Airline Elite Status

I’m Actually Pretty Excited About My Frontier Status Match

How Is He Balancing That Credit Card On His Nose???

After almost 9 months of no air travel and no plans to get on a plane anytime soon, the moments where I’m truly excited about travel have been few and far between.  In fact, most this year have involved renting RVs and ultimately buying an RV and a pickup truck (more on that in future stories).  You might find it odd for me to be talking about a Frontier Airlines status match, especially since I’m normally on one of the big 3 domestic carriers. Frontier Airlines is actually an airline […]

United Airlines Reduces Elite Qualification Requirements. Will American and Delta Follow?

United has given us a bit more of the picture as it relates to elite status qualification requirements. They’ve made significant reductions for folks looking to qualify for a higher elite level and plan to make more changes for 2021. They also will be announcing a path to earn status easier through credit card spending.

Delta Extends Elite Status And Other Benefits

Delta is the first major airline to announced an extension of elite status and related benefits due to the coronavirus crisis. They won’t be the last. The move is all positive and I expect United and American to follow suit shortly. I also expect incentives to travel later in the year if the public health situation allows for it.

United Airlines Making Bold Changes To How You Earn Status

United Airlines is going all-in on money, as in you’ll earn elite status based almost entirely on how much you pay the airline. The amount you’ll need to spend is going up again. And, if you can’t hit the minimum number of flights, you’ll have to spend even more. There is some good news for international travelers. For everyone else, this is going to be a tough pill to swallow.