Usually choice is a good thing, even if decisions are hard to make.
I’ve made a decision to make 2017 my last year of higher end elite status with Delta Airlines. I’m sure there will plenty of instances where I choose to fly with Delta after 2017, but it will be as an annually renewed Silver Medallion with Million Miler status and not as an elite Platinum or Diamond Medallion.
The next phase of course is what to do going forward (once I hit my final Diamond Medallion mark), and since it makes sense to plan these things ahead I’m trying to evaluate what to do about airline elite status in the future. There are 2 parts of this choice.