The Global Traveller summarizes the million-miler programs of various airlines.
So if you’re wondering what a million (or two or three) flown miles will get you with your favorite program, or whether your program requires a certain number of years at top tier, check out this comprehensive list of airline lifetime elite status.
And a special props to American, which lets you earn lifetime elite status with miles generated from any source, 1 million miles for lifetime Gold and 2 million for lifetime platinum. I have certainly less than 50,000 flown miles lifetime on American but am nearing lifetime Platinum. Here’s just hoping they don’t change the rules before I earn my last couple hundred thousand miles sometime n the next year.
And I do say comprehensive. While I’m curious if any programs are left off the list, on first pass I missed the inclusion of the Phillipine AIrlines program which publishes a million mile level. But no, it’s on there…
For those folks out there who know, does any hotel program besides Marriott offer lifetime status?