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United Gold->Platinum Ripoff

February 10, 2014

This week, United sent me some dead tree mail “offering” a “limited-time opportunity to ensure Platinum status for 2014.” Seems that I only flew 68K miles on United, so I need 7000 more to make Platinum this year (what used to be 100K).

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Guess how much United wants to charge me for that? $1449.00

Wrong.

United, after 1.5M miles and ten years of 100K status, you have sealed your fate with this nonsense. I’m flying any other airline I can find this year. Too bad IAD is a United hub.

Jeff Smisek somehow managed to break the United loyalty program.