Keep in mind that the current/old Gold level becomes the new Platinum level in the new program (in both cases it requires 50 nights to achieve the level) - and the new Platinum includes lounge access.
If you are currently Gold you will be 'mapped' into Platinum in August when the new program goes into effect.
WOW. Ok false alarm, I was dissapointed there for a minute.
Maybe it's time for a new screen name. How about gonnabplatinum? LOL
YES!! In a roundabout way I will have made it.
Actually, for some of us, this is the case. As someone who will probably not quite make LTG by 12/31/18, and thus not LTP in the new plan, I won't ever have concierge lounge access again after this year, so yeah, it's kind of a big deal. But elderly leisure travelers are not the clientele being targeted in the new plan, so it is what it is. It was nice while it lasted, and at least for the two teacher conferences I'll attend before the end of the year (as a retired teacher), I'll have lounge access since I'm still Gold until the end of the year. Everyone's story is different, though, so for you, wannabeplatinum, it will all be okay.
I think I might fall into this gray area if I can’t make my 50 nights this year. My last job was no issue to make 50 nights; this job is a little tougher, but I think I can do it. I’m worried what will happen in August if I’m under 50 nights.
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