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Lifetime status by airline -- attempted summary

Lifetime status by airline -- attempted summary

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Sky Team
  • AF/KL: Lifetime Platinum (ST E+) after 10 consecutive years of membership at the Platinum level
  • AZ: Lifetime Freccia Alata Plus Per Sempre (ST E+) after 10 consecutive years of membership at the Freccia Alata Plus level
  • DL: Lifetime Silver (ST E), then Gold (ST E+), then Platinum (ST E+) after 1M, 2M, 4M respectively of "Medallion Qualifying Miles", i.e. from any ST flights
  • KE: Morning Calm Premium (ST E+) @ 500k miles on any ST flights; Lifetime Million Miler (ST E+) after 1M miles on any ST flights

Star Alliance
  • AC: on AC metal flights only--lifetime 50K (Elite) (*G) after 1M miles; lifetime 75K after 2M miles; lifetime 100K (SuperElite) after 3M miles
  • CA: Lifetime Platinum (*G) after 1M kms on CA-coded flights only
  • MS: Lifetime Platinum (*G) after 1M miles on MS flights (or all *A flights ??)
  • OZ: Lifetime Diamond Plus (*G) after 500,000 miles on *A flights/ 500 OZ's flights. Lifetime Platinum after 1M *A flights/ 1k OZ's flights
  • SA: Lifetime Platinum (*G) after 6 consecutive years of membership at the Platinum level
  • SK : Lifetime Gold (*G) after 10 consecutive years of membership at Gold or higher level
  • LH: Lifetime Senator (*G) after 10 consecutive years of membership at such level, but only if aged 60+
  • UA: Lifetime Gold (*G), Platinum (*G), 1K (*G), GS (*G) after 1M, 2M, 3M, 4M respectively, but only flown on UA/UAX metal (no longer CM)
  • NH: 500k (NH Metal) - , 1MM (NH Metal) - (1)No mileage expiration, (2)Superflyers Card, 2MM/3MM (NH Metal) - (3)F Suite lounge access on NH Metal and (1) and (2)

One World
  • AA: Lifetime Gold (OW Ruby), Platinum (OW Sapphire) after 1M, 2M miles (BiS only; used to be all miles earned before Dec 2011)
  • QF: Lifetime Silver (OW Ruby) after 7,000 status credits: Lifetime Gold (OW Sapphire) after 14,000 status credits; Lifetime Platinum (OW Emerald) after 75,000 status credits (!!)
  • BA: Lifetime Gold (OW Emerald) after 35,000 tier points; Lifetime GGL at 100,000 TPs
  • AY: Lifetime Gold (OW Sapphire) 3M tier points; Lifetime Platinum (OW Emerald) after 5M tier points
  • IB: Lifetime Infinita (OW Emerald) 125,000 Elite Points since you signed up to the Iberia Plus programme; Infinita Prime (OW Emerald) 200,000 Elite Points
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Old Jun 4, 15, 11:44 am
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Finnair

3 million TP = Lifetime Gold (=OWS)
5 million TP = Lifetime Plat (=OWE)

(1 km flown = 1 TP + CoS + elite multipliers)
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Old Jun 4, 15, 5:52 pm
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Originally Posted by tycosiao View Post
From OZ's Website
Hey, I'm new here but an experienced CC and miles guy... for many years.
Anyone know of any cc hacks to get the OZ 500K miles? Like Delta MQMs from Amex but for OZ?
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Old Jun 4, 15, 7:05 pm
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New US is it AA + UA = Lifetime AA

I have combined over 4MM in the new AA account but not have seen change in my lifetime status. What is the best way to approach this with new AA to get lifetime status?
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Old Jun 4, 15, 9:11 pm
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Originally Posted by ACC2008 View Post
I have combined over 4MM in the new AA account but not have seen change in my lifetime status. What is the best way to approach this with new AA to get lifetime status?
You probably do have it. I have been Lifetime Platinum for a long time, when I logon it only says Platinum - no mention of Lifetime although I did receive a nice letter from Micheal Gunn (I think that was his name) welcoming me when I hit 2mm. As many have mentioned the count moves very slow now.
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Old Jun 4, 15, 9:46 pm
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Originally Posted by shoobi View Post
Hey, I'm new here but an experienced CC and miles guy... for many years.
Anyone know of any cc hacks to get the OZ 500K miles? Like Delta MQMs from Amex but for OZ?
Nope. Out of the US soil, none of the miles transfered from CC are status earning.

Only solely BIS.
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Old Jun 10, 15, 6:49 pm
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I don't how you would be able to "hack" your way into lifetime elite with Delta either. It would take decades by MQM bonuses. At that point might as well just fly.
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Old Mar 5, 16, 2:05 pm
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attempted summary: lifetime status

Hello everyone. I tried this some years ago, will try again now. I see that there are numerous threads on lifetime top elite FF status but none too comprehensive I think.

So, I will attempt a brief summary to see if I got this right - so, please go ahead and correct me ! I will then edit this post on the basis of the info received in later posts. I will do this only for the three major alliances, as I guess this is what most of us are in for.

PLEASE SEND YOUR CORRECTIONS / INFO / COMMENTS SO THAT I CAN UPDATE THIS LIST IN THIS SAME MESSAGE WHICH WILL STAY AT THE TOP


Sky Team

* AF/KL: Lifetime Platinum after 10 consecutive years of membership at the Platinum level

* DL: Lifetime Silver, then Gold, then Platinum, then Executive Platinum, after 1M, 2M, 3M, 4M respectively of "Medallion Qualifying Miles", i.e. from any ST flights

* KE: Lifetime Million Miler after 1M miles on any ST flights


Star Alliance

* BM: Lifetime Gold after 10 consecutive years of membership at the Gold level

* CA: Lifetime Platinum after 1M kms on CA-coded flights only

* MS: Lifetime Platinum after 1M miles on MS flights (or all *A flights ??)

* OZ: Lifetime Platinum after 1M miles on Star Alliance flights

* SA: Lifetime Platinum after 6 consecutive years of membership at the Platinum level

* LH: Lifetime Senator after 10 consecutive years of membership at such level, but only if aged 60+

* UA: Lifetime Silver, Gold, Platinum, 1K, after 1M, 2M, 3M, 4M respectively, but only flown on UA metal (no longer CM)


One World

* AA: Lifetime Platinum after 2M miles from any source [However, NB: as AA Platinum, you get no lounge access in AA lounges when travelling on AA domestically, while you would get access as OW Sapphire with another airline, right ?]

* QF: Lifetime Gold after 14,000 status credits

* BA: Lifetime Gold after 5,000 tier points
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Old Mar 5, 16, 2:20 pm
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attempted summary: lifetime status

First comment: BM left Star years ago
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Old Mar 5, 16, 2:32 pm
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Originally Posted by welltravelled88 View Post
* DL: Lifetime Silver, then Gold, then Platinum, then Executive Platinum, after 1M, 2M, 3M, 4M respectively of "Medallion Qualifying Miles", i.e. from any ST flights
I don't think DL has Executive Platinum.
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Old Mar 5, 16, 2:33 pm
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BA's lifetime is 35,000 SCs or TP as they call it.

KE and OZ lifetime, both can be had for 500,000 miles. Can be ST / * alliance flights
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Old Mar 5, 16, 3:03 pm
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Originally Posted by welltravelled88 View Post
* DL: Lifetime Silver, then Gold, then Platinum, then Executive Platinum, after 1M, 2M, 3M, 4M respectively of "Medallion Qualifying Miles",
DL does not have an Executive Platinum - the highest level is Diamond.

And as you hit million miler marks you become a million miler. Currently a one million miler gets complementary silver status but there is no guarantee that million miler status will continue to mean complementary status for a lifetime. That is true for all levels.

A 2 million miler currently gets complementary gold status. A 4 million miler currently gets complementary platinum status. There is no complementary diamond status - at least not one that is published.
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Old Mar 5, 16, 3:15 pm
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You need to define what "1M miles on xx flights" really means. Not all airlines have the same definition.
Is it actual flown miles or redeemable miles (flown miles and bonus miles due to status, whatever)?
AA changed their definition a few years ago.

A some what similar thread on another topic
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/miles...nt-expire.html
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Old Mar 5, 16, 4:04 pm
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attempted summary: lifetime status

UA is incorrect. Should be lifetime Gold at 1MM; Plat at 2MM; 1K at 3MM; and GS at 4MM.
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Old Mar 5, 16, 4:08 pm
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You should make a wiki.

CA is not in *A.
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Old Mar 5, 16, 4:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Palal View Post
You should make a wiki.
Agree.
Originally Posted by Palal View Post
CA is not in *A.
Disagree.
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