Obviously I'm a super newbie here so be gentle. Do I lose my status when I use my miles? I'm a whopping silver medallin skymiles member but will be gold in two weeks when I fly roundtrip to KSA again next week. If I use miles then do I lose status? Maybe a different way to ask is, is your status based on the miles you have available or the miles you've aquired (whether or not they are available to use).