I remember the first time that I hit status on any airline. I became Silver in the Scandinavian Airlines program.
This would normally be an exciting achievement – except I reached it on my trip home from my overseas assignment.
In Swedish you can say “Kan kalla mig för idiot, det har jag ingenting emot.” or “You can call me an idiot, I don’t have anything against that.”
I was totally new to the frequent flier world and therefore didn’t realize how worthless my Scandinavian Airlines miles would be living in the United States.
It was however pretty exciting to have that Elite card for the very first time and spurred me on to start trying to achieve status and pay attention to promotions and loyalty programs.
Have any of you made big frequent flyer blunders as well?