In part two of the CNN Business Traveller “Mileage Millionaires” segment for January, I do feature somewhat prominently. Frequent commenter on this blog, Gene, makes an appearance talking about the recent US Airways 250% holiday shopping promotion.
I found interesting that at 4:25, Richard Quest does the elite status card throwdown. Assuming he was using his own cards for this, he’s got:
Hilton Hhonors Silver
Hertz Five Star
He opened by tossing out a Citibank American Airlines credit card. C’mon Richard, that had better not be your primary mileage accumulating credit card.
He also tossed out a card he identified as Platinum, it was blue in color and I couldn’t make out the program, it was right after Hyatt Diamond, before Hertz Five Star. Anyone catch what that was?
There were also two cards, identified as “Basic” and “Privilege” that weren’t shown on screen so I can only speculate.
He’s a United 1K. I respect that. His choice of hotels is clearly Starwood and Hyatt, again good choices. Hilton deserves to be only Silver. I guess I’m a little bit surprised that he’s only an Ambassador and not Royal Ambassador with Intercontinental. Perhaps he earned that through a promotion, or was a Royal Ambassador and received it free when he was downgraded…?