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How Old Were You When You Got Elite FF Status?  
User currently offlineYellowstone From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3071 posts, RR: 4
Posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3623 times:

How old were you when you first achieved some level of elite status in an airline's frequent flyer program?

Me - haven't yet gotten it. Maybe once I enter the workforce, hopefully in a job that has business travel.


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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3622 times:

18 - all from my own money, well, wiser spending of my student loan/grant than just going out and getting pissed every night!

First gained silver and then gold status when 19 with Flying Blue and KLM.


Dan Smile



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User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 2929 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3604 times:

14, just a few months ago. Thai Royal Orchid Plus Silver.

I could have easily gotton elite status at the age of five, because I travelled so much, but I din't enrol in anything until late last year. Now I'm in AC aeroplan (do not use it because of TG ROP), CX asiamiles (miles not status), TG ROP, DJ velocity (miles not status) and EK Skywards (or as it is called for those under 16, skywards sky surfers).

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineLipeGIG From Brazil, joined May 2005, 11365 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3602 times:
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User currently offlineDENplanenut From United States of America, joined May 2005, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3596 times:

I was 27... Delta Silver Elite for part of 2005, 2006 and expired a couple of months ago. All pleasure trips... got many upgrades in the US, Caribbean and Central America! Thanks Delta!

User currently offlineZone1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1034 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3590 times:

I got Premier on UA last year when I was 22. It mostly came from 2 trascons and a trip to HKG.


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User currently offlineSfuk From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 157 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3558 times:

I was 25 when I got Premier Executive (Star Gold) with UA.

I've since then switched alligences to VS with whom I hold Silver status.

Stu


User currently offlineA380US From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3543 times:

i might have been 10 at most 11 recieved AA Gold


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User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3530 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 1):
18 - all from my own money



Quoting CXfirst (Reply 2):
14, just a few months ago. Thai Royal Orchid Plus Silver.



Quoting A380US (Reply 7):
i might have been 10 at most 11 recieved AA Gold

Spoiled brats!  Wink

Quoting Yellowstone (Thread starter):
Me - haven't yet gotten it. Maybe once I enter the workforce, hopefully in a job that has business travel.

That is my situation as well.

The closest I've gotten has been with Frontier. If I flew Frontier exclusively then I could probably get Ascent based on the number of segments (but not miles - MSP-DEN-PHX-DEN-MSP is plenty of segments but not many miles - they are among the shortest flights in F9s mainline system), but alas sometimes I fly Sun Country or other airlines instead.


User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 2929 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3520 times:

Quoting AlexPorter (Reply 8):
Spoiled brats!

When my dad works for a large company, on an international deal, registered in Norway, and living in australia, we get a huge travel 'budget'. The travel budget is based on an expensive last-minute Y fare for the whole family from PER-OSL w/ any carrier (and a little more - in case we only find extremly expensive fares). With it, our whole family manage a biz class ticket to Norway from PER (I travelled alone to Norway in Y this christmas also) with many domestic trips and intra-asian trips.

Of course we get loads of miles Big grin

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4601 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3516 times:

When I was 29 - it's called a 20 segment around the world ticket in J  Smile I've maintained it since then... Qantas Gold.


I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3508 times:

Quoting AlexPorter (Reply 8):
Spoiled brats! Wink

I know, I know - I should have spent it on beer instead  silly  It all came out of my own pocket - so why not spoil myself  Wink



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User currently offlineBrettbrett21 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3506 times:

I'm 19 and have just got Premier status on Mileage Plus with United. That was due to a RTW on Star Aliance. Not much point in having it though, I won't be flying anywhere with Star in the next year sadly  Sad


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User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3505 times:

I'm at Silver status on VS but my 13 year old brother has Gold!!

User currently offline767noa From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3478 times:

I got my Pualani Platinum for Hawaiian Airlines when I was 7 because we took a lot of inter-island and mainland trips because of my mother doing cases in Los Angeles or on another island (I always tagged along when I could). I just got my Premier status on UA a few months ago at 13. I thank my mother for flying a lot and taking me.  Big grin


Welcome onboard, penuts? - noa
User currently offlineAg92 From India, joined Jul 2006, 1317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3460 times:

I havent received any but I know my classmate who is 14 and is PPS member for 5 years

For those who dont know, you have to travel SQ or MI, and achieve 50,000 miles or 25 sectors in business and first class exclusively.

We all know how expensive SQ is don't we?

I am about to sign for TG ROP so I can attain silver. I travel approx. 15k miles a year

Regards
Ag92


User currently offlinePlanecrazy2 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 615 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3425 times:

I got UA Premier for the first time at 16 and I've been really happy with it. I qualify on segments though which is a pain but has some advantages.


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User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3409 times:

PremExec at 17 and 1K at 18 from about 15-40 trips accross the States a year.


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User currently offlinePDXtriple7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3407 times:

How come DL's FF program doesn't involve segments? Anyway, as long as my CO miles transfer to MQM's for my flight to London and back I'll finally have ff status as a silver medallion member. With school, I should be able to maintain this and continue to build miles so I can finally upgrade to first class on transatlantic flights.

User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3400 times:

41 - with AA, back when I had to travel to London on business and most of my personal travel was on AA. Only lasted one year.

Got it again for 07 on Continental, Elite Sliver. So far, only one upgrade - upgrading on SRQ-EWR isn't easy. But I did get upgraded on FLL-EWR on Sunday, when all the cruise ships come in, so it is possible! And it is nice to just walk down the Elite carpet and onto the plane whenever I want, plus the 25% mileage bonus.

Should be able to maintain this with a little planning - I already have about 6500 miles flown & 8700 miles purchased but not flown, a west coast run and a few runs to Florida should cover the rest!


User currently offlineFURUREFA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 791 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3395 times:

12 - AAdvantage Gold


Matt


User currently offlineAirtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1557 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3392 times:

I got Premier on UA last year at 31, thanks to a trip in Australia and some other great trips in 2005... But I'm back to a blue card since february Sad


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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3385 times:

29 - I got Blue status (equiv of silver now) on QF. This week I'm going for silver on DL, having got gold on AA and silver on LH. After that, I'll start working on AA Platinum.

P.S. Just checked my DL account, I got Silver after my last flight (EWR-BOG CO F) - wooohooo !

[Edited 2007-05-12 19:42:58]

User currently offlineNWA757boy From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3375 times:

20 years old, Gold Elite on NW. Spent all my momey, traveled alot, mainly the DTW-RSW-DTW route, with some Transcons-(DTW-west coast) and some european destinations.

I still have silver elite status and I havent bought a revenue ticket in almost a year. I know work for NW so my miles and status mean basically nothing. However, being silver now on NW upgraded my AMEX stawrood preferred guest status Smile


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