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Re: Re: Continental and United Merger
« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2012, 11:02:33 AM »
i would like to open a credit card to get miles on star alliance. i have about 25k in my united account.
should i open the united card or the continental onepass? is there a way to move the miles from one to the other for free?

Open both.  And yes they transfer back and forth free.

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Re: Continental and United Merger
« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2012, 11:15:02 AM »
Why not do a 3BM with Sapphire Preferred?  With 2 matches you'll have over 150,000 miles.

The CO card will be going away soonest, so do that one if you just want to try for one.  Miles transfer freely back and forth.
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Re: Continental and United Merger
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2012, 12:34:34 PM »
There are rumors that if a person has a CO OPP but no UA MP at the time they consolidate then the card will automatically be turned into a UA MP and make the cardholder ineligible for new bonuses.

Anyone have any more knowledge on this?

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Re: Continental and United Merger
« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2012, 01:57:10 PM »
There are rumors that if a person has a CO OPP but no UA MP at the time they consolidate then the card will automatically be turned into a UA MP and make the cardholder ineligible for new bonuses.

Anyone have any more knowledge on this?

Sounds more like a hypothesis than a known fact.

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Re: Continental and United Merger
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2012, 02:07:06 PM »
Especially considering that you can always make a new account.
But yes, I'm sure Chase will be swapping out the CO cards.  The question is what happens to folks who have CO and UA.
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Re: Continental and United Merger
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2012, 02:22:48 PM »
Especially considering that you can always make a new account.
But yes, I'm sure Chase will be swapping out the CO cards.  The question is what happens to folks who have CO and UA.
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Re: Continental and United Merger
« Reply #21 on: January 26, 2012, 02:41:05 PM »
Especially considering that you can always make a new account.

Or not linking the 2 accounts you have now perhaps?

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Re: Continental and United Merger
« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2012, 02:42:11 PM »
could i have 2 continental cards, or only one per a Pearson?
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Re: Continental and United Merger
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2012, 02:06:06 PM »
question: because my wife has "limited credit" chase would only give her one approval for the 3bm i did with UA and CO.  so she got the saphire and the bonus. I want to know apply her for another card and swap it out for the saphire. should i do first CO and than move onto UA after the bonus? any thoughts?

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Re: Continental and United Merger
« Reply #24 on: January 29, 2012, 12:36:40 AM »
yes,apply for the CO now before offer ends..which nobody know exactly when ...March time??
UA offer will be available for a while i'm assuming

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Re: Continental and United Merger
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2012, 10:46:41 AM »
The CO and UA mileage account merger leaves me with a complex question:

I have multiple Continental and United accounts under the same name and address. How exactly will the merge work? They can't "guess" which accounts should be linked, can they? If so, presumably, instead of linking the accounts, they will just convert the Continental accounts to United accounts, correct? If that happens, will I lose my chance of merging accounts, since now they are all United accounts?

This brings me to my next question:

I have a United account with 50k miles, and I now want to sign up for the CO credit card for another 50k. Now, since I already had the CO credit card a couple months ago, I need to create a new CO mileage account to get the bonus.

Since by the time I get my bonus, my CO account will be a United account, I may lose my chances of ever linking the two accounts, thus I will be stuck with 50k in each account instead of having 100k combined.

The only solution would be to link the two accounts BEFORE the merger happens. But if I do that, when Chase's system is ready to deposit the points, will it not say, "wait a second, this account already got the bonus"?
« Last Edit: February 23, 2012, 10:52:48 AM by zale »

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Re: Re: Continental and United Merger
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2012, 10:49:37 AM »
The CO and UA mileage account merger leaves me with a complex question:

I have multiple Continental and United accounts under the same name and address. How exactly will the merge work? They can't "guess" which accounts should be linked, can they? If so, presumably, instead of linking the accounts, they will just convert the Continental accounts to United accounts, correct? If that happens, will I lose my chance of merging accounts, since now they are all United accounts?

You should be able to merge two United accounts. It shouldn't be a problem.
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Re: Re: Continental and United Merger
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2012, 10:55:48 AM »
You should be able to merge two United accounts. It shouldn't be a problem.

No airline that I know of let's you merge two accounts (without fees). Are you certain of this?

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Re: Re: Re: Continental and United Merger
« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2012, 11:05:32 AM »
No airline that I know of let's you merge two accounts (without fees). Are you certain of this?

Two accounts in the same name and same address?
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Re: Re: Re: Continental and United Merger
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2012, 11:15:02 AM »
Two accounts in the same name and same address?

Wanna try it on Delta?