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Elite Status

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Complete Guide

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Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards is a unique loyalty program that shares some characteristics common of airline loyalty programs (like priority check-in and boarding for elite members), but some more unique features (like the ability...

Spirit Airlines offers weird status match challenge

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Spirit Airlines Free Spirit is offering a status match challenge for members of the major US airline programs who have elite status with a competing program. You can match right up to Spirit Gold status,...

Delta Platinum elite status without flying

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Amex and Delta are offering fantastic welcome bonuses for their ultra-premium Delta Reserve cards.  In the past it has frequently been possible to get 10,000 MQMs (Medallion Qualifying Miles) when signing up for the...

Delta Upgrade Certificates can now be used for award & Miles + Cash flights

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We shared the news earlier that Delta now displays upgrade availability in the search results for Platinum and Diamond members on paid flights. Reader AG subsequently commented to advise that this feature is available...

Delta now shows upgrade certificate availability in search results!

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A reader reached out today with a great find: when logged into his account as a diamond elite member, he discovered that Delta.com now shows upgrade availability in flight search results! When logged in as...

Marriott double elite nights not (yet) working as expected

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Update 3/3/21: We received word from Marriott today.  Everyone should see the correct number of elite nights within 14 days after checkout.  If not, contact Marriott for help.  Here's the specific wording from Marriott:...
Alaska Airlines Status Match

(EXPIRED) Alaska Airlines Offering Status Match (Not Challenge) From Delta, United & Southwest

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Alaska Airlines is offering a status match opportunity for people who currently have elite status with Delta, United or Southwest, although the requirements will make it hard for most people to attain. The Deal Match...

New World of Hyatt Promo: 2K points every 2 nights (2.5K for cardholders) with...

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World of Hyatt is out with a new "Bonus Journeys" promotion for the second quarter. In direct comparison to the current Jan/Feb Bonus Journeys promotion, it feels flat-out disappointing. Those who missed out on...

My Hyatt bonus points and nights posted! Here’s how to read the results…

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My points and elite nights have finally posted from my two stays at Vacation Rentals at Wild Dunes Resort.  Thanks to Hyatt's Bonus Journey's promotion, my stay was eligible for double elite nights and...

Which 40 Night Hyatt Milestone Reward should I pick?

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Reposting for those who recently earned 40 nights, or soon will... Many hotel loyalty programs offer extra perks when you reach different thresholds of elite status.  Hyatt does too, but they also reward members with...

Best Western slashes elite requirements for 2021 (Woo Hoo!)

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Best Western has slashed elite requirements for 2021 in half.  Now, aspiring Best Western elites can earn coveted status with as few as 5 nights or 3 stays or 5,000 points.  Woo hoo!  That...

Marriott launches easy elite status for 2021 and cheaper saver awards

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Update Feb 6: Many members are having trouble registering for this promotion. It is not targeted. According to Loyalty Lobby, Marriott has advised members to first make sure that their account preference is set to...

Hyatt Points Advance: The Globalist perk you didn’t know about

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If you're a regular Frequent Miler reader, then chances are good that you either have Hyatt's top-tier Globalist status, are well on your way towards it, or have at least considered pursuing it.  That's...

Official word: Marriott mixed paid / award stays will earn double credit

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When Marriott Bonvoy announced their latest promotion for double points and double elite credit, we reported being told that stays including at least one paid night would earn double elite credit (but award stays...

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