Ive never held a status with an alliance, but I hope 2012/13 will change that. I just travel for fun (Im not employed with a company that would let me travel for business) and try to travel as often as I can. I have the most miles with *A. I know to attain a status you have to actually be seated on the plane and travel from A to B. What is the easiest way though? Segments or Miles? MR? Thanks for your input!!