UA unveiled a new, unlimited upgrade program for elite members starting in Q2
Their Web site says:
"In the second quarter of 2010, we’ll automatically request an Unlimited Domestic Upgrade on behalf of all elite members and up to one companion when they travel within the Continental U.S., Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, Central America, and the Caribbean.
When Unlimited Domestic Upgrades are launched, we’ll be transitioning all of our elite members to the new upgrades, replacing 500-Mile Upgrade certificates. Elite members can still use their existing Regional Upgrades during their full 12-month validity period. However, new certificates will no longer be issued. If you’re not an elite member, don’t worry – you’ll still be able to use your existing certificates any time during their full 12-month validity period, just like you do today."
This seems like there will only be GS
and 1K with upgrades from now on -- those on the lower tiers will not get them.
Given they have been issuing a ton of double and triple EQM offers, there is bound to be a lot of unhappy UA