If you’re roughly 9000 PQM short of United Gold Premier, is it worth it to go for it for next year? Not sure if I will have more company travel this year and not sure how I should consider the choice.

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For United, gold is a must for me solely because free same-day flight changes

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Good point. I’m in a hub city, so United is pretty much my go to.

Gold is worth gold on *A internationally. On UA it doesn’t get you a ton of benefits.

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Going from boarding group 2 to 1 is pretty significant in my book.

Where are you PQD - wise? Last year I ended the year about 11k PQM short of gold, but had more than doubled the PQD requirement. I called the MileagePlus service center and they bumped me to gold.

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Wasn’t really a tough sell - I switched roles at the firm and all of my travel had been in the last third of the year, and I spent a ton of money. I was able to show that and the $s spent in the last 4 months and they were comfortable with bumping me. Definitely a YMMV situation.

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