United Airlines is giving away status including bumping Platinums to 1K
United Airlines ran a targeted program to provide status bumps for some frequent flyers
Here is what united did :
- Some GM receiving a free E+ subscription, some given Silver
- Some Silvers were bumped to Premier Gold status
- Some Golds were bumped to Premier Platinum status (no RPUs)
- Some Plats were bumped to Premier 1K status (no RPUs, no GPUs)
Many 1K flyers are quite upset about this "free" bump for platinums to 1K and deservedly so, 1K's now have to compete with these new members for everything except RPU's and GPU's, which are nearly impossible to use anyway.
Status bumps appear to generally be 1 level but there have been some reportedly 2 levels bumps (too small in number to have a high confidence level).
These status bumps are effective until end of January 2017.
The status bumps are only effective on UA/UX flights and does not include a bump in *A status. No MP card with bumped status will be provided (limiting ability to use for *A lounge access per UA e-mail). NOTE: there are a few reports of peoples digital cards reflecting the gifted bump in status. 2nd NOTE: There are also reports that the bumpees are getting the *A status associated with their bump in status.