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.
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United Airlines Extending Elite Status To 2022
United Airlines announced they were extending elite status for all elite members through January, 2022. They also announced extension of memberships and subscriptions like United Club and EconomyPlus.
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.
2019 Airline Status Review And A Look Towards 2020
I had a healthy diet of United Airlines in 2019, which isn’t good for my blood pressure. What does 2020 look like for you? Here’s what I’m expecting….
It’s Business, American Airlines
A recent status challenge I considered with American Airlines reminds me how much has changed over the years.
Southwest Raises The Price Of Their Valuable Companion Pass!
This morning, Southwest Airlines has announced that your miles no longer come with an expiration date. Unfortunately, though, if you’re in the market for their valuable companion pass, it’s going to cost you just a little bit more.
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.
My 2019 Mid-Year Airline Status Check
Where have I been spending most of my time as we hit the midyear mark? On airplanes. Lots of them. More than I’d like to be. Here’s what that looks like so far this year.
My 2018 Airline Status Review And A Look Forward To 2019
How did 2018 turn out for you in regards to airline elite status? Did you stick with the status quo or did you make a change? Here’s how 2018 looked for me.
American Airlines Makes It Tougher To Earn Elite Status With Credit Card Spend
Another airline is looking to thin out the elite ranks. American Airlines makes an announcement today that will reduce the number of elite members. Is more to come?