Update: I Won A GPU, But Can’t Use It! Kathleen wins it!!

I'll be sitting in coach, but you don't have to....

GlobetrotterHQ held a contest recently to give away United Airlines Global Premier Upgrades (GPU) which expire at the end of this month.  I entered the contest, as I’ll be traveling to Dubai shortly.  I was one of the lucky winners!  In the nicest announcement, GlobetrotterHQ stated:

The fourth winner that gets a United GPU was picked from all the Twitter comments. She has already made a name for herself in the points and miles community… Kathy from the first2board community with her page WillRunForMiles and she lives in my old stomping grounds, NYC. Congrats!

I was so excited, but then learned that a GPU cannot be used on flights booked in fare classes Z, P, S, T, K, L, G or N.  My flight, booked during the Wideroe extravaganza, is a “K” and is not eligible for upgrade. Needless to say, I was bummed.

GlobetrotterHQ generously suggested that I “keep” the upgrade and do a giveaway right here, as I am now doing.

So, do you have a United flight before the end of this month, and can you use a GPU? If so, please leave a comment below, stating where and when you are traveling. Also tweet that you’d like to win the GPU from Will Run For Miles -  http://first2board.com/willrunformiles/, mentioning @katruns26point2 and @GlobetrotterHQ and using the hashtag #winGPU.

Winner will be randomly chosen and announced on Wednesday at 9 pm EST.  Good luck to you. I’ll be sitting in coach.

And the winner, using random.org, is….. 

Kathleen!  she wrote:  I would LOVE an upgrade! I have 2 coast to coast trips this month!


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  10 comments for “Update: I Won A GPU, But Can’t Use It! Kathleen wins it!!

  1. gobluetwo
    January 13, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Too bad my flight to LHR in economy is NEXT month… Would seem a shame to waste a GPU on a domestic mid-con flight to/from LGA, lol. Hope you find a good home for the GPU!

    • Will Run For Miles
      January 13, 2014 at 12:36 pm

      I feel the same way. You can imagine my excitement when I found out I won the upgrade. and my dissappointment…

  2. Jacqueline
    January 13, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Oh pooh, my January 31 ticket is a class G :(

  3. Beth
    January 13, 2014 at 1:03 pm

    Well, rats, my trip to Florida is an N. The last one listed, and so as I was reading more and more letters, I got more and more hopeful! Ah, only to crash…

    Thanks, though, so generous of both you and UA.


  4. kathleen
    January 13, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    I would LOVE an upgrade! I have 2 coast to coast trips this month!

  5. marc
    January 13, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    I can use the upgrade later this month. Good luck to all entrants.

  6. Uri
    January 13, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Did you consider upgrading to Economy Plus? I have a EWR-MXP flight and the E+ upgrade is $114. If I upgrade it I will have a non-K class, right? If so, you will no longer be a K and thus be able to be upgraded from E+ to biz.

  7. Ryan
    January 13, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Multiple trips on UA metal this month, would love a more comfortable ride!

  8. Matthew
    January 15, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Congrats on winning, I hope I’m as lucky! I have a few UA trips that this will work on before Jan 31, thanks much!

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