Old Aug 15, 15, 2:58 am
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darthbimmer
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: SJC/SFO
Programs: UA 1MM/*A Gold, WN A+ CP, Mar LT Tit, IHG Plat, HH Gold
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Originally Posted by bmchris View Post
I figure that, all things being equal, I can make the 250K points needed for LT in 2016. 250K points = $16,666 = 83 nights at $200/night. I project that I can make that in 2016 if nothing changes work wise. I've been doing my job for 15 years, so change next year is unlikely.
With your level of travel it's feasible to maintain both top tier status in one program and mid-tier status (or better) in another. And that's the wise thing for someone at your level to do. With two programs you maximize your ability to pick hotels based on quality/price/convenience when paying cash as well as increase your ability to find a good value when redeeming points.
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