Unlike the others I earn my status the hard way - by segments (and believe me, it is much harder to achieve, since it is a lot of short flights).
Join me discussing some of the differences, trials, and joys of earning status by segments on the Star Alliance, and also status in other frequent travel programs. I also discuss some promotions, news, and also some cool tech (I work in the technology industry, so I really can't get away from technology "toys" that can make travel easier).
I am also a cheapskate, but I do live my full service hotels when I can get them at a steal (and still have them count as revenue stays). It takes a special circumstances for me to spend more than $150 a night, and I've even secured a rate of $99 for a hotel in the heart of Manhattan.
Just like Hunter, I live behind enemy lines, so I tend to talk about Delta a lot since I read all about their goings on on the local news site.
Follow me on twitter: @RandomSegments or contact me [email protected]