Unless you’re truly part of the top 1% of the top 1% of fliers (not really a typo), you’ll never see achieve a status like Global Services with United. It’s an invitation-only level that I’ve never even seen, and I fly a lot. I was offered the service back in 2012 if I pre-bought $50,ooo worth of United travel. Alas, I declined.
Thanks to my friend David, we’ve got another peek inside this year’s Global Services kit, with a cool new addition in the luggage tag category. Here’s a quick spin through what’s in the box, including a reminder of the 787:
That last picture is a good reminder that I’ll have a giveaway shortly for some more beverage vouchers!
In case you’re not familiar with the benefits of Global Services, you can read my full summary on it from last year. A few highlights:
- Regional Premier Upgrades (RPUs) on award flights. Again, more flexibility to make sure you’re sitting up front on domestic flights.
- Global Premier Upgrades (GPUs) on award flights. This is a big plus, especially considering that Global Services members will have the ability to clear out of the PN bucket. That potentially means you can book a saver award ticket to Europe and upgrade to business class with a GPU at no cost (unless there are extra taxes/fees). That’s a huge plus given the normal revenue restrictions for using GPUs.
- Exclusive Global Services check-in areas at Chicago O’Hare (ORD), San Francisco (SFO) and Newark (EWR).
- If the Global Services member is traveling on a paid ticket, they can redeem miles for a saver award in the same cabin of service.
I really like the composite “787-like” luggage tags. Those are way cool. It’s neat to see inside the kit that some of the highest spenders get from a major airline. I doubt I’ll ever qualify for one, so this is the closest I’ll ever get!
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