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Elite Status Airline status for 2020 & 2021

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by Max007DeUS, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. Max007DeUS

    Max007DeUS Reader

    Any thoughts on whether airlines will lower (re-)qualification requirements for frequent flyer programs? Being and AA EXP I’d be particularly curious as to your thoughts about what AA night do.

    Needless to say, I embrace the disclaimer you use in most of your recent post re there being more important things to worry about.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. rickyw

    rickyw Well-Known Member

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    I think the precedent has now been set to just extend everyone's 2020 status into 2021, so it's only a matter of time before others follow. But, as Ben (and you) says in his posts, there's no need to announce anything yet.
     
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  3. Mike Bach

    Mike Bach Reader

    Lucky,

    I'd love your perspective on something that seems a "no-brainer" to me.

    Immediately after 9-11, airlines announced that they were rolling over FF status earned the year prior to go through 2002. This gave loyal fliers confidence their favorite airline was standing behind them.

    Why aren't the major airlines taking a similar stance now? They ask a lot to earn top-tier status - they should be willing to roll-over status earned by end 2019 through all of 2021.

    Is it simply because its earlier in the year and the airlines think we'll somehow "catch-up"?

    What's your take on this situation? Why won't DL, AA, UA and SW just simply do the "right thing" here and stand by their loyal fliers?
     
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  4. Tiffany

    Tiffany One Mile At A Time

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    Gia Well-Known Member

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    Rumors are that AA will extend current status another year. It’s only a rumor at this point. The airlines have every incentive to entice people to come back. In times when I thought about leaving AA for DL, one lingering consideration was the loss of status for a year in the process. Losing status, might just cause elite flyers to move to another airline. My reading of the tea leaves is that status will be extended. Let’s hope!
     
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