Lifetime Status

Is Alaska Airlines Ignoring All Virgin America Flight Activity For Lifetime Status Consideration?

Lifetime status is the reward for years (decades?) of loyalty to an airline. Alaska Airlines appears to be saying that loyalty to Virgin America doesn’t really mean all that much to them. If true, that’s a bit disappointing.

Finishing Off Lifetime Hyatt Globalist Status!

Those that follow my blog know that I’ve been a HyattHomerTM for a number of years now.  They consistently deliver great service and benefits to me.  They’ve done so for a number of years.  Their lifetime status is one of the hardest to achieve among the major chains.  Unlike chains like SPG, award nights don’t boost your total.  Lots of nights at cheap properties don’t boost your total.  Only cold, hard cash boosts your total.  Earning 1 million base points (by spending $200,000 at Hyatt hotels) was the only way […]

3 Ways American Airlines Could Keep My Loyalty

Call it the “blah-ification” by a thousand cuts. That’s the case with the American Airlines AAdvantage program over the past couple of years. While there have been occasional positive changes, the negative tweaks have me trying to think logically.

Earning Starwood Preferred Guest Lifetime Platinum Status

The dark lining to the silver cloud of loyalty programs in the hotel and airline industry is that, with very few exceptions, the elite status you earn on a yearly basis will expire if you don’t keep patronizing a specific brand, generally at or near the end of the calendar year.  The new year starts, the counters reset to zero, and those of us that value elite status hop back on the hamster wheel for another year. Lifetime status is one of the few lasting perks you get based on […]