And United matched American’s offer! Through December 15 they’re offering double elite qualifying miles OR double elite qualifying segments. Registration is required. Previously booked travel seems to count and there is no class of service bonus elite qualifying bonus miles, like we saw with this promotion earlier in the year.
So I’m curious, how will this affect your travels? When one major competitor makes this change, they have an obvious advantage. When two major competitors make the change, are we just back where we started?
I’ll make this a poll question on the sidebar shortly, but in the meantime please leave your thoughts below.
Will you be flying:
a) the same as you would have without this promotion
b) more on the airline you usually fly
c) less on the airline you usually fly and more on another airline
d) something else
I probably fall into the (b) group. I’ve said for years that I’d love to get Executive Platinum, but it really is too much work for me (yeah, I’m lazy). It would require me to first fly a lot in coach and then learn the American system, which I’m not all that familiar with. For example, I’m not as good as “stretching out” mileage runs on American as I am with United. Add that to the fact that I have a couple thousand dollars of United bump vouchers, and I can rack up quite a few EQM’s without much spend. Maybe I should be going for 500K? 😉