Well, friends, either United read my blog post, listened to my calls, or has an unwritten “gimee” policy its customer service reps don’t know about. Whatever it was, I logged into my Mileage Plus account and saw I have Premier Executive status for 2011. Thanks, United, I really appreciate it and look forward to flying with you throughout this crazy year.
Why do I care so much? United, like most airlines, is very status-ist. I notice they treat me significantly different than Stephen, Mr. 1K, whom they greet by name. One time a ticket agent even asked him why he had so many more miles than me, as if people of his mileage status should not be hanging out with us wee just-plain-members. That was before I hit Premier, and now that I’m Premier Executive, I’m looking forward to the royal treatment. I hope that means turning a blind eye if my luggage weighs more than 50 lbs, which may just be the case when I head back, at the rate I’m shopping.
Now if only I can convince Chase that Paypal counts as a direct deposit, I’ll be set.
(*In my previous post I promised to write nothing but good things about United if they gave me the status. Just keeping my promise.)