The Family That Travels Together… (How to Leverage Your Elite Status Edition)

Paul offers this travel — and family — advice:

My advice is to give your child the same first name as yours. In that way you can share status (albeit against the program rules) while still alive. For frequent family travelers, parent could go for high status in Star Alliance and SPG, child for One World and Hyatt. Only downside is that you can’t travel together πŸ™‚

After death, the child can just pick up where their parent left off. And if they too named their child with the same name, we could have some 150 year old platinums out there πŸ˜‰

See also: Tokyo’s “oldest man” may have been dead for decades (family collects a man’s pension for 30 years after he died).

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary Β»

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  1. @FTflyer – nobody is advocating fraud. I read that comment, which I believe was offered in jest, and nearly spit out my coffee. I reproduced it because I found it *really funny*.

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