Earlier today, I was talking to my son about gifting him status, since I'm Million Miler. My wife had this gift in 2012, but my son will be in the air for business in 2013, so I'm going to switch the giftee. When he went to check in for his P.S. flight, he was just shooting the breeze with the agent and telling her that he'll have status in 2013. I don't know how full the flight was in the back, but the agent handed him his new boarding pass and told him he's about to get a taste of said status. His new seat is in row 11.