Is it our status, our points, our longevity in a loyalty system that really defines us? I sure hope it does not define me.
For some folks the ability to tag themselves with accumulated material things is their raison d'etre, and while it matters somewhat, in the larger scheme of things it does not.
I know that everyone on Insiders will pile on and tell me of the value of points, but I have been thinking that the points are just that and nothing more. I used to be a points and miles junkie, back in my full-time working days, but no more. Yes I still enjoy a nice larger hotel room, a rental car upgrade, a resort with amenities, sitting in a better airline seat, etc., but the points are almost irrelevant to my enjoyment.
Yes I know that those points eventually can become free stays and that is good. So yes to loyalty programs, but it is far from the core of who I am and why I travel. But as I have posted before, I see a corrosive effect to chasing points. Just me, that's all.
Just bloviating on a Tuesday nothing more.