Going for Gold: How to Achieve Airline Status

Neal KUSHWAHA published a LinkedIn article on how to achieve airline status.


Although my flights in 2017 included return trips to Scottsdale AZ USA, San Jose CA USA, Tallinn Estonia, Lisbon Portugal, Boston MA USA, Atlanta GA USA, and Cancun MX, I didn’t organize my travel well enough to maintain Gold Status with Star Alliance. Sadly, I also lost my M Life gold status with the MGM in Las Vegas too.

That got me thinking: Now that I need to start from scratch, what is the shortest path to achieve “Gold” Status and maintain it. My research, including reading and a pile of international phone calls, got me thinking that I should share my recently acquired knowledge with others (and document it so that I don’t forget it)!

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