Thursday, September 03, 2009

More Elite-Status Bloat

Both American Airlines and United are now offering double elite-qualifying miles through Dec. 15, and I wish I were a little less ambivalent about that trend.

While it's great for those of us who aspire each year to one of the various elite-status levels on one or more airlines, the promotions also obviously make the pool bigger -- even as the benefits, especially upgrades, are shrinking overall.

That's the gourmand Mr. Cresote again,above, from the sketch in Monty Python's "The Meaning of Life." You remember what happened to him. He got too fat and exploded.


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