This year will likely be my last year as a Continental Platinum member. However, I can still salvage Elite status by earning Silver. In order to do so, in addition to our trip home to Houston for vacation, I will be taking a day to make a run around the country.
Unlike last year’s run which took me to San Francisco, this year I will visit the Las Vegas airport as well as Newark and Houston. That was the cheapest flight. That will give me enough miles to be Silver for next year. I guess I have to give up Platinum [top tier] status, but the price of earning that is just way too high. Next year for work, I will be doing some travelling for training in the first three months, so I should earn a good chunk of qualifying miles then. Maybe I’ll even pay for a vacation flight… or not.