It is Never Too Early to Think About Qualifying for Elite Status Next Year…
Ahh…it is now September.
Soon, the temperatures will start cooling and the leaves will start changing color and falling — unless you live in the southern hemisphere, in which case temperatures will start warming and the leaves will sprout.
Either way, the end of the year is quickly approaching, and it is never too early to think about requalifying for elite status in your favourite frequent traveler program.
Many different FlyerTalk forums — whether they are airline, hotel or car rental forums — have threads which give key advice and valuable information on how to attain elite status for next year while saving as much money as possible. For example, the A Challenge: The Least-Expensive Way to Get The Most MQMs? thread in the Delta forum reappears every year to help Delta Air Lines SkyMiles members acquire enough Medallion Qualification Miles to achieve SkyMiles Medallion status for the following year.
How does one find such threads that harbor valuable information? For starters, see if the forum has a “sticky” thread that contains links to such threads. Also, you can send a private message to one of the moderators of a specific forum and simply ask. Your friendly FlyerTalk moderator will be more than happy to assist you and point you in the right direction.