9 Ways to Get Airline Status Faster

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.moneytalksnews.com/2012/01/19/9-ways-to-get-airline-status-faster/

    They cut in line, get bags checked for free, and then get upgraded to first class. Who are these lucky elites? They’re savvy fliers who have obtained what’s called status in their airline’s frequent flier program.

    The traditional way to obtain status in a frequent flier program is simple: just fly every week and wait until your new status card arrives in the mail. Yet as companies cut their employee travel budget, many have lost their elite status – and now must pay baggage fees and wait in lines with everyone else.

    If you’re on the verge of losing your elite status or have never enjoyed it in the first place, don’t give up hope. Here’s how to reach and maintain elite status with your airline’s frequent flier program…
     
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    Heck, DL let people outright BUY MQM's last year! ;)
     
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    Good find... I completely agree with #s 4 & 8 !
     
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  4. MSPeconomist
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    It's not terribly helpful to post this in January when many have already lost status and it's too late to do an end of year MR, etc.
     
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    Even more the story ran in Jan -- i.e.y one day ago -- so it's a case of an editor holding a story and not realizing it was time dated. Should have been run in late Nov. to do their readers any good.

    Am I impressed with this publication's ability to publish stories on a timely basis?

    The next thing they run may be how to get world series tickees !

    DTWBOB
     
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    Maybe in the fall they will have an article on travel arrangements for the London Olympics!
     
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