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How to Get Airline Elite Status on Delta, Hilton, and Marriot Without Flying and Booking a Room

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The Old way of getting points towards elite status.

Face it, everyone wants higher status in life, especially when it comes to your airline accommodations and hotel stays. But getting the points towards that status entails a lot of work, time, and most of all, a lot of spending. It sure is going to take quite some time to gather flight miles and book enough rooms so you can achieve that position you are currently aiming at.

But what if I tell you that you don’t have to do this to get closer to that goal? What if I told you that you can earn points without the actual flying or booking of rooms? Interested aren’t we? Well let me tell you how we can do that.

The new way of getting points towards elite status.

As the title says, we are trying to find a way to achieve elite status in the 3 different brand names, Delta airlines, Hilton Hotels, and Marriott hotels. To explain my points easier, I shall break it down the process of earning points to 3 parts, one for each brand.

Delta Airlines Elite Status

How to Get airline StatusPhoto courtesy of deltapoints.boardingarea.com

To get Delta Airline Platinum status, one must reach at least 75,000 airline miles, which is the old fashioned way. But if you look hard enough and wait for promos being offered you can get the Platinum status without flying a single mile.

Here’s how you can do it.

1.) Apply for affiliate credit cards that with promos that would give you bonus points upon application.

  • Platinum Skymiles Business Credit Card – Offers 5,000 miles after first purchase
  • Delta Reserve Card – offers 10,000 miles after first purchase

2.) Initial spending using credit cards and earn points.

  • Platinum Skymiles Business credit card – 15,000 miles after spending $5,000 within the first 3 months
  • Delta Reserve Card –  15,000 miles after spending $5,000 within the first 3 months

3.) Continued spending using your credit cards.

As you continue spending using your credit card you are bound to reach up to 30,000 miles within a year. Roll over this points to other cards so you can easily go beyond the limits necessary to achieve elite status.

How to Get airline StatusPhoto courtesy of deltapoints.boardingarea.com

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