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United Platinum here - got an offer to pay ~$6k for upgrade to 1K. Thoughts on if it’s worth it? Already belong to Club (United Infinite) and have CLEAR credit through Amex Platinum. Still have 40 plus points from hitting Platinum last year. Unlikely to travel for business until late 2Q at earliest but have 2-3 transcontinental flights planned for summer and 1 transatlantic for fall. Maybe another 1-2 shorter trips this year as well. I imagine I’d use my extra plus points on all these.

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Save the $6k for sure...use it to pay for upgrades, if needed.

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Also, spending that 6K for 1K status won't count toward 2023 status...spending it on tickets gets you PQP for the year/for 2023 status.

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Yea this

I wouldn’t. Interesting they do custom offers like that though!

Too much.

Unless you have planned international travel that can guarantee you an upgrade that you wouldn’t have gotten on platinum, and you were willing to pay out of pocket for that upgrade ($6k>), I wouldn’t.

$6k sounds nuts. The points guy regularly does articles about how much the status is worth (https://www.google.com/amp/s/thepointsguy.com/guide/what-is-united-elite-status-worth/amp/) and while I think most folks agree that all of his numbers are overstated, everything is laid out pretty well. Ultimately only you can say for sure, but you could probably use that $6k for better things.

I seriously thought this was a joke at first, $6k is unreal

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