Old May 15, 14, 9:50 am
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: SEA
Programs: AS MVPG 75K, Marriott Titanium
Posts: 1,315
Originally Posted by koopas View Post
Hi all,

I'm about to requalify for Gold 75K after a trip I'm taking today. What is your mileage-earning strategy after reaching the highest elite tier? Do you keep banking your miles with Alaska's mileage plan (with 100% bonus for Golds) or do you start accruing miles on other programs such as Delta or American to make status there?

The majority of my flying is international on Alaska's Skyteam partners (Delta, Air France, KLM) and British Airways.

I'm interested in your thoughts...

I would status match to *A to diversify my options to redeem, even with the spend component to UA's program. Making 75K in ~6 months is more than enough spend to make it worth while.

You already have access to DL, AA, BA, EK, CX... reward inventories through Mileageplan.

Start earning on UA and you'll get access to LH, LX, TG, NG... and have the whole world pretty much covered.
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