Boy, did the internet have some drama when Hyatt made this announcement last week. But, I’m getting ahead of myself. We’re getting to the end of 2020 and we’re also creeping closer to a vaccine. That means travel brands are starting to think about how to put Humpty Dumpty back together again. Hilton jumped out in the lead amongst hotel brands when they chopped elite qualification requirements in half. That was over a month ago, and I had expected we would already have seen other big brands jump in. With […]
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.
American Airlines appears to be back in the business of selling elite status again this year. Elite members who haven’t reached their qualification goals for 2017 will likely have the opportunity to buy their status for next year under certain conditions.