I am holding a platinum topbonus card (oneworld emerald) from airberlin but I am quite sure I cannot clock up 100k miles such that I sustain my status by June 2016 this year.
Currently, I have 52k / 100k and 50k miles is the gold status (oneworld sapphire).
What will happen when my platinum status is due in June?
Would I bounce back to the gold status and I get to keep my gold status for 1 more year (till June 2017) since I have 52k/50k miles? Or would I be reset to the normal (red) status and start from 0 miles again? If it's the latter, that will be pretty sad =(
Also, if I apply for a visa card with airberlin topbonus before my platinum card expires, would my status be extended? Or will I still either reset or downgrade to gold once June 2016 comes?
Given my platinum status, would any other airline loyalty program want to match my status? I really don't mind switching to Star Alliance.