I was reading some threads - Eightback just mentioned Emirates have about 5 million members.
Does anyone have any idea what percentage are Golds ? Or Silvers ?
I was on a flight from Accra to Dubai and i was the only Gold in J ( so i was told ). I connected to BOM and asked the head crew member who welcomed me he said approx 10 Golds in J out of 42 seats - thats 25 % ?
Anyone have a rough idea?
May 26, 10, 5:50 pm
If you believe the latest online data, total Skywards membership is probably now around the 5.8 to 6 million mark. Allegedly, around 2 members a minute join the program.
My personal belief re total amount of elites (ie Golds) would be 1% of the total base (ie 58,000). This is in-line with other carriers numbers (or percentages).
Obviously the amount of Gold's on any one flight is always going to depend on routes you fly. DXB would be an elite heavy hub, because of the sheer concentration of membership there.
My 2 main cities (MEL & SIN) aren't. I have flown the SIN-MEL route 5 times in May and from what I can see - there are no more than 4-5 Golds on this flight (across all cabins). I always try and take a peek at the sheet at the lounge reception (showing total pax travelling in F/J/Y who are allowed lounge access). For example, my last flight from MEL-SIN on Tues, I was the only Gold in Y, with a total PAX count of around 260 (out of 304 in Y).
Others may disagree with the total number of Golds and the 2010 changes to the program may see a slight rationalisation of the numbers.
Elite details are closely guarded by airlines. The only way for sure we will find out is if we can get someone from Skywards to spill the beans!
May 26, 10, 7:52 pm
I was on a flight from Accra to Dubai and i was the only Gold in J ( so i was told ).
The Gold members on the ACC-DXB vv flights overwhelmingly consist of traders from Accra and Abidjan connecting onward to Guangzhou, India and other Asian points. It is not uncommon to see 100 Gold/Silver members on the Accra flights, almost all in Economy. This is likely to change this year though as many traders are unlikely to requalify using the Saver fares that tend to be booked.