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  1. Hutch
    Hutch at |

    I have a BOS BRU that would be much better with a gpu.

  2. Lindsay
    Lindsay at |

    Congratulations on Million Mile Status! I have several upcoming flights on which I could use the upgrade: ORD to PDX on Dec 16 and PDX to IAH on Dec 26. Upgrade space is available on both flights!

  3. Lina
    Lina at |


    Plenty of upcoming flights (was-hnl; was-cun) with R space available that I’d be grateful to use the GPU.

  4. mogon
    mogon at |

    I have three three-segment flights in the first half of January. All currently have R space available πŸ™‚

  5. Ken G.
    Ken G. at |

    Υ‡ΥΆΥΈΦ€Υ°Υ‘ΥΎΥΈΦ€ΥΈΦ‚Υ΄ Υ₯Υ΄ (yeah, I googled it)
    Congrats on the miles. I’m planning a European adventure as a holiday gift to the wife. A GPU would be the icing on that cake!

  6. Krystyna Frolich
    Krystyna Frolich at |

    A GPU from EWR to MXP in March on my United flight would make my mom and I very happy travellers πŸ™‚

  7. jrap
    jrap at |

    please help me upgrade my trip to DXB!! pleaseeeee

  8. Ilija
    Ilija at |

    Congrats! GPU will help me/us (3) on our BUF to SYD flight.thx

  9. Aaron B.
    Aaron B. at |

    My city pair carrier changed. I have no MilegePlus elite status on upcoming SAN-IAH-ORF flight. Can’t even move to Economy Premium day of without an up charge. Take pity on me. I fly 12/6 & return 12/8. Congrats on MM, I have 300k on Delta but only 30k on United.

  10. flyer708
    flyer708 at |

    I have a flight from NRT – ORD coming up. Would love to sit near the front! Thanks and safe travels.

  11. Kush Patel
    Kush Patel at |

    Flying ORD to LON on December 21, and would love a GPU!

  12. Joey
    Joey at |

    Congratulations!!! It’ll probably take me at least 10 years to ever become a MMer. I have a HNL-IAH flight on United on next week so getting that GPU would be quite handy! Thank you for your generosity!

  13. Point Princess
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  14. Matt
    Matt at |

    Please help me upgrade my EWR-NRT flight, Seth! BTW, enjoyed your HuffPost live segment. Did you do something new with your hair?!


  15. Zach
    Zach at |

    I have an EWR to ZRH segment to upgrade in January… no R but 90% seats are open on 763. Pick me please! πŸ™‚

  16. CTravlr
    CTravlr at |

    Congrats Seth! Big milestone any way you slice it

  17. Nick
    Nick at |

    I have 6 GPU’s left I just feel like letting em expire at the end of Jan. I already used a bunch this year, mostly on LH.

    1. ML
      ML at |

      Hi Nick, if you don’t want to let your GPUs expire, my wife an I are flying tomorrow in W fare class. If you have two to spare, we would make sure they don’t go to waste… Happy holidays to you!

  18. Caesar
    Caesar at |

    Congratulations Seth! I’m at 0.8 myself and look forward to hitting MM in a few years. After a 5 year run as a 1K, I let myself drop to first Platinum and now Gold (you know, when UA started rolling out ‘changes we’d like’). I have a GPU eligible PEK-SFO-LAS in January and would love to relive the experience of the upper deck on the 747 over the Pacific. Of course, C is wide open (only 2 seats taken) but in true $misek style, no R. Hopefully something opens up in January.

  19. Levy Flight
    Levy Flight at |

    Seth, appreciate the million mile ramble :). Congratulations! From my part I could make 1 million on UA next 18 months. i just don’t trust them not to pull the rug when I get there. So I am inclined to not focus on this, though have for a while. All this mincing around with revenue requirements and having to wear the right color socks on a tuesday to qualify for a chance of a global clearing is just to irritating. Perhaps back to kettle for me and when a client pays international business then off to Cathay or Singapore or BA. Overall, dissapointing how UA is failing, but life is what it is and airlines just get us to where we want to be.

  20. ffi
    ffi at |

    Congrats on the milestone. Great post.
    I do not need the GPUs (1k this year on Dec 8th).
    Makes me feel good that at least I did AA LT before the changes there.
    I doubt I will ever get there on UA, although DL is possible.

  21. Becca Bandit
    Becca Bandit at |

    Congratulations on your Million Mile Status! That’s awesome! I would love a GPU upgrade for my flight from FRA>SFO. Just checked and there’s space on this segment! I’ve never had an upgrade, so this would be pretty awesome!

  22. Mikey
    Mikey at |

    Wife has a SFO-SYD flight in April; there’s currently some R space. This would probably get me out of the doghouse I’m currently in.

  23. Chris
    Chris at |

    Count me in please. I have 2 segment flight that an upgrade would help with so that I can fly with the rest of my family – all currently in a higher class than me.

  24. Samuel
    Samuel at |

    Congrats on the milestone!!

  25. Michael
    Michael at |

    Congratulations! I have an upcoming LHR-IAD flight with space available where I’d love the upgrade.

  26. sam
    sam at |

    awesome job! almost ready to quit with a certain carrier so many times but.. keep coming back. glad you hung in there! maybe see you on my trip to HNL-NRT in Jan!! eh hem!

  27. Joseph M
    Joseph M at |

    Well done sir. Impressive. I have an upcoming trip with Mrs. M. to Milan. It is booked in K class I believe. Not sure if that is an Upgradable fare but would be incredible if it is.

    Congratulations and Enjoy the Christmas markets!

  28. Cindy M
    Cindy M at |

    Congratulations from someone who is travel weary doing 50,000 miles a year!
    Also, I am travelling with Joseph M. to Milan. It would be so nice to sit in the front while he is still sitting in the back! πŸ˜‰

  29. Scott M.
    Scott M. at |

    We have a trip on Dec. 31st from DEN-IAH. Would love to give my wife an upgrade as a (late) birthday present!

  30. HT
    HT at |

    Congrats on the million, and hope I win the GPU!

  31. Heather @ pass the dressing
    Heather @ pass the dressing at |

    Congrats and I have a March 6 trip on which I would love to upgrade!

  32. John H
    John H at |

    I have never had a GPU before.

  33. Matthew
    Matthew at |

    I have quite a few tickets with R inventory. and I’d definitely use it. That said, all my R inventory trips are domestic, so an RPU would be just as nice.

    Thanks Seth!

  34. Elizabeth
    Elizabeth at |

    Congratulations Seth!!

  35. Brian Lin
    Brian Lin at |

    congrats, Seth. You inspire me to fly a million miles — some day! Champagne on me next time i see ya!

  36. Steve
    Steve at |

    I have an upcoming trip SEA-BOS but it seems like a waste of a GPU.

  37. Wilhelm S.
    Wilhelm S. at |

    Congratulations on MM status! I have a flight from LAX to JFK on January 19th with R space (3 spots as of December 4). The flight is a redeye and is operated on the new PS configuration. I would love to have the GPU to use this to go into the office refreshed on Monday morning!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  38. dwh
    dwh at |

    Congrats (I think) on MM status. I know it’s not transoceanic, but the wife and I have DCA-CUN trip that could use an upgrade. Has R space.

  39. Matt
    Matt at |

    I could use a GPU for a flight from IAD-DUB. looks like R space is available one way.

  40. Terminal Wander
    Terminal Wander at |

    Congratulations on MM status, I hope to be there someday. Good luck to the winner (I do not have any trips booked until after first and lose my statue due to have split almost evenly this year on AA, DL and UA.)

  41. David Fisher
    David Fisher at |

    I’ve got IAD-DXB-IAD coming up next March. It sure would be nice to sit up in the pointy end of the plane!

  42. Aptraveler
    Aptraveler at |

    Seth you’re an inspiration to us all in how to ‘play’ this travel ‘game’. So congrats on achieving MMer status, for you certainly earned it!

  43. Chum
    Chum at |

    Congrats on ur lifetime status!!! Sfo to icn will be nice with gpu. πŸ™‚

  44. J'nai G.
    J'nai G. at |

    Congrats on a million!

    Would love to use GPUs on flight to Paris (my first trip to Europe!) to celebrate my golden bday! Space available πŸ™‚

  45. Ore
    Ore at |

    Hi Seth – I’ve got a US Air flight from LAX to Charlotte on 12/9 that should have R space. Thanks for the help.

  46. Nadim Jessani
    Nadim Jessani at |

    Nice work breakin thru that MM mark. And w/o giving up more paid miles than needed for the feat in the process! Would gladly use a GPU for an SFO-ICN 12/21 trip w R space available to celebrate a 1K first! Was otherwise looking like another year @ Platinum..

  47. Sean Ryan
    Sean Ryan at |

    Congrats, Seth! A GPU could come in handy for getting back to Oktoberfest up front!

  48. Patrick
    Patrick at |

    Congratulations on that millionth mile!

    I have an IAD –> ZRH segment on 1/22/14 with R space available for which that GPU would come in handy. Thx for the shot at it.

  49. gobluetwo
    gobluetwo at |

    Would love to upgrade ORD-LHR (UA958) this Sunday, but sadly no R space available… πŸ™

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  51. James
    James at |

    Congrat’s on the accomplishment. That’s a lot of BIS miles.
    I would love to use the GPU on our upcoming flight LAX-HNL with space available. Thank you for your generosity.

  52. Natalie
    Natalie at |

    Wow! Good job on this milestone. I hope the flight back goes well. I would use a GPU on my flight from LAX to HNL to start the vacation out right! R available.

  53. Ananth
    Ananth at |

    Congrats Seth. Have plans for EWR -BOM/DEL. No R space ofcourse. Would love to hear your future plans for status and miles.

  54. BoneFishJoe
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  55. ken
    ken at |

    Congrats on the Lifetime Million Miles on UA – I’m just a mere 162, 562 miles behind you!

  56. Leon
    Leon at |

    Congratulations on Million Mile Status! I have several upcoming flights on which I could use the upgrade: IAD to NRT on JAN 06 and NRT to IAD on JAN 11. Upgrade space is available on both flights!

  57. Solomon
    Solomon at |

    Congrats on a great accomplishment
    I have a ton of flights I. Could use that GPU on

  58. ken
    ken at |

    And the winner of the GPU is…..?????

  59. ML
    ML at |

    Seth, that was an awesome post and a nice gesture, the GPU giveaway. Have you found a winner? My wife and I are flying in W class tomorrow and there is space available. Happy holidays to you!

  60. Kush Patel
    Kush Patel at |

    In response on to my earlier posts, R space opened up for my trip to London on Saturday…