Tonight I received my weekly MilesLink E-Newsletter from Randy Petersen’s shop. It contains an Ask Randy feature, with advice for a frequent flyer who wanted to know whether there was anything that they could do with their otherwise-expiring United systemwide upgrade (such as trade it with someone else for a future expiring upgrade)?
Randy outlined the Coupon Connection forum on Flyertalk. Quite natural advice.
I’d add that every United 1K member should know about an unpublished practice over at Mileage Plus: In each of the last couple years, United has been willing to extend the validity of one systemwide upgrade for a year upon request. There’s a long discussion of the phenomenon in the United Mileage Plus forum on Flyertalk.