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Best Frequent Flyer Program Strategy

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by djc_45, Aug 10, 2017 at 6:34 PM.

  1. djc_45

    djc_45 Reader

    Hi team,

    I am at a crossroads with my frequent flyer programs and I would like to ask advice on the best strategy moving forward.

    I live in New York City currently. I used to live in Seattle so I have been an Alaska Airlines member since 1998. I have been happy crediting most of my flights in the US to them (Delta, American etc) as well as international flights on BA, AA, Qantas, KLM etc. With Delta leaving the Alaska airlines partners and the upcoming changes with AA, I am wondering what my best strategy is from January 1, 2018?

    I have MVP status now and I most likely will obtain MVP Gold by the end of this year.

    Since I am based in NYC, it seems to make sense to maybe do a status match to AA, Delta or United? I am also a Mileage Plus member on United but with no status.

    I am also wondering if I need to combine a new frequent flyer program with a new credit card to maximize the opportunities, points, lounge access etc.

    Any assistance with strategy for my next steps will be appreciated! Thanks!