Old Feb 9, 15, 3:12 pm
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Originally Posted by FlyingBlueIvory4life View Post
Is it really easier to get status based on segments?
Absolutely, yes.

Unless all of your travel is long-haul in premium cabins, you would almost certainly attain status via number of sectors flown before you would have earned that status due to your level miles balance. The majority of status holders qualify by segments.

The problem is those fares are probably going to get you 25% miles so you might earn status but you'll have no miles to use on reward flights.
Yes, and that is the problem with Flying Blue as I said above. You will earn Award Miles much faster through spending on your credit card than you will by flying.
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