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Why I Could Care Less About Elite Status Covid Promotions

Status Seeker, Status Quo, or Status Pro: Where Do You Stand With Airline’s Covid Elite Lasso?

The airlines are in crisis right now and one of their ploys has been to appease nervous loyalists with a slew of elite status earning promotions. That’s all well and good, but the fact remains that elite status is still overpriced and underwhelming, for most travelers.

Covid-19 has led to big moves for American, Delta, and United, who’ve reduced their services by up to 90+%. These are radical and remarkable steps. With so much uncertainty in the air, it’s no wonder airlines are looking at how they can stem the bleeding when it comes to a fearful traveling public. This includes overhauling their elite system for elite status seekers, status quos, and status pros. More on that in a moment, but first, my unchanged take on elite status.

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