Hi all, I just got a status match with Alaska air and got MVP Status.. I generally travel overseas a couple times a year and some domestic flights which generally grant me a silver status in one of the airline companies.. I know that as soon as I finish my PhD I will travel more often for business but right now thats all I can get. So, my question is, I have Premier Silver UA, Silver Medallion DL and MVP with Alaska, for next year I would like to know what you guys think would be the best to try to keep or invest to maybe go Gold. I know that UA and DL are in Star Alliance and Sky Team, respectively, but for flying in US it seems like Alaska offers more opportunities for upgrade in different airlines (which could be a plus for me..) I don't know, any help? Ideas? I also know that Delta is terrible to get flight awards and UA is awesome (even with the new rules) if I want to get one in Economy. How is Alaska for that? By the way, I will be flying mostly with partners, not Alaska, since I live in Charlotte, NC! Hope you guys can help me to make the right decision!