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Elite status is the endgame for most frequent flyers as it offers high-end perks such as free first-class upgrades.
I recently attained elite status on Delta Air Lines in the lowest level of its program and took a trip to see if I'd get upgraded despite my low seniority.
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To my surprise, I was upgraded on every flight and over $800 of value was added to my trip because I had the status.
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When most travelers shop for flights, factors such as price and schedule are usually the key determiners as to which one will be selected. For frequent travelers, however, the process involves more loyalty thanks to frequent flyer programs.
Each airline has its own loyalty program that keeps its most valued customers coming back for a few reasons, but normally chief among them is the desire for elite status and all the benefits that accompany it.
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