Since I’ve been a baby I’ve been travelling and I am very lucky to be able to have the opportunity to do so, however my age can annoy the crap out of me.
Since the age of 14 I’ve held elite status with 1 airline, I’m now 16 and hold status with 3. I remember first getting my card in the mail and posting it in a frequent flyer group and the amount of comments like ‘it’s useless for your age’ were ridiculous. Yes most people will agree but to me my status’s are equally as important as my passport.
The drinking age in Australia 18. My status allows free unlimited entry into any lounge however at 14 I just thought I could wander in WRONG! The amount of times I was rejected was crazy but completely understood the reasoning behind it as the staff would be risking their job otherwise. Now when I want to go to a lounge I invite someone or a couple with me. I find most really appreciate it and love the time in there which makes me happy. This is how I am able to review lounges.
However I’ve noticed lately a lot of airlines will keep an eye on me which I have no problems about.
On the other hand some airlines have a strange policy. I wont name the airline but they told me I’m fine to use the lounge just keep away from the bar, very reasonable request and I fully obliged.
I love hotels! I don’t know what it is about them but I am just infatuated with them for some strange reason. Like airlines I hold status with Hilton, SPG and Hyatt. I have been able to get some use out of them with family and friends but I know I wont keep it for the next year as I cannot check in myself.
- Credit Cards
This one is my biggest annoyance. In Australia our credit cards are very limited and nowhere near as valuable as some other countries, I’m looking at you U.S 😉 We do have some very basic cards for teens however they don’t offer any benefits. I understand in the U.S you can add teens to their parents credit card profiles such as Amex. No such thing here and it annoys the crap out of me.
Maybe it’s me being impaitent or a whinny little child but I hate my age. I do think my parents however are happy i’m still 16.
Many have said I am too young to be doing what I’m doing but I am addicted and love what I do. I could be doing worse.