How was the year 2012 for you? It worked out well for me as my daughter graduated from Johns-Hopkins, I assumed Brigade Command and published an article in Parameters, the Army War College Journal, and my readership increased from two to three (jk). Perhaps more to the point of this blog, I acheived my goals for frequent flying this year. Here is how I did this year:
United (Mileage Plus) – Goal: 100,000 miles, Actual: 134,292 EQM
Alaska (Mileage Plan) – Goal: 50,000 miles, Actual: 51,822 EQM (over half were on AA or DL)
So I requalified for 1K on United and reaped 6 GPUs(International Upgrades) and 6 RPUs (Domestic Upgrades).
On Alaska, I requalified for MVP Gold which gives me a good chance at upgrades, but more importantly lets me make changes to a reservation without charge. I love this benefit because I can go ahead and book on Alaska whenever I see a good deal knowing that I can get a zero-cost refund whenever I want.
And of course, I continue to collect more miles than I have time to use…
Some questions that I would like my readers to respond to are:
So were what were your goals?
Did you make them or not?
Were the benefits worth it?
What are you going to try for in 2013?
Good luck with those goals and next time I will explain my strategies for acheiving those goals in my next post.