What’s Your Status? Airline Loyalty Programs

by Kelle on September 27, 2010

How to Master Airline Loyalty Programs | Lifehacker
A pretty advanced guide to choosing an alliance, airline, and keeping your mileage earnings consolidated. I totally agree with the author that elite status is the primary goal. And, since they don’t offer elite status, that means avoiding Virgin and JetBlue even if they have nice routes, new planes, and live TV.

Actually, I’m curious, lets take two polls:

What is your primary airline/alliance?

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What is your current elite status?

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Mubdi September 27, 2010 at 8:06 pm

Don’t forget to note Air Canada as a part of the Star Alliance for those of us up here!

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2 Ben September 28, 2010 at 12:54 am

Fly less when possible. We all fly, but it sucks, eats your life, and is environmentally damaging.

http://arxiv.org/abs/0903.3384

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3 Nic Ross October 5, 2010 at 1:08 pm

Hi Ben,

“IMHO”, simply put, the AAS is the most energy (flight) intensive, least scientifically productive meeting in the the Astronomy community by, I would suggest, at least a couple of orders of magnitude.

Do you, or should the collective “we”, start a campaign to make it virtual.
The AAS on Facebook could be a nice way forward…
(Of course there are huge political and commercial interests in place that will stop this from happening!)

Discuss!! 🙂

Thanks,
Nic

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4 Kelle October 5, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Nic, I published your comment and my response as its own post:
http://www.astrobetter.com/whats-the-point-of-the-aas-meeting/
I think it’s possible you may have pushed a button of mine.

Since we’ve gone off the topic of frequent flyer programs, please leave any follow up comments on that post and not here.

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5 UA1K October 5, 2010 at 7:42 pm

What’s the Point of the AAS Meeting?

Mileage run, of course! It’s good to have those extra EQMs early in the year. AAS is also early enough in the year that there aren’t much business (and hence high level elites) traffic within the US, which helps with upgrade clearance.

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