Category Archive for 'Elite Status'

JetBlue Status Match And Challenge Info

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Lots of airlines and hotels offer status matches.  I wrote an article about status matching back in 2011 (note that some info there is defnitely outdated) when now defunct BMI gave out free Star Alliance Silver elite status.

JetBlue will now match select other elites to their Mosaic elite status which will last until 12/31/14.

You need to enroll by 04/18/14.

But it’s cooler than that.
-People that aren’t elite can get a 90 day challenge.  Spend and fly on $1,250 worth of JetBlue flights (before tax) within 90 days of the challenge start date and you’ll have Mosaic elite status until 12/31/15.
-They will allow Southwest companion pass holders to match to Mosaic. The Southwest companion pass allows you to bring a companion on all of your flights for free and it can be earned from opening and spending on the Southwest credit card. It can even be earned by transferring Ultimate Rewards points to Hyatt and then from Hyatt to Southwest.  See here for the other statuses that can be matched.
-Elites that match can also keep their status until 12/31/15 by completing the same $1,250 90 day challenge.

Mosaic gets you:
-Free flight changes and cancellations for you and everyone flying with you.
-2 free checked bags for you and everyone flying with you.
-Expedited security line access.
-Early boarding
-Dedicated Customer Service Line

Some bloggers are saying that non-elites get Mosaic elite benefits during the 90 day challenge.  It doesn’t say that anywhere and JetBlue confirmed to me via Twitter that that is incorrect.

There isn’t really a hard rule about whether programs grant benefits during a challenge period. For example United and Hyatt do while Starwood does not.  Delta gives most benefits during the challenge period but does not offer lounge access during the challenge period.  However most other programs only allow other elites to do a challenge or match.  American is an exception in that they allow you to pay for a challenge, though they generally won’t confer benefits until you complete the flying challenge.

HT: urifin, via DDF

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Earn (Lifetime?) Star Alliance Gold Status With 2 Cheap Flights To Israel

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

For somewhere between $600-$1,000 you can fly twice to Israel right now from pretty much anywhere in the country.

Credit those flight miles to Aegean and you will earn what seems to be lifetime Star Alliance Gold elite status.  Read more about Aegean and Star Alliance Gold in this post.

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Free Virgin Atlantic Silver Status And Why You Might Want It…

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Update: DEAD!
I tested the link twice just before making this post and it was still giving Silver status.  Unfortunately it is no longer giving any elite status.

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Free Virgin Atlantic Silver Status

Whether you register an existing account or open a new account via the link above you will get Silver status.

Why do you want Silver status if you don’t fly Virgin Atlantic?

1. You can flash the card to access elite/first class security lines at most airports.

2. Delta will offer benefits like free bags to Virgin elites in the future though that reciprocity is not set up yet.

3. DDF member travel247 reported that he was able to take a screenshot of his status and then status match challenge his brand new Virgin account to United Silver status and it was approved in just a few hours.
For 90 days you will get United Silver elite status. Note that you can only do 1 such match every 5 years.
Now most of the Silver benefits you get if you have a United Explorer card such as a free checked bag, greatly expanded saver coach award availability, and last seat standard award availability.
However you will also get the following benefits:
-Free economy plus seating for you and 1 companion at online checkin.
-Space available upgrades to first class for you and a companion (highly unlikely for a Silver unless you are flying off-peak or on a route with mostly leisure passengers)
-500 mile minimum earnings per paid United (and select partner) segment.
-Instant upgrades on full-fare economy tickets.
-25% bonus miles on paid United (and select partner) flights.
-Reduced award expedite/close-in fee, award change fee, and award redeposit fee.

If you fly 7,000 miles or 8 United flight segments (or less on full fare, business, or first class tickets) within those 90 days (but after 07/01/13) then your Silver status won’t expire until 01/31/15.

You can request a match via:
-Email: premiermatch@united.com
-Fax: 605-343-4104
-Mail: Mileage Plus Service Center, Attn: Premier Status Match P.O. Box 6120, Rapid City, SD 57709-6121

Include:
-Your MileagePlus account number. If you are not already a member, join today.
-Your name, complete current mailing address and email address
-A copy of your most recent mileage summary or 2013 membership card that clearly identifies your current elite level in the frequent flyer program you are matching from.

-Please allow 7-14 business days for processing after receipt of your request.

4. You can then status match challenge your United Silver status to Delta Silver status for 90 days as well.
Click on the link above for more details.
While their credit card gives free bags and priority boarding having Silver status will at least get you and a companion a preferred seat and onto the first class upgrade list plus 25% bonus miles on paid flights.

5. American offers a status match challenge but they charge a fee to enroll. Call them at 800-882-8880 for more info.

6. Alaska offers a status match as well. You can email them to request it at mileage.plan@alaskaair.com be sure to send proof of your elite status and Alaska mileage number.
Alaska elites get 2 free bags when they fly Alaska or American and a free bag when they fly Delta. They also get free space available upgrades when flying Alaska or Delta and preferred seating on all 3 carriers.

7. You can match your United status to Virgin America Elavate Silver status through 06/30.

HT: Gary, Meir613, and travel247.

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American Airlines Double Mile Promotions!

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

For non-elite members:
-Earn double elite qualifying miles for all flights from 11/01-12/31.
-Earn double redeemable miles for flights between 11/16-11/26.

For elite members:
-Earn double elite qualifying miles and double redeemable miles for all flights from 11/01-12/31.

Registration is required and can be done with the links above. The code for all offers is AATHX

HT: Yosef, via DDF

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Ends Today: 90 Day Hyatt Platinum Trial

Friday, May 11th, 2012

Hyatt Platinum Trial Linky

If you (or anyone else you know) has a Visa Signature card you can signup for a free Hyatt Platinum 90 day trial.  This offer ends today!

Platinum gets you free internet, upgrades, 2pm late checkout, and bonus points at Hyatt hotels. Plus it also gets you 2 free confirmed upgrade certificates on paid stays when for the Hyatt credit card.

If you already have a Hyatt credit card or a United Club credit card then you can get Platinum status for the life of the card.

If you are Gold or higher with Hilton or Marriott, or Platinum with Starwood or Priority Club and you have some points in those accounts then you can match to a Hyatt Diamond trial, which gets you confirmed suite upgrades, 4pm late checkout, bonus point amenities, and it also gets your award nights for signing up for a the Hyatt credit card confirmed into a suite.

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Instant Kingfisher Silver Status?

Monday, December 26th, 2011

Update: Confirmed.  Effective 02/10/12 Kingfisher Silver will have OneWorld Ruby benefits!

My Hilton Gold template just works too well for this…sorry for being lazy!

Kingfisher Airlines has a promotion for Silver status through 05/31/13 with a World Mastercard. It doesn’t seem to work with any of my World Mastercards, but AJ points out 549852 works like a charm. I created a new account and instantly received Silver status and 250 miles.

After entering the number, select that you are not yet a member a registration form will pop-up.  Register with that form to get the Silver status.  If nothing pops up you’ll need to turn off your pop-up blocker and refresh the page.

Of course they’ll probably shut this down once they realize once they’ve done and may even revoke the Silver status of those that register, time will tell! Just don’t come whining to me when they do revoke your silver status as you’ve been warned…

Why should you care about Kingfisher Silver status?  They will enter the Oneworld alliance in February.  They have 2 elite levels higher than Silver, Gold and Platinum.  Odds are that Platinum will earn Oneworld Emerald, Gold will earn Oneworld Sapphire, and Silver will earn OneWorld Ruby.  Why should you care?  Because American gives 2 free bags to all Oneworld Emerald, Sapphire, and Ruby members! Plus you should be able to get other bennies like preferred and exit row seating, and priority checkin/security/boarding.

In addition you may be able to status match the status to other airlines to get elite status benefits on airlines from other alliances!

HT: AJ

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Instant Hilton Gold Status?

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Hilton has a promotion for HHonors Gold status through 05/31/13 with a Visa Infinite card.
You’ll also get 40,000 points for making 4 stays by 05/31/12.

Fatal flaw? They only ask for the first 6 digits, which are generic…hello 411945.

The program is intended for residents of “Australia, Hong Kong, China, Korea Singapore, Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Philippines” Still it worked just fine on my account.

Of course they’ll probably shut this down once they realize once they’ve done and may even revoke the Gold status of those that register, time will tell! Just don’t come whining to me when they do revoke your gold status as you’ve been warned…

Benefits themselves are meager with the main benefits being discounted award stays (which you get anyways for life with the permanent Silver status you get if you have the free Hilton Visa card)and free internet, but you may be able to use it to status match or challenge to other programs like Hyatt Diamond, where you get 4 free confirmed suite upgrades after matching and you get 2 free nights in a suite for applying for the Hyatt Visa Card as a diamond.  Many Hyatt hotels will even give free kosher breakfasts and wine/champagne to diamonds.  Then again Hyatt has gotten stricter about matching (especially after the last Hilton Gold debacle when they were bombarded with requests) and may require a minimum amount of stays in your Hilton account to match.

HT: Gary

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Starwood Award Nights Now Count Towards Elite Status!

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Update: Starwood apparently will only count paid nights to qualify for the platinum challenge. Award nights will count towards qualifying for Platinum status that requires 25 stays, but not for the challenge which only requires 15 nights.

That’s always been a pet peeve of some Starwood credit card users that use their points for hotel stays instead of transferring the points into airline miles.  They earn tons of points and stay in Starwood hotels worldwide but they don’t get good recognition or upgrades when they stay in hotels because they always stay for free with points.

Until now only paid nights counted towards elite status. So even if you found hotel nights for $80 each, you were still looking at laying out nearly $1,700 to attain Platinum status.

Effective 10/01 Starwood will start counting award nights and stays towards elite status.

Starwood has a few levels of elite status. Status earned in 2011 will last until 02/28/13. Status earned in 2012 will last until 02/28/14.

Having the Starwood American Express Consumer card gets you 2 stays and 5 nights credit right off the bat. Having the Starwood American Express Business card does the same. So if you’re like me and have both that’s already worth 4 stays and 10 nights towards elite status.

Here’s a rundown of status levels:

-SPG Preferred Plus status is attained simply by having a Starwood American Express card. It gets you a preferred room upgrade and 4pm late checkout.

-SPG Gold status can be attained in a few ways. You get it free if you have an American Express Platinum charge card. You also get it free if you spend $30,000 in a year on the Starwood American Express card. Otherwise it required 10 stays or 25 nights in Starwood hotels. It gets you 50% bonus points on Starwood hotel stay in addition to the benefits offered by Preferred Plus status.

-SPG Platinum is where it’s at though. If there is a standard suite available at checkin it’s yours for free. I’ve had very good luck getting upgraded to incredible suites for free as a Platinum member.  You get free lounge access and free internet/wifi access at Starwood hotels. You also get 250 points or 500 points at full service hotels as a Platinum for each stay in addition to the benefits offered by Gold status. Room availability is guaranteed. The Platinum concierge team is very good as well. You need to make 25 stays or 50 nights in Starwood hotels to earn this status.

Another way for folks who aren’t currently platinum to earn SPG Platinum is by calling SPG to enroll in a challenge. With a challenge you need 15 nights within 90 days to earn Platinum status.

What would it cost to become or requalify for Platinum with only award stays?
The following assumes that folks have both Starwood cards, thus lowering their needs to 21 stays, otherwise you will need 2 if you have 1 Starwood card or 4 more stays if you have no cards.
It also assumes that non-elites will enroll in the challenge and it doesn’t factor in credit cards as those don’t count for the challenge nights.

Sample hotels:

Sheraton Bandara Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia
Cash and points award nights:

For non-platinums:
15 nights at 1,200 points+$25.
Total of 18,000 points+$375 to qualify for SPG Platinum via challenge.
21 stays at 1,200 points+$25.
Total of 25,200 points+$525 to requalify for SPG Platinum.

For current platinums:
21 stays at 1,200 points+$25.
Less 21 x 500 points Platinum amenities.
Total of 14,700 points+$525 to requalify for SPG Platinum.

Weekend nights:

For non-platinums:
15 nights at 2,000 points
Total of 30,000 points to qualify for SPG Platinum via challenge.
21 stays at 2,000 points
Total of 42,000 points to requalify for SPG Platinum.

For current platinums:
21 stays at 2,000 points
Less 21 x 500 points Platinum amenities.
Total of 31,500 points to requalify for SPG Platinum.
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4 Points by Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport
Cash and points award nights:

For non-platinums:
15 nights at 1,200 points+$25.
Total of 18,000 points+$375 to qualify for SPG Platinum via challenge.
21 stays at 1,200 points+$25.
Total of 25,200 points+$525 to requalify for SPG Platinum.

For current platinums:
21 stays at 1,200 points+$25.
Less 21 x 250 points Platinum amenities.
Total of 19,950 points+$525 to requalify for SPG Platinum.

Weekend nights:

For non-platinums:
15 nights at 2,000 points
Total of 30,000 points to qualify for SPG Platinum via challenge.
21 stays at 2,000 points
Total of 42,000 points to requalify for SPG Platinum.

For current platinums:
21 stays at 2,000 points
Less 21 x 250 points Platinum amenities.
Total of 36,750 points to requalify for SPG Platinum.
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Sheraton Cleveland Airport:
Cash and points award nights:

For non-platinums:
15 nights at 1,600 points+$30.
Total of 24,000 points+$450 to qualify for SPG Platinum via challenge.
21 stays at 1,600 points+$30.
Total of 23,600 points+$630 to requalify for SPG Platinum.

For current platinums:
21 stays at 1,600 points+$30.
Less 21 x 500 points Platinum amenities.
Total of 23,100 points+$630 to requalify for SPG Platinum.

Weekend nights:

For non-platinums:
15 nights at 3,000 points
Total of 45,000 points to qualify for SPG Platinum via challenge.
21 nights at 3,000 points
Total of 63,000 points to requalify for SPG Platinum.

For current platinums:
21 nights at 3,000 points
Less 21 x 500 points Platinum amenities.
Total of 52,500 points to requalify for SPG Platinum.

HT: aussiebochur, via Gary.

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AA Nixes Its Overly Generous “All Miles Count” Million Miler Program…

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Update from AA: “We have good news for some of you. Members who have earned 1 Million Miler status since January 1, 2011, will have a limited opportunity to exchange eight (8) 500-mile upgrades for 35,000 AAdvantage bonus miles if none of the upgrades have been used. Please call AAdvantage Customer Service at 1-800-882-8880 (say “AAdvantage Account” when prompted at the Main Menu) to request this transaction.”

Related posts:
“How Do You Become An AAdvantage Lifetime Elite Member?” (03/20/08)

“AAdvantage Lifetime Platinum!” (07/15/09)

American Airlines has a very generous million miler program.  While other carriers only count actual flight miles to earn million miler status, AA has always counted all miles towards million miler. Yup, even miles earned from opening a credit card. miles earned from transferring points from Starwood to AA, or miles earned just for having cash sitting in your checking account.

You can check your lifetime miles by logging into your mileage account at AA.com and checking your “program to date miles”

At 1 million miles you become AA Gold for life. If you have a North American address you also get 8 500 miler domestic upgrades and if you have an international address on your AA account you get 4 international upgrades. Effective 12/01 you get 35K miles regardless of your address instead of the upgrades.
Gold status normally requires that you fly 25,000 miles per year.

At 2 million miles you become AA Platinum for life. You also get 4 international upgrades regardless of the address on your account.
You get 4 more international upgrades at every million miler level..
Platinum status normally requires that you fly 50,000 miles per year.

The “all miles count” will come to an end on November 30th. From then on only miles earned from flying will count towards million miler status. Miles earned on AA’s $450/year Citibank Executive AAdvantage Mastercard will also still count towards million miler throughout 2012 if the card is opened by 12/01/11.

All miles earned by 11/30/11 will still count towards million miler regardless of how they were earned.  Anyone who is lifetime gold or platinum will remain so regardless of how they earned the miles to get there.

Close to a million? Go for it!
-Open an AA card or 3.
-Through 08/31 you can buy 50K miles for $1,105 including taxes here.
-Share or gift miles.
-You can transfer 20K Starpoints into 25K AA miles that can be earned from the Starwood Consumer or Starwood Business card. Starwood also sells Starpoints, but at 3.5 cents per point they don’t come cheap!
-You can transfer Diners Club points into AA miles at a 1:1 ratio.
-Move your liquid assets into BankDirect to get more miles for having money in a checking account (1 mile per $10 in the account every month)
-AMEX Membership Rewards points don’t transfer to AA, but if you’re really really desperate then I suppose you can transfer 60,000 MR points into 20,000 Starpoints into 25,000 AA miles.
-Go on a mileage run and fly somewhere just to earn miles!
Post a comment with other suggestions!

What do you get for being elite?
1MM/Lifetime Gold Elite:
-4 evip systemwide upgrades (with international address)
Or
-8 500-mile upgrades (with domestic address)
-Waived award expedite fees
-Exit row seats for you and companions
-No baggage fees for you and companions
-No annual limit on Citi AA card earnings
-25% bonus redeemable miles on flights
-OneWorld Ruby Status
-500 mile minimum elite+redeemable miles on all segments
-Priority checkin, security, and boarding.
-Free standby
-Elite priority phone number
-Upgrades clear at 24 hours out

2MM/Lifetime Platinum Elite:
The above, plus
-Another 4 Evips regardless of address
-OneWorld International business lounge access
-OneWorld Sapphire
-100% bonus redeemable miles on flights
-Upgrades clear at 72 hours out
-Priority Baggage

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Get Free Hilton Trial Gold Status And Match To Hyatt Trial Diamond Status With A Visa Signature Card!

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Hilton Visa Signature Offer Linky

Enter in the card number of any Visa Signature card (it does not need to be in your name) and you’ll instantly get Hilton HHonors Gold status.  You’ll need to enroll in Hilton HHonors first. You can use the same card to upgrade as many people’s status as you like!

The trial status lasts until 08/31/11.  If you make 3 stays at a Hilton by then the status will last through 03/31/13.

Now here’s the kicker.  Hyatt will match mid-tier Hilton Gold status to top-tier Hyatt Diamond status on a trial basis.  You’ll remain Diamond for 60 days.  If you stay 12 nights within those 60 days you’ll keep Diamond status through 02/28/13 and you’ll get 1,000 points for your first 6 nights within 60 days.

Members on the interactive DansDeals Forums have reported that they have already been matched to Hyatt Diamond from the Hilton Gold promotion without any Hilton or Hyatt stays.

As a trial Hyatt Diamond member you will get 4 confirmed suite upgrade certificates that can be used on any paid stay to upgrade a standard room to a suite for up to 7 nights each. You also get free breakfast, points or food and beverage amenity, 30% bonus points, upgrades, club access, and more.

In addition if you apply for the Hyatt Visa Signature card as a Diamond member instead of getting 2 free nights in a standard room at any Hyatt worldwide you will get 2 free nights in a suite at any Hyatt worldwide!

Even after your trial Diamond status expires you will still have the 4 upgrade certificates and the 2 suite night awards from the Hyatt card!

Hyatt matches the following statuses to Diamond:-
-Hilton Gold or Hilton Diamond
-Marriott Gold or Marriott Platinum
-Starwood Platinum
-Priority Club Platinum

To get a match you can do any of the following:
-Email proof of competitor status to goldpassport@hyatt.com
-Fax proof of competitor status to 402-593-9449
-Mail proof of competitor status to PO Box 27089, Omaha, NE 68127-0089

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Final Thoughts On The BMI Silver Status Deal…

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Update-03/25: BMI has already downgraded people to Blue status. If you have been downgraded it’s now too late to call for a Silver card!

Related posts:
Air France/KLM Flying Blue Status Matching This Month!
Elite Status Matching Information
Join BMI Diamond Club And Get Free Star Alliance Silver Elite Status Instantly

BMI sent out a mass email today telling people who signed up for the instant BMI Silver status that they would be downgraded to blue status.   Thanks to the 253 of you who forwarded me that email ;)

It’s a shame but after the deal was posted here it was reposted all over the internet, so the sheer amount of people who signed up forced BMI to do something.  Can’t have everyone being elite for free!  You win some and you lose some.  No harm, no foul, except for the waste of a couple minutes of your time. There’s no need to send me nasty emails or comments.  I knew as much as you did about the deal and there was no information on the BMI link that said it was targeted to a specific group or people.

Some thoughts:

1.  I posted a similar BMI Silver offer in April 2010. After that deal as well they emailed everyone that they would be downgrading them to blue status.  Ultimately they decided to just leave everyone who did last year’s deal at the Silver level.  My hunch is that this time they will actually downgrade people.

2. You can still call up BMI at +44 (0)1332 648768 and ask for your Silver membership card while you are still Silver. You should still be able to use that card for free luggage on partner airlines like Air Canada, Continental, United, and USAirways until the card’s expiration date.  Just be sure to bring a copy of the Star Alliance Silver baggage policies from the website of the airline that you are flying to show at check-in if you don’t get the free baggage automatically.

3. You can request a status match from airlines like Delta. Just send them a screenshot of your Silver status and ask to be matched. From Delta you can match other airlines as well, such as AA, or do a challenge with Continental or United. Just remember that most status matches are officially just a once in a lifetime deal.

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Air France/KLM Flying Blue Status Matching This Month!

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Related: Elite Status Matching Information!

Flying Blue Offer Linky

You need to scan and send your elite membership card to qualify.  The offer expires on March 31st, so there probably won’t be time for folks who signed up for the BMI status this time around to get their new cards.  Of course if you signed up for the offer last year you’ll have no problems!  You can get matched to bottom-tier Silver, Gold, or even top-tier Platinum.  They will not match status from Skyteam Alliance partners.

This link explains which status you will get depending on the airline that you have status with (IE only)

One nice benefit that all Flying Blue elites get is 2 free 70 pound bags when traveling on Delta for themselves and for all of their travel companions.

Flying Blue Elite Status Benefits Linky

HT: Ryan, via the DansDeals Forums

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Elite Status Matching Information

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Everyone and their mother seemed to want to know more about status matching in the free BMI Silver Elite Status post. By matching airline elite status you can get free bags on every major US airline!  Don’t have BMI status yet?  Grab it before it’s too late!

Generally speaking, you can only get a status match once in a lifetime. To get a status match just tell the airline that you are considering switching your business to them. Give them your elite mileage number from another airline and your non-elite mileage number with them. Send a printout of your status or statement online and a scan of your elite membership card if you have one. (It can take a month or so before you will get your BMI Silver card) And be sure to give a contact home address, email address, and phone number as well.

The status matching process can take anywhere from 1 week to 1 month.

Airlines will usually status match you to an equivalent level, so bottom-tier status on BMI should only earn you bottom tier status on another airline.  Unless you get lucky like this DansDeals Forum member did!

Airlines will only match airlines and hotels will only match hotels.


Warning: If you status-match before July your matched status may only last through 02/29/12. If you status-match in July or later your matched status should be good through 02/28/13!
That’s the general rule at least, the exact cutoff date is usually sometime in June. Of course any program can stop status matching at any time, so you do run the risk of getting nothing if you want.

Airlines generally won’t match the status of other airlines within the same alliance.

There are 3 major airline alliances. You’ve got status with Star Alliance, now you can get status with the rest.

Delta: A member of the Skyteam Alliance.  They will match your elite status from just about any airline in the world. BMI Silver should get you Delta Silver, although a DansDeals Forum members reported that he faxed Delta a request to match his status on BMI and they gave him Delta Gold status after sending in his BMI Silver information. Delta generally matches bottom-tier status to Silver, and mid-tier or top-tier status to Gold. They also match some top-tier status, like from Continental or United, to Delta Platinum.
Either way you’ll get at least 2 free 70 pound bags, bonus miles, and free first class upgrades.
To get a match you need to fax proof of your competing elite status to 404-773-1945.

AA: American is a member of the OneWorld alliance and has just started offering status matches. American may only be matching US-based program so to match from BMI you would have to first match to Delta and then match to AA. They will match bottom-tier status to Gold, and mid-tier or top-tier status to Platinum. Executive Platinum can only be attained by completing a flying challenge for which you need to call 800-882-8880 to enroll.
With any status you’ll be getting 2 free 50 pound bags, bonus miles, free exit-row seating, waived award expedite fees, and waived standby fees.
To get a match you need to fax proof of your competing elite status to 817-963-7882.

Alaska: They will match bottom-tier status to MVP, and mid-tier or top-tier status to MVP Gold.
You’ll not only get free bags on Alaska but you’ll get free bags on Delta as well!
To get a match you need to fax proof of your competing elite status to 206-433-3477.

Continental/United: Continental, a Star-Alliance carrier, used to match status but as of mid-January stopped matching status as they continue their merger process with United (although they will match your status on United). Instead they now offer a challenge that will give you matched status for just 90 days and requires you to fly a certain amount of flight to retain that status. Continental will do this for Silver, Gold, or Platinum challenges and United will do it for 2P, 1P, and 1K challenges. Silver and 2P, the bottom-tier levels earn Star Alliance Silver. 1P, 1K, Gold, and Platinum all earn Star Alliance Gold.
Email onepass@coair.com or premiermatch@united.com for a Challenge.

BMI: A member of the Star Alliance.  BMI will even match to Gold, so if you hold mid or top tier status on another airline alliance try matching to BMI Gold to get all of the amazing benefits of Star Alliance Gold like free worldwide lounge access and 3 free bags of 70 pounds each!
Email proof of competing elite status to diamond.club@flybmi.com
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Hotels:
Starwood: Starwood will match Hyatt Dimaond, Hilton Diamond, Marriott Platinum, and Shangri-La Elite to Platinum.
Free suite upgrades and wi-fi await.
Email proof of competing elite status to platinum.liaison@starwoodhotels.com

Hyatt: Hyatt will offer a Diamond challenge if you have Hilton Gold, Hilton Diamond, Marriott Gold, Marriott Platinum,
Starwood Platinum, or Priority Club Platinum.
You will get Diamond membership for 60 days. If you stay in a Hyatt for 12 nights in 60 days you maintain Diamond through 02/28/13 and will earn 1,000 bonus points on your first six nights within 60 days.
Hyatt Diamond is ‘da bomb. They have catered lavish kosher breakfasts with kosher wine or champagne for free for me along with confirmed suite upgrades and free wifi.
Fax proof of competing elite status to: 402-593-9449

Best Western: Best Western will match most programs up to top-tier status.
Email proof of competing elite status to Statusmatch@bestwestern.com

Priority Club: Priority Club will match most programs up to Platinum
Just call them to request a match at 800-621-0555
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Have you done status matching before?  I have top-tier Continental Platinum this year from a status match and I have Starwood Platinum from matching my Hyatt Diamond status as well!  Post a comment to share your experience with status matching!

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SIZZLING!!! HURRY!!! Join BMI Diamond Club And Get Free Star Alliance Silver Elite Status Instantly!!!

Sunday, March 13th, 2011

Update 6: BMI is informing people that they won’t be honoring the Silver status.  You can try to match your status to an airline like Delta while you are still Silver!

Update 5: DEAD!

Update 4: Commenter “bored” gives us a new signup link for Silver status!

Update 3: DEAD!

Update 2: The original link has been killed, but I’ve updated the link below with a new link that still works for now. Grab it quickly if you want to get Star Alliance Silver!

Update: Continental and United are now only giving Star Alliance Silver members 1 free bag for tickets bought on or after 03/10/11. If you bought your ticket before then you will still get 2 free bags. If you bought your ticket after that date you may only get 1 free bag or you may still get lucky and get 2 free bags. You’ll be able to tell how many free bags you have with Continental when you checkin online 24 hours before your flight and use your BMI mileage number. If you’re traveling soon let us know how many free bags you get!

Air Canada and USAirways still officially give 2 free bags to Star Alliance Silver members.

BMI Silver Elite Status Offer Linky

Related post: Got BMI Silver Elite Status? Here’s How To Get Your Free Baggage On Continental!

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You will get Star Alliance Silver status immediately upon opening your account and verifying your email address.  You will have to open a new mileage account to get the status.  I posted a similar BMI offer last April and people that took advantage of it are still getting free bags for themselves and their travel companions!

Star Alliance Silver is extremely valuable for anyone who doesn’t yet have elite status on a Star Alliance carrier.  As you can see from dansdeals.com/baggage, Star Alliance Silver members get 2 free 50 pound checked bags for themselves and all traveling companions in their reservation when flying Star Alliance airlines such as Continental, United, USAirways, and Air Canada.  You’ll also get other benefits like priority standby (very useful during bad weather when there are lots of canceled flights!) and elite security lines which take some of the hassle out of traveling.

You do not have to accumulate the flight miles on BMI in order the reap the benefits of Star Alliance Silver.  On United for example you can provide one mileage number for mileage accrual and another for Star Alliance benefits.  When flying Continental you can provide your BMI number when you make your reservation, when you check-in online, or at the airport to get the Star Alliance Silver benefits.  After checking in your luggage you can change your mileage number at the kiosk or just ask any agent to change your mileage number to the airline on which you want to accrue miles.  Just remember to do it before you board the flight!  That way you can accumulate miles on any Star Alliance carrier.  Accumulate on Continental for their all-around great mileage program, on ANA for their well-priced awards,  on Air Canada for their amazing mini-round-the-world awards, or even on Aegean if you want easy access to top-tier Star Alliance Gold status (with 3 bags of 70 pounds each for you and each travel companion on many airlines and free access to nearly 1,000 lounges worldwide) when you accumulate just 19,000 elite miles!

Silver status will be awarded for 12 months, during which time members will need to earn a further 16,000 membership status miles to maintain Silver status ”

BMI Silvers also get to use the BMI lounge in London Heathrow when flying BMI.

You should also be able to get airlines like AA (OneWorld Alliance), Delta (SkyTeam Alliance), and Alaska to match your BMI Silver status, giving you free checked baggage for you and your travel companions on every major US carrier. But bear in mind that status-matching is generally just once in a lifetime and that airlines from the same alliance generally won’t status match each other’s elite members.

HT: Ryan, via the DansDeals Forums.

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Triple Redeemable Miles And Triple Elite Miles On Select Flights To/From NYC/LaGuardia!

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

AA Registration Linky: Book and travel between 06/14-08/31 between LaGuardia and Chicago or Boston.

AA has LaGuardia-O’ Hare flights for $155 (for example a same day turn on 06/22) less the 10% coupon comes out to $142.  For that you’ll get 4,398 miles.  Or if you’ve transferred enough Starpoints to get say lifetime platinum status, 5,864.

Delta Registration Linky: Book and travel between 06/14-08/31 between LaGuardia and Chicago, Boston, or Washington DC.

United Registration Linky (Valid for members in select states only) Book and travel between 06/16-08/31 between LaGuardia and Chicago.

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Book One Flight And Get 90 Days Of USAirways And Star Alliance Silver Elite Status!

Friday, June 11th, 2010

USAirways Silver Trial Status Linky

You need to book a non-refundable flight for the Silver status to take effect.  I found a one-way flight from PIT to LGA on 07/14 for $43+tax=$54.  Can you find cheaper?

With Star Alliance Silver you and all companions booked on your itinerary will get 2 free bags when you fly on Star Alliance carriers like Continental, United, or USAirways. You may also get upgrades on USAirways and people have reported being able to get Economy Plus seating at the airport when flying United.
With bag fees as high as they are these days it can be worth doing this just for the free bags for an upcoming trip!

-Allow one to seven days for Silver Preferred trial status to take effect following ticket purchase date.
-Silver Preferred trial status will be valid for 90 days
-Only tickets purchased at usairways.com will qualify
-The last date to register and purchase a qualifying ticket is August 15, 2010; travel must begin by Sept 15, 2010.
-If you’ve done an elite match or trial elite status with USAirways within the last 24 months you will not qualify for this program.

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SIZZLING!!! HURRY!!! Join BMI Airline Diamond Club And Get Free Star Alliance Silver Elite Status And 2,000 Miles!!!

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Update: DEAD!

Originally posted on 04/07:

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Offer Linky

You will get Star Alliance Silver status and 2,000 miles immediately upon opening your account.

Star Alliance Silver is extremely valuable for anyone who doesn’t yet have elite status on a Star Alliance carrier.  As you can see from dansdeals.com/baggage, Star Alliance Silver members get 2 free 50 pound checked bags for themselves and all traveling companions in their reservation when flying Star Alliance airlines such as Continental, United, and USAirways.  You’ll also get other benefits like priority standby (very useful when there are lots of canceled flights!) and elite security lines which take some of the hassle out of traveling.

“Silver status will be awarded for 12 months, during which time members will need to earn a further 16,000 membership status miles to maintain Silver status ”

HT: levidess viaGary

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Double Elite And Redeemable Miles On USAirways!!!

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Offer Registration Linky

USAirways has started off the 2010 fun with the year’s first double miles promo!

You will get double elite and redeemable miles for flying on USAirways between 04/13 and 06/15.

You must register before booking the flights to be eligible.

So, which airline is going to be the first to match?

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HURRY! Free Virgin Atlantic Top-Tier Gold Elite Status!

Friday, April 9th, 2010

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Signup Linky

Gold Elite Benefits Linky

I just signed up and logged into my new account at virginatlantic.com and it already shows me as a top-tier Gold Elite member!

HT: Efrayim K, via Gary

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Starwood Platinum Members Now Get Free In-Room Internet Access At All Starwood Hotels!

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Starwood Free Internet Announcement Linky

Joy!

As a top-tier Hyatt and Starwood elite I can now travel the world freely and not have to worry about hotels at either chain charging me $50/night to get online!

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Free Hyatt Platinum Status!

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Free Hyatt Platinum Status Linky

-New members can join Hyatt and automatically receive Platinum status.  Current members must call to register for Platinum status.

-You will remain Platinum for 180 days.  If you spend 5 nights in a Hyatt hotelwithin that timeframe your status will be extended through 02/29/12.

-If you spend 15 nights in a Hyatt hotel within 180 days you will receive top-tier Diamond status through 02/29/12.

Among other benefits Platinums and Diamonds receive free internet access at Hyatt’s worldwide. Diamonds receive 4 confirmed Suite upgrades annually.

HT: FT

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Continental Launches Systemwide Upgrades!

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

With the upcoming reciprocal upgrades between Continental and United elite flyers you knew this announcement couldn’t be far off. It matches United’s Global Services membership level and systemwide upgrades for United 1K flyers. Now when will Continental build an economy plus section on their planes?

Continental just announced that they will reward flyers who earn 100K elite flyers with 4 one-way systemwide upgrade certificates.  The upgrade certificates are valid from any fare paid.  Currently only AA allows the use of systemwide upgrade certificates with any fare.  And Continental’s new BusinessFirst cabin is light-years ahead of AA’s next generation business class.  Systemwide upgrade earned in 2010 must be used by 02/28/12.

Systemwide upgrades will be fully transferable! They are valid to anywhere Continental flies. A one-way upgrade will upgrade the entire one-way ticket, regardless of the number of segments.

Also for high-spend Platinums there is a new top-tier elite level called Presidential Platinum for people that fly 75K elite miles and spend $30K/year.  They’ll get confirmed upgrades 6 days before the flight and a free presidential plus mastercard which includes a presidents club membership.  Flyers that have 4 million lifetime elite miles will get lifetime Presidential Platinum status.

Both programs start 01/01/10.

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USAirways Race To Preferred Status!

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Offer Linky

If you fly the following amounts on USAirways between 10/01/09-12/25/09 you will get fast-tracked to elite status valid through 02/28/11.

Registration is not required.

It’s a cute twist on the double elite miles promo offered by AA, Continental, and United, but it seems to have been made without giving any thought to how it might upset current USAirways elite members who have been flying the whole year to attain elite status and don’t gain anything with the promo.

-Fly 7,500 miles or 10 segments and earn Silver Preferred status
-Fly 15,000 miles or 20 segments and earn Gold Preferred status
-Fly 22,500 miles or 30 segments and earn Platinum Preferred status
-Fly 30,000 miles or 40 segments and earn Chairman’s Preferred status

HT: Moshe S.

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Continental Matches Double Elite Miles Promo!

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Continental Double Elite Miles Registration Linky

Wow the bookings must be really bad for the airlines to resort to a double elite miles twice in a year!

At any rate Continental has finally matched the double elite miles promo initiated by AA and matched by United for travel between 09/09/09 and 12/15/09.

With all of these double elite miles promos there’s really no excuse to be paying for checked baggage or flying in coach ;)

HT: Shawn

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The Match Is In: Earn Double Elite Qualifying Miles On United!

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Offer Registration Linky

Same terms as AA’s offer, except it starts for travel from 09/03 and you get to choose between double elite miles and double elite segments! People that fly many short flights or flights with stops may have an easier time attaining elite status via flight segments that via miles.

And now we wait while Continental and Delta figure out what to do about balancing the need for incremental revenue versus bloating their elite ranks.

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It’s Back! Earn Double Elite Qualifying Miles On AA!

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Related: Double flown AA redeemable miles for CT, NJ, and NY residents.

Offer Registration Linky

AA is offering a double elite miles promo for an unprecedented second time in a calendar year!

Registration is required prior to travel, previously booked travel will earn double elite miles!

Valid on flights flown between 09/02-12/15.

United to match in 3, 2, 1…

There is also an elite rewards offer to register for at the same link.

HT: GF

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Free USAirways Silver Preferred Elite Status For 90 Days!

Monday, August 10th, 2009

Offer Linky

Sign up by 08/31, the status will last 90 days.  It will take about a day for the status to take effect after registering for the offer.

Silver Preferred gets you and your companion space available upgrades, free choice seats, 500 mile minimum earning per segment, 2 free checked bags, 25% bonus miles, free standby, priority check-in/security/boarding lines, and Star Alliance Silver status with reciprocal benefits and waived baggage fees on other Star Alliance carriers.

HT: FT

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Have Hyatt Platinum Status? Get Trial Diamond Status And 4 Confirmed Suite Upgrades!

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

Related: Free Trial Period Of Platinum Elite Status At Hyatt


First off, a little background information on the Hyatt program:

Hyatt has 2 elite levels, Platinum and Diamond.

Platinum status normally requires 5 stays in a year. It is also given out for free (but only once in a lifetime) as a status match to anyone with elite status at another hotel chain or to Continental Presidential Plus Mastercard holders.

Platinum status gets you free internet access, the best room within your reserved category, and bonus points at Hyatt hotels.

Diamond status normally requires 25 stays in a year. It is also given out for free (but only once in a lifetime) as a status match to anyone with at least 10 stays at another hotel chain.

Diamond status gets you upgraded to Regency or Grand club rooms based on availability at check-in. As a diamond member you also get 4 confirmed upgrades to a suite per year.

If you already have Platinum status you can login to your Hyatt account, use the contact Hyatt Gold Passport form and ask “to be enrolled in the 2DTRIAL2 promotion for the upgrade to Diamond membership”.

You must send an email requesting Diamond status by 08/30. You will be given Diamond status through 12/31/09 as well as 4 electronic suite upgrade certificates. In order to maintain the Diamond status through 02/11 you will have to have 15 stays by 12/31/09.

If you already have Diamond status you can also ask to be enrolled in the 2DTRIAL2 promotion and you’ll be able to requalify with only 15 stays instead of 25.

Last year Hyatt’s incredible faster free nights promotion ran from 09/01-12/31, all indications are that they will probably aim for a similar timeframe this year, so it shouldn’t be too hard to hit 15 stays…

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AAdvantage Lifetime Platinum!

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Well, I finally hit 2,000,000 AA miles which means that I now have lifetime Platinum status.

American Airlines is the only airline in the world that counts all earned miles towards million miler/lifetime elite status! Every other airline only counts actual flight miles to attain lifetime elite status.

I joined the AA program in 2002, hit 1,000,000/Lifetime Gold in 2007, and now have over 2,000,000 miles!

Between churning cards, a 14 flight/36 hour mileage run, and the alive and kicking US mint deal it was actually not so hard.

So, What’s in your wallet? :)

When you hit 1,000,000 you get 8 500-mile domestic upgrade stickers if you live in North America, or 4 one-way international upgrades certificates if you live outside North America.

When you hit 2,000,000 AA miles you get 4 one-way international upgrades regardless of where you live.

As the lifetime program is completely undocumented, it is liable to change at any time. There have been rumors for some time now that AA wants to go to actual flight miles for lifetime status, but lacks the technology to go back and see how every member actually earned their miles.

For now all miles earned, whether by flying, opening credit cards, or transfers from Starwood, count towards lifetime status. Even if you spend miles, your lifetime counter does not decrease.

You can check your own progress towards lifetime status on AA.com where it lists your total program miles to date.

I got a kick out of the first line of the congratulatory letter, “When you first became a million miler, you may not have thought about the next threshold…” Well they obviously don’t know their customer too well do they? ;)

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Airtran Cuts Elite Status Requirements!

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Airtran has slashed the requirements to become elite in half!

You now have to fly 10 A+ flight credits within 90 days or 25 with a year to become elite. A one-way flight in coach earns 1 credit, in business class it earns 1.5 credits.

Main benefit: As an elite on Airtran you and a companion get a free upgrade at the gate if it’s available.  (It’s fairly reliable-I’ve never missed an upgrade ever!)

You are also able to transfer credits to any member for free and everyone on your itinerary can check 2 bags for free.

Airtran elites also get top-tier elite benefits with Frontier as well.

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Mileage Run Anyone? AA Launches $198+ Boston-West Coast Fares!

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Update: AA and United now both have fares between Boston and Los Angeles for $79+ each way for a total of just $179 round trip with all taxes! A RT flight will earn 15,666 redeemable miles and 10,444 elite qualifying miles!

Originally posted on 03/31:

AA has filed fares for $99 each way between Boston and Los Angeles, San Francisco, or San Diego.
With all taxes the round-trip price should be about $219. Same-day turnarounds are permitted.
Travel is valid between 04/29 and 06/17. Travel on Sundays and Fridays will be more.
Sample valid flight:
05/05, AA192, LAX-BOS, 10:15pm-6:50am.
05/06, AA25, BOS-LAX, 8:20am-11:45am.

Use aa.com’s “price and schedule” feature for help finding cheap days to fly.

You can combine 2 great promotions on these routes.
-Triple Redeemable miles.
-Double elite miles.

Thus the miles earned for non-elites, for a single RT flight, Boston to/from:
-Los Angeles: 15,666 redeemable miles, 10,444 elite qualifying miles.
-San Francisco: 16,224 redeemable miles, 10,816 elite qualifying miles.
-San Diego: 15,528 redeemable miles, 10,351 elite qualifying miles.
Of course Gold elites will also earn their 25% redeemable mileage bonus, and Platinum/EXP elites will earn their 100% redeemable mileage bonus.

There is no limit to the number of bonus miles that can be earned.

-Gold elite can be earned on AA by earning 25,000 elite qualifying miles in a calender year.
-Platinum elite can be earned on AA by earning 50,000 elite qualifying miles in a calender year.
-Executive Platinum elite can be earned on AA by earning 100,000 elite qualifying miles in a calender year.
Elite status earned by flying in 2009 would last until 02/28/11.

Lifetime Gold elite status can also be earned by banking 1,000,000 redeemable elite miles. Lifetime Platinum elite status is earned by banking 2,000,000 redeemable elite miles. AA is the only airline that counts redeemable elite miles (as opposed to elite qualifying miles) for earning million miler status.

Good luck, and if you do go (or are considering going) on a mileage run be sure to write about it in the comments!

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United Matches Continental’s Allowance Of Previously Booked Tickets To Count For Double Elite Miles!

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Related:
AA/United 2X Elite Offer
Continental 2X Elite Offer

United has relented and will now allow you to register to receive double elite miles even on previously purchased flights. This leaves AA and Delta as the only airlines not allowing tickets bought before the double elite miles promo to earn double elite miles.

Instructions:
-Call 1-800-421-4655
-Say “Manage My Account”
-Enter Mileage Plus number
-Enter ZIP code
-Say “More Options”
-Say “Register for a promotion”
-Say “MPW999″ or something like “M as in Mary, P as Paul, W as in W, the number 9, the number 9, the number 9″
-It will say “Double EQM Ticketing Exception MPW029″
-Say “yes” to confirm
-It will confirm registration.”

Thanks to this FT posting for the info!

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Delta Launches Bogus “Triple” Elite-Qualifying Miles Promotion…

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Related:
AA/United Offer
Continental Offer

Delta Offer Registration Linky

Oh boy does the Delta marketing team know how to work PR spin.

AA started off the fun offering double elite miles on newly purchased tickets, which United soon matched.  Continental then offered double elite miles even if the tickets had already been purchased. None of these airlines made restrictions regarding what kind of fare you booked with.

Now Delta is touting up to “triple elite miles.”

The reason it is bogus is simple, the only fares that will earn “triple” elite miles are business/first and full-fare coach tickets that anyway earn 150% elite miles. (Specifically fares booked in codes: J, C, D, S, I, F, A, Y, B, M) Those fares will now earn 300%, or double the normal rate.

Tickets booked in non-discount coach (fare codes: H, Q, K) will earn 200% elite miles.

All other regular discount coach fares that the vast majority of people buy (fare codes: L, U, T) will not earn any bonus elite miles.

The “promotion” is valid for flights booked abd flown on between March 23 and June 15, 2009.

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SMOKING HOT! DOUBLE ELITE QUALIFYING MILES ON CONTINENTAL!

Friday, March 20th, 2009

For the first time since just after 9/11, Continental has just released a double elite qualifying miles offer in response to AA and United’s offer!

Double EQM’s Offer Registration Linky

Best of all, unlike AA and United’s offer there are no exclusions for previously bought tickets!

All travel between 03/20 and 06/15 will earn double elite qualifying miles!

While most of the other airlines often have yearly elite qualifying mile promotions, Continental has traditionally been very careful about offering any sort of elite shortcut.

In my opinion Continental’s bottom and mid-tier Silver and Gold status levels are the best of any domestic airline.  Silver status requires 25,000 elite qualifying miles flown in a calendar year, while Gold requires 50,000. Status earned now will last until February 28, 2011.  Benefits from being elite include 2 free checked bags for you and your companions, bonus miles on each flight, free upgrades to the best domestic first class product, and even free upgrades on non-BusinessFirst international routes. Here is the list of elite benefits on Continental.

On Y and B coach fares (which are automatically upgraded for elites at the time of booking) as well as on all Business/First fares you will now earn at least 250% elite qualifying miles. Thus a single BusinessFirst flight from NYC to Israel will make you elite.

Continental’s upper-tier Platinum level however is altogether disappointing, and is nowhere near the benefits of upper-tier Executive Platinum on AA. The only redeeming factor is that Continental Platinum only requires 75,000 elite qualifying miles, while AA’s EXP level requires 100,000 elite qualifying miles.

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SMOKING HOT!!! Earn Double Elite Qualifying Miles On AA And United!

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

Now you can earn elite status twice as fast!

AA Offer Registration Linky

Earn double Elite Qualifying Miles on tickets bought and used between 03/18 and 06/15. Registration is required prior to travel.


UA Offer Registration Linky

Earn double Elite Qualifying Miles on tickets bought and used between 03/19 and 06/15. Registration is required prior to travel.

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Free Gold Elite Status In The Choice Privileges Program!

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Offer Linky

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Double Elite Qualifying Miles On USAirways Through March 31!

Friday, February 6th, 2009

Offer Linky

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Free Hilton Gold VIP Status!

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Related Hilton HHonors AMEX Linky (No annual fee)

Hilton HHonors Signup Linky

Use code: CTCH

HT: E, via dansdeals.com/forums

You can read about all of the benefits of Hilton Gold over at the dansdeals.com/forums thread.

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AA To Start Charging For ChAAlenges…

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Rumor has it that on or around 10/15 AA will start charging $80 for the Gold Elite ChAAlenge, and $150 for the Platinum Elite ChAAlenge.

The chAAlenge, which has always been free to try for up until this point, is AA’s fast-track program for elite status.  There is no limit to the amount of times you can go for a chAAlenge.

You can read more about the ChAAlenge from what I wrote about it in April of 2006.

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Complimentary United Premier Executive Status?

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Quite a few people have emailed me a link for a free 90 trial for mid-tier “1P” status on United.

I’m sure it’s targetted and therefore probably won’t work, but hey it only takes a second to register so why not!

Complimentary United Premier Executive Status Registration Linky

The T’s and C’s say that you must register by 06/30 and to allow 2 weeks for your online status to be updated.  You will not receive a 1P card, but you will receive all 1P benefits such as free Economy plus seating, free international lounge access, bonus flight miles, and free checked luggage for you and your companions.

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