Re: FoRKer on WebFlyer... no, not me :-)

Rasheed Baqai (
Mon, 4 Oct 1999 22:40:09 -0700 (PDT)


Now, I *wish* someone from InsideFlyer would contact me about getting my
points. That miles "are on the way" just isn't true since no one from
there asked me for a FF number. I emailed them, but no reply so far.

About making Premier, many of you know that bonuses and other "soft"
miles (i.e. not flying) don't count toward elite status. So, I'm still
one more flight away from getting enough for status.

It has been a lucky month for me (September), I also did well and won a
phone ( ). Now, I just have to hope that my
miles win experience doesn't happen with the phone. And my other
question, do I have to use AT&T service or can I use PacBell or Sprint PCS
or AirTouch?


On Mon, 4 Oct 1999, Rohit Khare wrote:

> Yeah, Rasheed, but really -- paying a 25% premium for mere miles?
> C'mon, Real Men Just Fly, Dammit! :-)
> Actually, my year-to-date Premier flight mileage is... 13,000. Yep, a
> complete collapse.
> Congrats,
> Rohit
> ==============
> [ E Y E S P Y ]
> This month's miles go out to Rasheed Baqai for being the first one to alert
> us to this new opportunity for certain Mileage Plus members to top off their
> accounts for award purchases. The promotion is called "Personal Miles," and
> any United Visa or MasterCard holder can use their card to purchase up to
> 15,000 miles online between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31. The miles cost 2.5 cents
> per, plus excise tax and processing fee. Miles purchased should take two to
> three weeks to post. And as Rasheed points out, there seems to be no
> restriction on CollegePlus credit cardholders (who pay no annual fee). The
> miles are on the way, Rasheed!