How to obtain Status?
One way to obtain status is through what is called the Denmark connection. This involves departing from a European city connecting in both Paris and Amsterdam before arriving at your destination. This can be obtained for between 500 to 700 euros depending on your point of origin.
Under normal years this routing would give you 90 XPs which is almost enough for Silver status and two more of these routes would give you Gold status which is mid-tier SkyTeam status.
Until June 30, there is a 50% more XP promo which allows you to obtain for the similar routing of 90 XPs a total of 145 XPs reducing the requirements for obtaining status.
Everyone that enrolls starts as an Explorer, you can move up to Silver, with 100 XPs, to Gold with another 180 XPs, then to Platinum with an additional 300 XPs