American Airlines this week inserted the uncreative and unfortunate Platinum Pro level between Platinum and Executive Platinum.
Other airlines know there are other metals on the market. The elite status I want, though, is gritty: Flying Blue Petroleum.
You can be a blue collar, man of the people and still have elite status.
The regular consumer Flying Blue tiers are Ivory, Silver, Gold and Platinum, with the separate Jeune program for children age 2-24.
Petroleum is for oil industry professionals at participating companies that make one long-haul round-trip or two short- or medium-haul round-trips to Air France/KLM oil destinations per year.
The core benefits are similar to SkyTeam Sky Priority with priority check-in, baggage and transfer, plus lounge access in Paris CDG and Amsterdam AMS.
Nothing special, except the cool name!
Readers, what other industry-specific travel statuses are out there?