I am a lifetime DL
Platinum (over 4,000,000 base miles) and already Diamond for next year, plus have another bunch of miles at CO
If you are offered the miles, you take them -- simple as that. It has also been said that miles should be used, not stored, but I find a balance in saving and using -- they are a form or currency, and thus I am looking forward to a 1st class RTW sometime in the future, with a companion.
filed 11, all my friends stated "of course your miles are toast now!". Nope. No problem! When Eastern shutdown I had the same reaction, but my miles simply transferred to CO
(along with life time President's Club).
I find the estimate of 300,000 "mileage millionaires" somewhat low, though. Seems everybody I sit with on DL
is a million miler (and I have done 150+ flights so far this year).
My screen name says it all ....