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United elite Gold/Platinum

United elite Gold/Platinum

  1. Anonymous

    For the first time in a long time I have Graduated from a Silver United to Gold. This year based on current travel booked through December 31st I will finish with about 74,500 flown miles and about $7,450.00 PQD.
    I have a couple of questions for you if I may
    1) Is it worthwhile doing a mileage/PQD run to gain Platinum status?
    2) I am out of vacation this year so would need to leave on a Saturday morning and return Sunday, any recommendations for places to fly for the night that would cover the PQM & PQD that I would need?
    My home airport is SFO.
    Thanks for your consideration to these questions.
    Best Regards
    Pete

  2. No Name

    Welcome Pete.

    You are still quite a way short of the PQD requirement, are you willing to spend 1550$ plus on this?
    [URL]https://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/mileageplus/premier/qualify.aspx[/URL]

    For finding flights you best bet would be Google flights.

    Any flight to the East coast from SFO in domestic F should cover this nicely, here is an example of a direct flight to Atlanta in the end of the month.
    [URL]https://www.google.com/flights/#search;f=SFO;t=ATL;d=2015-11-28;r=2015-11-29;sel=SFOATL0UA1142,ATLSFO0UA1900;sc=b;a=UA;s=0[/URL]

    I would suggest playing around a bit with Google flight and see what you can find.

    Just as suggestion, but if you can sleep on planes and is able to travel out on a Friday night consider taking a red eye instead of a Saturday morning flight. That way you would get a holiday out of it as well and not just a status run.

    There is also the PQD waiver for the United MileagePlus Card after spending 25K which might be possible with manufactured spending even if it’s a bit late in the year for it.

    Perhaps somebody that know more about manufactured spending like [USER=184]@MidSouth Skier[/USER] could advise you about this, manufactured spending is not my strong side of the hobby.

  3. MidSouthSkier

    Yes, you’d be cutting it close for $25K – or maybe you’ve already spent some on the card? I believe you’d need to both spend it and pay it off. Not impossible but quite a challenge. If you’re interested in this let me know – and you may want to read the [URL=’http://www.pointchaser.com/’]Point Chaser[/URL] blog as Ariana is in your area and knows which stores are MS-friendly there.

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