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LATAM status match

LATAM Pass Offering Status Match For US (useful for Delta benefits)

We've seen numerous airline status match opportunities over the last couple of years and there's another one available now from LATAM. The appeal of this status match will be limited due to its usefulness...

Delta may walk back some of their recently announced changes

Two weeks ago Delta announced huge changes to their SkyMiles elite program and to their Sky Club admission policies.  These changes were so unpopular that many, many people vowed to give up their Delta...
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JetBlue offering very generous status match to Delta elite members

The Delta pile-on continues. Following their awful changes for people wanting to qualify for SkyMiles elite status, Alaska Airlines launched a status match opportunity to try to steal formerly loyal SkyMiles members to their...
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[Free Carnival cruise is back] How to get free cruises by gaming casino status...

Free cruises sound like a scam, but it is currently possible to turn elite status earned from a single $95 credit card into months worth of free cruises and free hotel nights if you...

My first steps towards divorcing Delta’s elite program

On Sunday, I signed up for the Alaska status match designed for disgruntled Delta elites.  That should give me Alaska MVP Gold 75K status for 90 days and then once I sign up for...
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Alaska Airlines offering status match to draw disappointed Delta frequent flyers

If Delta's elite status changes have you down, Alaska Airlines would like to turn that frown around: Alaska Mileage Plan is offering a very generous elite status match through October 31, 2023 whereby you...

Roll your own airline elite status

You can get elite treatment without paying the price for elite-level loyalty.  This week on Frequent Miler on the Air, we talk the perks of investing your time, money and effort in elite status...

(Targeted) Earn 4.5k-13.5k Bonus American Airlines Loyalty Points Via Credit Card Spend

This past week American Airlines sent out targeted offers to some cardholders. I received an offer giving bonus Loyalty Points when spending enough on one of their credit cards in October and/or November, while...

Earn elite status: AA vs Delta vs United

Now that Delta has moved to a single metric for earning elite status (see: Delta’s 2024 elite program - it ain’t pretty), it's interesting to compare the requirements for earning elite status among the...

Delta’s new elite requirements: Blatant copies of United

I knew that the general idea of Delta's new elite requirements seemed to follow United and AA's lead (see: Delta’s 2024 elite program - it ain’t pretty), but until I started crunching the numbers...

Frontier Status Match From Hotel Or Airline Programs

Frontier Airlines has another year-end promotion where you can "match" status from other airline, cruise and hotel programs. In reality, the promo is Frontier selling status to elite members of other programs. There's no...

American Airlines back with instant status pass for Hyatt Elite Members (targeted)

Hyatt and American Airlines have offered reciprocal benefits for elite members in one or both of the programs for several years, involving points-earning and promotions such as earning 1,000 bonus AAdvantage miles when staying...

Delta’s 2024 elite program: it ain’t pretty

Delta has officially released the news about changes to their elite program for 2024 and beyond.  Yikes.  As I predicted, they're settling on a single metric for earning elite status: MQDs (Medallion Qualifying Dollars). ...
Hyatt American Airlines Partnership

New American Airlines / Hyatt status match & challenge; get Globalist with 20 nights

A few years ago American Airlines and Hyatt launched a partnership offering reciprocal benefits and earnings. At times we've seen status matches and challenges and a new opportunity has started today which gives temporary...

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