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"
Quoting Dia77: "I'm a former 1K member. Still fly UA
every week, but only doing ORD
. 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
, 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