32 Replies Latest reply: Feb 23, 2017 1:57 PM by usuallyinchina RSS

United Gold?

160peryear Platinum 2 Reviews
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Has Marriott discontinued the agreement with United whereby Platinum Premiers received gold status on United?   I just received a message that I will be lowered to silver as of January 31, 2017. 

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  • Re: United Gold?
    brightlybob Platinum 10 Reviews
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    Having just made PP, where the only hard benefit appears to be UA Gold it will be disappointing if this has now gone...

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  • Re: United Gold?
    theessentials Platinum
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    Can a Marriott Community manager, please provide us an update on this question?

    I just hit PP and this is one of the major benefits that I have been eagerly looking forward to!

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    t75jwk1 Platinum 1 Reviews
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    Actually I would like it to be something else - I have been PP for several years, but at the same time Global Service and Lifetime Gold on UA....so no benefit for me.

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      iahflyr Platinum 26 Reviews
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      t75jwk1 since you've already gotten to the top of MileagePlus and Marriott Rewards, have Regional Premier and Global Premier Upgrade certificates on UA, have just about complimentary upgrades on almost every flight you take what do you think might be a benefit for someone in your shoes? 

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      • Re: United Gold?
        t75jwk1 Platinum 1 Reviews
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        I do like the idea of confirmed upgrades - like most, if I'm traveling alone it is a nice surprise when I get a fantastic room (even if just sleeping there)...but when traveling with family it would be nice ahead of time.  Also, there was supposed to be an experience at the Chicago JW where I would be met coming through the door with my room keys ready to go so no standing in any line - it didn't happen, but that would be great as well.  Being on the road so much, I value my time most of all and every little bit helps.

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        • Re: United Gold?
          usuallyinchina Platinum
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          The Marriott SkyCity Hotel in Hong Kong always meets me at the door with my key and escorts me up to the room to sign the paperwork.  I suspect it is because you first make contact with Marriott in the airport arrivals hall and they send the private hotel car to transport you to the hotel.  It is a very nice perk after long flights

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    pingreeman Platinum 1 Reviews
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    Just curious - does a PP get Gold and a P get Silver?

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      nationwide Platinum
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      pingreeman, I believe AndrewT answered on a separate thread that there is no Gold United status going forward for PP.  It seems it's Silver only for all Platinums....  plat, lifetime, and PP.

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        ppino69 Platinum 1 Reviews
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        EEEK..I was hoping for Gold Status with United..just reached PP

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    labatarelle Platinum
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    I have been battling United, and they're not budging....telling me PP is only entitled to silver. Honestly, I don't think they know the difference between P and PP.  after numerous calls and transfers, I had a great MARRIOTT agent on Saturday who said she'd put in a work order for me to have Gold restored to me. 

     

    Will a Marriott rep please confirm if PP are to receive Gold or Silver status?

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    • Re: United Gold?
      carat Community Manager Marriott Associate Silver
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      Great question, labatarelle!  Last year, we ran a limited time promotion where Platinum Premier members would receive Gold status with United. However, that promotion has ended and we haven't received word if it will be running again this year.  Platinum and Platinum Premier members are able to register for Silver status with United via the following link:  https://mrrewardsplus.com/en_US/

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        labatarelle Platinum
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        Thank you for the info. I received GOLD as perk the year before as well. So the promo ran for more than one year?

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        brightlybob Platinum 10 Reviews
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        Sorry, you are wrong here carat. See my thread which I commenced in May 2015 Platinum Premier gets a real benefit... (my post is dated November that year but that's because I amended it to give a list of "tame Plat Premiers" on this site, but it can be seen to be commenced in May 2015 by jerryl's response, who replied first to it on 31st May 2015)

         

        I'm disappointed to see that UA Gold has now gone the way of BOGOs, free beer in US lounges and Cat 7 being the highest redemption category, especially as totally unexpectedly I've made PP - still no idea how, but for those many 200-night-a-year road-warriors it does seem a cruel cut to a status that's otherwise completely free of any benefits whatsoever.

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        • Re: United Gold?
          AndrewT Community Manager Marriott Associate Member
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          Hi all,

           

          As it turns out, the promotion is still ongoing with United, however, you will need to enroll again with the new year. Here is the quick link:  www.united.com/rewardsplus

           

          Sorry for the confusion!

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          • Re: United Gold?
            usuallyinchina Platinum
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            Andrew T, when go to that link, at the very bottom, it directs Platinum Elite members back to the Marriott site!

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            160peryear Platinum 2 Reviews
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            Wish this were true but, when you follow that link it leads to silver.

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            • Re: United Gold?
              carat Community Manager Marriott Associate Silver
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              Hi all!  AndrewT is correct, Platinum & Platinum Elite members are able to receive Silver status through United.  Unfortunately we are not currently running the promotion where Platinum Premier members are eligible for United Gold Status.  Our apologies!!

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                iahflyr Platinum 26 Reviews
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                YIKES.....way to take one for the team carat!

                 

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              • Re: United Gold?
                theessentials Platinum
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                Hi Carat,

                 

                Is there anything that can be done to reinstate the promotion for United Gold status for Platinum Premier members? We appreciate you providing the information but it'd be great to hear that the Community Managers are doing something about this request from their most loyal customers.

                 

                If this route does not prove fruitful, can we at least get an update on what the benefits are for Platinum Premier?? I can't understand why Marriott would go through the effort of creating this exclusive tier just to disappoint their most loyal customer tier.

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        ppino69 Platinum 1 Reviews
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        Please Please United Gold! Its an awesome benefit for PP

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        • Re: United Gold?
          labatarelle Platinum
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          Maybe if enough PP contact them, they change it back.

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        jjordan Platinum
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        So for 2017 what are the additional benefits of achieving PP over regular Platinum?

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        • Re: United Gold?
          labatarelle Platinum
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          SO far, nothing.

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    rinny54 Platinum 1 Reviews
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    How do you achieve PP?  I am lifetime platinum now. Thanks.

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    • Re: United Gold?
      theessentials Platinum
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      Hi Rinny54,

       

      It's a mysterious sauce. No clear requirements are published and the tier itself is an "exclusive" invite only level. People have speculated that it has to do with # of nights stayed and money spend with Marriott, but no one can really confirm.

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      • Re: United Gold?
        erc Platinum
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        theessentials

         

        This is such a concise, accurate answer to the mysterious, intentionally secret Platinum Premier status requirements, that I am impressed by your optimism asking cara above in hopes of having the Community Managers do something about changing the lost of the Gold United status.

         

        With regards to your question about a list of Plat Premier benefits, I'll defer to cara for the formal answer, but that also is an ever changing pool of ambiguity. Some years Plat Premiers got gifts (like key finders etc) but others didn't, some years they got Newspapers subscriptions (others didn't), even last year when you got United Gold, many weren't told about it

        Platinum Premier gets a real benefit...

        and had it not been for Insiders sharing, several would have missed out on that. Some Premiers say they get better upgrades than when they were Plats (others say they don't).

         

        With regards to why Marriott took away the one 'true' Premier benefit - I agree with you, it's a shame. My dark side says it has something to do with the number of Starwoods coming over - those folks are the 'fair haired' kids and if they found out that there was a higher level then them and they didn't get the benefit - whoo boy; but I'm just speculating in a way that an old fart skeptic (not cynic ) does. Good stuff thee, keep on keepin' on.

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        • Re: United Gold?
          usuallyinchina Platinum
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          Its like the line in the movie Animal House... double secret probation, shhh, nobody knows!

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      • Re: United Gold?
        rinny54 Platinum 1 Reviews
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        Thanks for the info theessentials. I could find nothing about this on this website. Would love to know how you get invited & why!

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          erc Platinum
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          Here you go rinny54, grab that bottle of wine your master chef sister gave you for Christmas and slog through this.

          Platinum Premier level, 2016-present - FlyerTalk Forums

          You'll see there appears to be a rolling average of three years performance as well as the dollar spend and nights.

          And now folks, don't forget, they have an Ambassador level with your own personal concierge.

          Best wishes to all aspirants - by time you get there, along comes Starwood.

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          • Re: United Gold?
            rinny54 Platinum 1 Reviews
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            Thanks, erc!  I might need 2 bottles of wine for this...or maybe a cosmo or 2!!!

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    jrmchicago Platinum
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    For me, the only benefit I've seen for being a PP is the upgrade to United Gold.  Otherwise there's no difference between the levels.  I'm disappointed we lost this benefit.  Maybe it's time to look around and see what else is available.  There must be someone who appreciates my 250+ nights a year in a hotel.

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  • Re: United Gold?
    pingreeman Platinum 1 Reviews
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    Funny - the ONLY discriminating perk between P/LTP and PP was the GOLD status.

     

    To MR's loss, I found a workaround (though it cost me $450 annual membership):

     

    My workaround was to get the United Club Card which grants me status nearly identical to Gold, access to United Club Lounges, and best ==> Hyatt Platinum status and Hertz Presidents Circle status.

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