Go Back   > > >
    Hide Wikipost
Old Dec 11, 16, 10:32 pm   -   Wikipost
FlyerTalk Forums Thread Wiki: Get your status matched on oneworld with air berlin
Please read: This is a community-maintained wiki post containing the most important information from this thread. You may edit the Wiki once you have been on FT for 90 days and have made 90 posts.
 
Last edit by: miamiflyer8
Wiki Link
UPDATE DEC 12th 2016
New conditions for retaining matched status with AB:

If you are a member of another Frequent Flyer Program, you can match your status and receive the topbonus status card for 12 months for free.
Within 6 months, you are required to collect either 10.000 status miles or 10 flight segments, in order to maintain your Silver Card until the 12th month.
Within 6 months, you are required to collect either 20.000 status miles or 25 flight segments, in order to maintain your Gold Card until the 12th month.
Print Wikipost

 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Apr 7, 15, 11:09 am   #16
  
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: the Netherlands
Programs: hhonors Gold, TK * Silver, FB Silver, AirBerlin Gold, CC Gold, *wood Gold, Alitalia Freccia Alata
Posts: 56
Got matched as well with my TK *Gold card! Towards Topbonus Gold
mckroes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 7, 15, 2:40 pm   #17
  
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 517
Quote:
Originally Posted by tancredi View Post
Success story here as well with my A3 Gold.
Sent status match request on March 24th, and two days later I got confirmation that my AB Gold has been approved.
AB efficiency in dealing with this matter makes me want to fly more with them...
Thanks for the tip. Let's see if my UA gold gets matched.
I flew AB Y last year ORD-TXL and DUS-RSW. I was singled out for additional screening because one of these is not like the others... Nevertheless, I liked AB and DUS, and look forward to flying them again.
Someone please remind me what that beer was onboard? I'll have to fly again to remember. Was it Bitburger or Warsteiner?
Long Zhiren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 8, 15, 8:08 am   #18
  
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 464
Matched to Gold using my A3 *G status - expiry May 31 2016.
khkchan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 8, 15, 8:50 pm   #19
  
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: MNL
Programs: A3*G, 9w
Posts: 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by khkchan View Post
Matched to Gold using my A3 *G status - expiry May 31 2016.
Same here!!!
knatoriqois is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 9, 15, 8:07 am   #20
  
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 75
same here. what is the points bonus when flying on non-airberling oneworld metal? It says only that the +40% only work with airberlin/Nikki
jamesclandestine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 13, 15, 11:58 am   #21
  
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: YYZ
Programs: TK*G, AB OWS, Hilton Gold, Marriott Gold, SPG Gold, Accor Silver, Hertz Gold
Posts: 396
Quote:
Originally Posted by jamesclandestine View Post
same here. what is the points bonus when flying on non-airberling oneworld metal? It says only that the +40% only work with airberlin/Nikki
the bonus points is only with AB/Nikki. I thought about banking my AA flights there, but it seems I will have to give up OW/S after 1 year.
ericw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 13, 15, 12:05 pm   #22
  
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Chicago, USA
Programs: TK Elite, AZ Freccia Alata, IHG Gold Amb., Sixt Plat ...and blue, lots of blue...
Posts: 659
airberlin has been status matching for ages, according to Statusmatcher.com
http://statusmatcher.com/company/21268
Ghentleman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 13, 15, 8:09 pm   #23
  
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: MAN,TLV
Programs: Silver:BA,VX,AB, QF. Gold:A3,RJ,AZ,GF, EY,SPG,Marriott,Choice, Carlson. Dia/Plat:HH,IHG,BW,Accor
Posts: 1,964
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ghentleman View Post
airberlin has been status matching for ages, according to Statusmatcher.com
http://statusmatcher.com/company/21268
Well when I tried half a year ago with my aegean gold to try get AB gold, they replied that they would give me silver once I booked my first flight. After 2 months I tried again with TK gold, which they matched, and since then AB have matched countless aegean golds without batting an eyelash, so, in other words, only in the past half year or so have AB become much more easygoing with matching, and I don't think the link posted in the first post in this thread has been on their website that long.
benberg2013 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 14, 15, 12:30 pm   #24
  
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Russia
Programs: A3*G, HH Silver
Posts: 35
Sent mail to status match today with photo of A3 Gold card. Got upgraded to topbonus gold in a few hours. Exp date May'31 2016. "Unmatched" experience comparing to other airlines and regular communications and troubleshootings!

Now start to looking for flying them/oneworld for the next 12 months
grigoryt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 24, 15, 1:34 pm   #25
  
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: LAX
Programs: AA Plat, UA Gold, IC Plat Amb
Posts: 486
has anyone gotten a physical card from AB? not the classic card, but the upgraded gold one? do you have to request it? if so, how?
bbmatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 24, 15, 1:48 pm   #26
  
Join Date: Oct 2009
Programs: *G, OW Sapphire, Accor Plat, Club Carlson Gold, Elite Black
Posts: 312
It's sent automatically, and includes 2 baggage tags
vd0t is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 28, 15, 7:32 am   #27
  
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: YEG/YHZ/BOD
Programs: A3*G, WS Gold, AB Silver, SPG Plat, MR Plat, HHonors Gold, Carlson Gold, Accor Plat, NEXUS
Posts: 2,780
I notice the April matches are getting May 31 expiries. Does that mean that if I wait a few days, I'll get a card that expires at the end of June?
pewpew is online now   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 29, 15, 3:37 pm   #28
  
Join Date: May 2014
Location: OSL
Programs: SAS EBD, QR Silver, HH Gold, Intercont Platinum Ambassador,CC Gold
Posts: 113
Status match to airberlin -coming from SK EB Diamond

Greetings,
Trying hard to get a decent OW status - very quick. I am presently posting my miles to QR-privillige club, but this is very time consuming.
I have also thought of using CX-MCP, now that I have landed on airberlin and TOPBONUS.
How would you rate my offer as a SAS EUROBONUS Diamond with 20 year track-record ?

fox
peterfox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 29, 15, 6:03 pm   #29
  
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: NYC
Programs: CX DM
Posts: 2,851
The status match is very fast.

Not sure what kind of question you're asking... I don't know if they'll match you to Platinum... they certainly wouldn't match my [CA] Platinum... gave me Gold instead.

It's okay, though, because I was doing it for the Sixt status that you get with AB Gold.
alphaod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 29, 15, 6:05 pm   #30
  
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: NYC
Programs: CX DM
Posts: 2,851
I got the Classic card about two weeks after signing up and then the Gold card two days after that.

Quote:
Originally Posted by pewpew View Post
I notice the April matches are getting May 31 expiries. Does that mean that if I wait a few days, I'll get a card that expires at the end of June?
Yeah, should mean exactly that.
alphaod is offline   Reply With Quote
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Thread Tools
Search Thread
Go to Top
Forum Jump
Contact Us - FlyerTalk - Archive - Top