Dear forum members, Greetings to you all from me. When I go through some of the threads it seems there exists altogether a new world of FFP enthusiasts. Yes I was a bit surprised to see how seriously it is taken by people. I have a query and I hope you all will be able to help me, especially those with experience of elite status with different airlines. From July onwards I’ll start to fly to international locations. I’ll be changing my base locations also during this time from Jakarta to Macau to Saigon to Hanoi. I’ll be flying to other countries in Asia for a while. From November onwards, I’ll be staying at Dubai for one and half years. During this time I’ll be flying to India, South America, Oceania, Europe and Asia. All my travels are going to be Business class. Since all my tickets are going to be paid by my employer including my annual holidays I do not think I’ll be using my miles except gift to others if possible. (George Clooney, “Oh. I’d like to transfer some of my miles. Can you open up an account under the name of _____”. Up In The Air. If this really happens in reality then I’d do it someday.) When I read the threads I see people consider point to become elite, lounge access, burn ratio. I’ll have lounge access on each occasion; I’ll reach elite status of most of the airlines as I’ll be travelling frequently. So I need to consider the soft skills of the airlines towards the elite status members. I’ve read like greeting the passenger with name, seat allocation, food etc.. I have read how the elite members get personalized services. This is where the experienced members will be able to really share their views and opinions and guide me on the various aspects. Here are few questions on my mind: If I get premier status on one airline’s ffp in the alliance then will all the airlines provide me with the same kind of special treatment as the ffp airline? If I become premier member of the founder airlines will it give any added advantage? Is there a hierarchy in the alliance? Eg: Will the elite member of LH get a priority over elite member of TG by a third airline? I went through the PPS club features of Singapore air, I was amused to see the features mentioned. Do all airlines go that far for the elite members? I’m sure there are many more things that must be there and need to be considered before choosing the FFP. I’ll be thankful if some of you can educate me. So I can take an informed decision. Initially I plan to focus on *A and 1w only. Regards.