Elite Status

Here are all the posts I've ever written on the topic of Elite Status.

Receive Free Admirals Club Access with Airberlin Status Match

Airberlin is offering a very open-ended status match offer to its Topbonus Gold tier, as I first learned from Head for Points. This includes Sapphire status with the oneworld Alliance, of which American Airlines is a member. And among the many benefits of … [Read more...]

The Best Airline Loyalty Programs in 2015

As I did earlier this week for the best hotel loyalty programs, it's now time for the third annual comparison of airline loyalty programs! A lot has changed since last year's edition, and I put off this project for many reasons. It's intimidating. I'm sure I … [Read more...]

Southwest Airlines Offering a Companion Pass after Three Trips

Southwest Airlines is attempting to grow quickly in the Atlanta area after completing its integration of AirTran Airways. AirTran had -- and Delta still has -- a large hub in Atlanta, so Southwest is making it clear that it intends to capture a larger share of … [Read more...]

Hertz Providing Status to Delta SkyMiles Elite Members

Several weeks ago I described a new partnership between United Airlines and Hertz, in which some United elite members would get complimentary elite status with Hertz and Hertz would become the only car rental agency to offer discounts to United customers. They … [Read more...]

American Offers More Bonus Miles to Elite Members on Expensive Fares

American Airlines just announced plans to join Alaska Airlines in emphasizing the value of its distance-based loyalty program as competitors United Airlines and Delta Air Lines move to a revenue-based program. The majority of travelers will earn fewer miles … [Read more...]