FlyBoeing From United States of America, joined May 2000, 866 posts, RR: 2 Posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1105 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?
Ndebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2901 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1063 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.
FFMilesJunkie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1044 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.
DeltaOwnsAll From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1030 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.
Nickofatlanta From Australia, joined May 2000, 1488 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1020 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
FFMilesJunkie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1003 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.
Blink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5482 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 983 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.
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
Airtransam From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 981 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!!
Jessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 957 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.