Old Jan 12, 19, 3:05 pm
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frandrake
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
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Programs: BAEC Gold, UAMP Silver, HH Silver, IHG Gold Elite, Sixt Gold
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LOL

Setting aside for a second that it is indeed odd to choose a career and a lifestyle just based on a airline status, we can transform this in a question like: what industries are more likely to offer a generous travel policy?

The answer in my experience is quite easy and obvious: follow the money.

If you work for profit rich industries in one of the top 3-4 companies, you would probably get J class travel quite easily even if not very senior. You also need a regional or global role, so that travel is instrumental in achieving your goals and can happen without you begging your boss for it.

Interestingly (and again quite obviously) I must say that when I was travelling mostly Y and I needed status the most, it was very hard to attain and retain. Now that I climbed the ladder and always travel (LH) in J, status is easy to attain/retain but less useful as most perks come with the tariff anyway.
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