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User currently offlineDL757FAN From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 32 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2393 times:

Does anyone know the ratio/percentage of elite flyers (i.e., silver/gold/platinum) one airline may typically have? If there are breakdown per status level, that would be even better. I did a quick search on this topic but didn't find any answers.

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User currently offlineBD338 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 709 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2343 times:

a very closely guarded secret I believe. Though I recall reading somewhere a while ago that DL had around 70 million Skymiles members and 2-3% were estimated as 'elite' level. That info could well be very out of date now. I've no idea how many of the 70M were active members or any split on the 2-3%.

User currently offlinesilentbob From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2104 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2127 times:

99% of the people complaining claim to be "elites". In reality, 1% of them are.

User currently offlineAAIL86 From Finland, joined Feb 2011, 409 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

When I worked at AA I always heard that elites made up 15% of the passengers and contributed 33% of the revenue.
Each particular flight manifest would show break down the type and number of elites - some flights would have none (very rare) and some could have 50-75 or more ...



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25424 posts, RR: 49
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1955 times:

For an unnamed European airlines --

Total mileage members - ~2.6mil

General member - ~2.3mil
Elite tier 1 - ~250,000
Elite tier 2 - ~60,000
Top tier - ~15,000

So in this case about 12% of members are some form of elite.

Ultimately a well proportioned program will look like a pyramid. Wide base with tons of general members, narrowing as one moves up in the elite levels till reaching the top level which will be a very small percentage of elites.

Many say AAdvantage last year rewrote its lifetime elite level earnings method as it was getting too heavy at the higher levels.



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