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The Best Way to Show Off Your Elite Level Status Is…

Peruse around forums for frequent fliers — such as those on InsideFlyer and FlyerTalk — and you will find how some members brag about their elite level status and what they can do with it.

No, no, no — be nice if you are actually thinking about telling them what they can do with their elite level status.

Even worse is when…

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Earn Double Base Flight Points on JetBlue

You can earn double base flight points on all flights operated by JetBlue Airways, which will bring you closer to earning Mosaic elite level status in the TrueBlue frequent flier loyalty program within the year — but you must register for this promotion prior to eligible travel; then book your flights by…

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Sorry, Hyatt — Your Platinum Status is Not a Match For Hilton Diamond

A match to Diamond level elite status was recently offered from the Hyatt Gold Passport frequent guest loyalty program; and as I have stayed in Hyatt hotel properties in places such as Muscat and Shanghai within the past year, I thought that I would try for it as well. What would I have to lose?

I currently have…

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Altitude Program Ties Earning Elite Level Status to Spend with Altitude Qualifying Dollars Starting in 2016

Earning elite level status in the Altitude frequent flier loyalty program starting in 2017 will be tied to how much you spend annually on eligible Air Canada flights with the introduction on Friday, January 1, 2016 of Altitude Qualifying Dollars — which will represent the monetary value associated with an eligible ticket — and they will be combined with the number of either Altitude Qualifying Miles or Altitude Qualifying Segments you earn over the course of a year to determine which level of elite status you earned.

The introduction of Altitude Qualifying Dollars also…

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Cruise Line Offers a Loyalty Status Match Program

If you are a member of a loyalty program of other travel brands — such as lodging companies, tour companies or other cruising companies — one cruise line offers a loyalty status match program which you might want to consider if a cruise is in your future.

Join the MSC Voyagers Club loyalty program by MSC Cruises and receive the matching elite level status card, which will guarantee you a discount of five percent on any booking in addition to similar or higher benefit elite level status.

There are three easy steps to requesting and receiving your elite level status match…

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Enter For a Chance to Win Hyatt Gold Passport Platinum Elite Status in the Milepoint 12 Days of Christmas Gift Giveaway

On the sixth day of the Milepoint 12 Days of Christmas Gift Giveaway, you could be one of five lucky people to win Platinum elite level status in the Hyatt Gold Passport frequent guest loyalty program through 2016.

Normally earned after five qualifying stays or 15 eligible nights in a calendar year, Hyatt Gold Passport Platinum elite level status provides to you…

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Hilton HHonors to Offer Lifetime Diamond VIP Elite Level Status in 2015

If you have been wanting to achieve lifetime Diamond VIP elite level status in the Hilton HHonors frequent guest loyalty program, it appears that 2015 will be the year in which you will finally have a chance to achieve that status, according to this comment posted by HHonorsRepresentative on FlyerTalk — also known as Erin, who is an official company representative and ambassador to FlyerTalk…

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Enter For a Chance to Win a Year of Executive Emerald Club Elite Status in the Milepoint 12 Days of Christmas Gift Giveaway

On the second day of the Milepoint 12 Days of Christmas Gift Giveaway, you could be one of ten lucky people to win Executive elite level status in the National Car Rental Emerald Club frequent renter loyalty program.

Normally, you are required to earn twelve paid rentals or 40 paid rental days in a calendar year; but if you are one of the ten winners, Emerald Club Executive status is yours where you will enjoy a higher level of privileges, including…

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Should Airlines Offer Refunds if They Implement a Change in Policy in Elite Status With Little or No Advance Notice?

“So should those who have been duped by Delta get a refund if you purchased MQMs?” asked René in this article posted at Delta Points, arguing that “You see so many day in and day out Delta flyers have been, for the past 11 months, dutifully working to retain or EARN their GOLD medallion status for the 2015 medallion flying year” and then having a major change in policy — the ability to reserve a seat in the Comfort+ section within 72 hours of your flight instead of at any time for domestic flights — be announced in December to be effective as of January.

If you a SkyMiles frequent flier loyalty program member who earned Gold Medallion elite level status in 2014 to enjoy throughout 2015 and are unhappy with the new policy change, you could…

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