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Airline elite status is an interesting thing. To some, it is a coveted attainment that they have no intention of ever letting go. For others, it is simply the result of being a road warrior for whatever jobs sends them through the sky on a routine basis.
For even others (such as me), it is something that they’ll likely never obtain, at least to the levels at which you get any real value out of it. Therefore, I don’t really find it worth pursuing or even worrying about. Here’s why:
The loyalty bar is too high for any real benefit
As a predominantly leisure traveler, I typically don’t fly enough to qualify for elite status. Even if I booked all my paid tickets on the same carrier, I would be hard pressed to qualify for even the lowest tier with any of the…