Tuesday, December 30, 2008

2008 Year End Miles/Points Summary and 2009 Plan

Here is my miles summary as of Dec 30st,2008

United-1K: 300K
American Airline-Executive Platinum: 270K(still owe me 40K from Year end online mall)
Delta/Northwest-Gold(will drop to General Member next year) 745K(still owe me 255K)
US Airways-General Member: 90K
British Midland Airways-Gold: 150K
British Airways-20K
Czech Airline-General Member 40K
and more 200K in various airlines in China

Next Year Goal:
United-Plan to drop to Premier Executive
American Airline- plan to keep Exe Plat
Delta/Nowthwest-plan to get to Platinum
BMI-plan to keep Gold
All other programs will be remind as General member

Starwood-Platinum: 150K
Priority Club-Platinum: 500K
Hyatt-Platinum: 20K
Hilton-Gold: 350K
Choice Hotels-60K

Next Year Goal:
Starwood-Keep Platinum
Priority Club-Keep Platinum
Hyatt-Plan to get Diamond back
Hilton-Plan to keep Gold and working toward Diamond

All other programs will remain as General Member

80K Thankyou Network Points
$3400 AA Credit
2 SPG free weekend nights at any Cat 1-5 hotels
1 SPG free weekend at selected Asia Hotels
1 SPG free night at any Le Meridien
7 Unused Marriott nights at any Cat 1-5 properties
4 Hyatt free nights


Anonymous said...

Can you estimate the OOP spending (even if it was paid by others) to get all of those points/miles?


Tmtravelworld said...

Nothing is paid by others other than Thankyou network program, so I use the most effective way to get those miles and points. I don't track my spending, but I guess it should be no more than 6K every year for all programs, Last year, amount is less due to UA, AA double Elite miles promotion and SPG double stay promotion

Of course, points get from Credit card charge do not count.

Anonymous said...

wait a minute, did you mean 6K for ALL the elite memberships? I would personally regard UA 1K as 2K oop, but you have many other hotel elite levels which somehow costs more...

Tmtravelworld said...

well, not counting Hilton Elite because it's from my credit spending.
Other than that, yes.

UA 1K and AA EXP did not cost me 2K each last year, because I have lots of UA Customer service certificate for delayed flight, delayed baggage and also, Thankyounetwork 90K game.

With SPG double Stay promotion,there are many hotels running 60-80 per night, 13 stays to hit Platinum cost u less than $1000

Priority club Platinum is even easier.

Anonymous said...

Pretty amazing. I spent about 22K last year to keep UA 1P status (25K short for 1K).