fly International most of the time.
 
Benjamin
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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Thu Jul 01, 2004 12:28 am

You will not get any free upragdes.

Actually, UA has a program now where they do comp upgrades (no certs required) for Y and B fares for Prem Exec and 1K.

 
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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Thu Jul 01, 2004 5:12 am

1k Benefits almost the same as Premier Exec. Ive been Star Gold for 5 years now, but Star Gold with United and BMI as I never saw the point in putting all my miles in 1 airline going 1K and never getting any extra for it.

BMI gives 25% extra with all star alliance airlines, UA only gives 100% on UA flights and nothing extra on any other star airline so as I fly regular US and R.O.W. with other Star it makes sense.

I do have to admit 1K from cross US flights only is going it somewhat ?

Sorry to rain on the parade I made Star Gold for UA and BMI by April this year after Flights to NY (3 times), LAX, SFO, DXB, IAD, SIN, SYD and HKG all roundtrips from LHR, i'm currently working on my KLM Status.
So far in 2008 45 flights and Gold already. JFK, IAD, LGA, SIN, HKG, NRT, AKL, PPT, LAX still to book ! Home Airport LCY
 
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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Thu Jul 01, 2004 5:42 am

Benjamin: thanks for all your business over the years!

See you on another United flight soon!

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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Thu Jul 01, 2004 10:16 am

I've got two things to say about this blatant self-gloss...



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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Thu Jul 01, 2004 1:29 pm

Why does UA have 1K being for flying 100,000 miles? 1K is 1,000 miles, not 100,000. They should call it 100K. LOL.
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matt777
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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 2:38 am

Isn't 1K it 1,000,000 miles? (1,000 thousand)?
 
Benjamin
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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 5:14 am

It is referred to as 1K, but it is actually called Premier Executive 100K, meaning 100,000 miles.
 
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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 10:56 am

Like many things in America, nothing makes sense.
 
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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 11:27 am

For someone who flies UA so much why are you on CO?

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1633719/
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Benjamin
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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 11:08 pm

Like many things in America, nothing makes sense.

Program is called 100K; people shorten it to 1K for discussion. How does that not make sense?
 
Benjamin
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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 11:13 pm

For someone who flies UA so much why are you on CO?

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1633719/


I answered your post in the other thread. I thought you were being funny, but since you posted it in both threads, you must REALLY wonder.

Why would my flying UA a lot preclude me from flying CO? Has is possibly occurred to you that I may fly two airlines? Is that concept too difficult for you to comprehend?

CO is my second airline of choice. I am Gold on CO, and I use them frequently since I live in NY and their EWR hub is convenient. Does that make sense to you?
 
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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 11:17 pm

The thing that makes sense to me is that you have the need to brag about what level you may or may not be with any given airline.
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Benjamin
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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Fri Jul 02, 2004 11:24 pm

The thing that makes sense to me is that you have the need to brag about what level you may or may not be with any given airline.

Being Gold on CO is nothing to brag about. Actually being any level of Elite flying on an airline is nothing to brag about. I started this thread to ask about what benefits I would receive. To those that answered, thank you. If I upset anyone by stating I was 1K, I apologize, but I hardly think it's offensive.

I said I was Gold on CO to indicate that I fly them a lot since you asked about it. I'm not sure why you're harassing me.
 
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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Sat Jul 03, 2004 1:44 am

Daumueller asked "But if I got that right, there is a 100% bonus on UA and there's a minimum mileage on all flights on 1000 miles - correct if I'm wrong but this means, that 25 round trips in coach /13 in C / 9 in F are enough to gain 1K status. right?"

The 100% bonus is applied only to "usable miles" and not to "elite qualifying miles (EQMs)" However, as Benjamin pointed out, by flying a PAID First or Business ticket you do earn bonus EQMs and EQSs (elite qualifying segments). Minimum mileage accrued is 500 miles/segment. In order to gain 1K status, one needs to earn either 100k EQMs or 100 EQS in a calendar year.

Quoting Rsmith6621a: "Remember one thing about becoming a 1K please..........99% of them have pleasant attitudes and are not arrogant like many of those who are 1P and 2Ps....Just because you are a 1K doesnt mean you own UAL"

Here here!


Quoting Dia77: "I'm a former 1K member. Still fly UA every week, but only doing ORD-DEN. When I was 1K I got 6 systemwide upgrades. Back then UA had 1K centers. I don't think any of them are open anymore. In comparison to the benefits that other airlines give platinum members, UA doesn't give much. You will still just get your 100% mileage bonus, like you did as a premier exec. I hope UA increases the rewards that it gives 1K members, but for now at least you can brag about flying 100,000 miles."

If you're flying every week, even ORD-DEN, you should still be able to hit 1K on segments (ouch). The 1K rooms are long gone, sadly. It's still 6 SWUs annually, but this year (awarded in 2005) for 125K (I don't recall if it's BIS or EQM) there are supposedly going to be 8 SWUs (there's also supposedly a bonus for 150k but I'm not sure on that). Don't forget the CR1s (fka HK49s) every quarter you fly 10k (BIS), oh yeah...and the 10 drink certs each year  Big grin

 
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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Sat Jul 03, 2004 1:47 am

For those Euro A.nutters surprised it's "only" 100k miles, the US carriers are much more generous than the Euro ones when it comes to miles after 9/11. Those customers bring in a lot of revenue.

When my flight to CDG was delayed departing for 3½ hours, AA gave me 8000 miles, unprompted!
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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Sat Jul 03, 2004 7:34 am

IT WILL TAKE UA A FEW DAYS TO RECOGNIZE THIS?

UA has nothing to do with it. It is mileage plus who within seconds can turn on the indicator to show you a 1K.

By the way congrats!!! And Thank You.


 
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RE: Now 1K On UA!

Sat Jul 03, 2004 12:13 pm

Agree with Ual77contrail.....also by calling the 1K/1P/2P (as appropriate) Desk, they can verify same or next day. It is Reservations that it takes a few days to catch up to them

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