How I Just Blew Rudy Maxa’s Mind

I just appeared on the Rudy Maxa radio show to talk about United making it harder to achieve elite status by adding a separate spending requirement on United tickets in addition to miles flown, a requirement which came into effect this year and is increasing next year.

Rudy asked how folks should adapt to this change, and I don't think he expected such an easy answer.


"Does the PQD [Scott: Premier Qualifying Dollars, the amount you must spend on United tickets] requirement apply to all MileagePlus members?

For 2014, the PQD requirement only applies to members whose primary