Meet the world's youngest elite-status frequent flyer

By David Flynn, September 3 2014
Meet the world's youngest elite-status frequent flyer

Hilda Björnström is less than two weeks old but she already holds elite frequent flyer status, thanks to her globe-trotting father and the EuroBonus Gold scheme of Scandinavian airline SAS.

Hilda Björnström is the newborn second daughter of Martin Björnström, from our Swedish counterpart, who holds top-tier Diamond status with EuroBonus.

Shortly after her birth Martin registered Hilda with SAS EuroBonus and nominated her for the free 'friend or family' gold membership available to Diamonds.

A few days later, Hilda received her shiny EuroBonus Gold card, making her the youngest ever EuroBonus Gold member and probably also the youngest Star Alliance Gold member, Martin says.

"It's great value when you have a little one with you on your trip" Martin explains.

"Since Hilda has a separate card she will also receive benefits even when she travels alone with her mother – and grandparents, who live an hour’s flight north, and south, respectively, from our home in Stockholm."

Hilda's Gold benefits also mean she can quickly crawl through the fast-track security lane, carry extra bottles on board and visit airport lounges – but not their bars, at least not for another 18 years.

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David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

05 Apr 2012

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Hope Hilda's mother is not put out...setting a PIN or calling for query is difficult !!!  Good on her :)

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

11 Aug 2014

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And I was amazed i made it to qf gold after 12 years! Jealous of the baby

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