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User currently offlineFlyBoeing From United States of America, joined May 2000, 866 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1142 times:

I've read magazine articles about people who have close to 4 million miles in their lifetime (bonus and actual). Some people have so many that their frequent flyer miles get counted as an asset in a divorce. The commander of that submarine that sank the Ehime Maru had so many once that he upgraded 18 people into first class once on a domestic flight. Have any of you attained that god-like status?

Let's have a tabulation of all the super frequent flyers. How many miles have you flown? How many miles have you earned? What have you done with your tickets? Have you done anything frivolous? Do you wish you could buy stuff with your miles like DVD players instead of just letting them expire?

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User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2901 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1100 times:

4 million??? OMG! Well, I've got only 22000 Miles&More miles. But what do you mean "wish you could buy stuff"? I just bought an LH model aircraft (B727-200, 1:200) - 20000 miles in the Lufthansa Shop, I don't have the time to use these miles for a flight, and they would expire in september. So I bought that model aircraft.

User currently offlineSFOintern From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 770 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1093 times:

I only wish I could attain that god-like status. I'm close to making Premier for this year... but that's it.

The rents... are both Premiers and AAdvantage Golds.

Apparently, AAdvantage Golds don't get NO complimentary upgrades, unlike the 8 free 500-milers that Premiers get. What the dilly yo?

BTW, loved the title, I chuckled.

SFOintern


User currently offlineFFMilesJunkie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1081 times:

I just passed the 1 million mile mark on American Airlines AAdvantage. This gives you lifetime Gold status. Most of those miles are credit card and partner miles. My business partner here just passed 4 million miles. He has lifetime platinum status on American. Most of our miles are used for 1st class trips or upgrades for us and family. Believe me, it's easy to spend down those miles pretty quickly. I'm traveling 1st class on Cathay Pacific w/ my wife and sister in law. The total miles required for that trip was 420,000 miles, so you see how quickly they can go.



User currently offlineDeltaOwnsAll From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1067 times:

Wow, 4 million miles. Lol, I thought that my dad had alot, he has 420,000 skymiles with DL and about 700,000 lifetime. What are the AAdvantage and Premier Club benefits like? How many base miles per year are required for each level? What else do you get when you become a "million miler"? Thanks for any info.
DeltaOwnsAll


User currently offlineNickofatlanta From Australia, joined May 2000, 1488 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1057 times:

25,000 = UA Premier, DL Silver Medallion, AA Gold, NW Silver, CO Silver, US Silver Preferred
50,000 = UA Premier Executive, DL Gold Medallion, AA Platinum, NW Gold, CO Gold, US Gold Preferred
75,000 = NW Platinum, CO Platinum
100,000 = UA Premier Executive 1K, DL Platinum Medallion, AA Executive Platinum, US Chairman's Preferred


User currently offlineFFMilesJunkie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1040 times:

1 million miles on AA AAdvantage gets you lifetime gold + 2 r/t domestic upgrade certificates.

2 million miles gets you lifetime platinum + 4 one-way systemwide upgrade certificates.

every million after that just gets you the 4 additional systemwide upgrade certs. I've also heard of American sending out special gifts to multi-million milers like Tiffany crystal. I believe those gifts tend to go toward the members who are actually spending alot of $$ on the airline.

also, you get a new ff card with your million mile status printed on it.

American is one of the only airlines who rewards non-travel miles. Other airlines have million mile status but you have to get them by flying.


User currently offlineBlink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5485 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1020 times:

I guess it is good to have a mom(or dad) who shops a lot! Especially if your an AAdvantage member like my family is. Right now, we probably don't have a lot of miles right now as we just used them flying DFW-ORD-LHR-EDI EDI-LHR LHR-ORD-DFW.
rgds,
blink182



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineAirtransam From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1018 times:

I think that all airlines that provide points for frequent flyers should allow there customers to be able to donate there points to chairity's or something. It would be nice to see young children who r not priviledged to be able to go to Orlando for Disney or something. Just a thought!!

User currently offlineNickofatlanta From Australia, joined May 2000, 1488 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1015 times:

Most of them do. DL has a program called SkyWish I believe.

User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1014 times:

I'm at 173,000+ so far since Jan 08 on BA (mostly transatlantic). This also include some AA flights.
And 204,000+ since last November on UA (all transpac).
My ass feels like it should be much more!

Of course, about 30% of each is bonus miles--but I've also redeemed some upgrades.


User currently offlineFlyBoeing From United States of America, joined May 2000, 866 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 999 times:

Holy Jesus. Some people actually have gotten 4 million miles. Have any of you jerked around the carriers and gotten them to do special favors for you?

Or have any of you lot done anything pointless with your FF miles about to expire? Has anyone for instance upgraded a perfect stranger?

When Northwest screwed me once I sent those SOBs a copy of my mom's frequent flyer account status. They gave the three of us 25,000 Worldperks miles each. Ha!

but we haven't paid back the Karma and done anything interesting with our miles.


User currently offlineJessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 994 times:

I once saw a DL FF with total lifetime mileage at over 9,500,000
he had over 2million available for awards.
I had to wonder if he was ever on the ground.
Delta gave him a business elite seat from one of their aircraft as a publicity stunt, that's how I found out about him.


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