So this might be already answered, but I did a search and this is all that came up. I'm flying to LAX in early April and the cheapest flights I could find and still get EQMs were on UA out of IAD. US wanted almost $550, and UA was around $400. At least they are widebodies coming and going (767 and 777). So my question is, besides checked bags which I won't have, do I get any perks as a US Gold? I think the standard answer is no. I'm really looking for E+, which I think is explicitly not a perk. But I got it returning from FRA to IAD in the Fall as a *G and didn't know if US elites were able to snag them if there were seats available. Or if they would let seats go out empty instead of giving them to lowly US elites. What's been people's experiences?