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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.
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Old Jul 13, 15, 6:27 am   #61
  
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I got the match today. So it's two weeks. I sent them an email on the first of July.
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Old Jul 13, 15, 6:39 am   #62
  
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I was just denied a status match because it is limited to Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.
A new development?
Any workarounds?
Very strange, until recently atleast there has been no recidency requirment. One would assume they would want customers from countries they fly to but thats quite a change...
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Old Jul 13, 15, 7:03 am   #63
  
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NO mention of any other clause except no matches to oneworld airlines on their official match page...

http://www.airberlin.com/site/landin...ode=TEE1&cat=2
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Old Jul 13, 15, 5:52 pm   #64
  
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Maybe I'll have to try that, no one had mentioned that before and I haven't gotten a denial yet, but I'll wait and see.
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Old Jul 13, 15, 10:07 pm   #65
  
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NO mention of any other clause except no matches to oneworld airlines on their official match page...

http://www.airberlin.com/site/landin...ode=TEE1&cat=2
This is the link AB sent when denying the match. The clause is on the last line...

http://www.airberlin.com/en/site/lan...otionCode=TEE4
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Old Jul 13, 15, 11:19 pm   #66
  
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This is the link AB sent when denying the match. The clause is on the last line...

http://www.airberlin.com/en/site/lan...otionCode=TEE4
I see, intresting development...
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Old Jul 14, 15, 11:52 am   #67
  
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I got the match today. So it's two weeks. I sent them an email on the first of July.
2 questions:
What is your resident country?
Did you receive any correspondence during those 2 weeks?
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Old Jul 14, 15, 12:54 pm   #68
  
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Old Jul 16, 15, 12:22 pm   #69
  
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Bummer
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Old Jul 20, 15, 9:49 am   #70
  
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Datapoint - match successful

DL GM --> TopBonus Gold

Joined TopBonus 7/6
Requested match immediately 7/6
Match granted 7/20

as reported above, 2 weeks on the dot. After applying, I added a Frankfurt address as a business address to be safe (legit address). The confirm email says card to be mailed in 10-14 days - hoping to US address - will confirm here when arrives.

Now... logistics of using this benefit in Admirals Clubs in the US on AA/US itineraries:

If I am flying AA, and want to credit to my AA account, can I still use lounges in US? Do I just give them my Air Berlin TopBonus number at entry? Do I need the physical card? Do I need to credit to TopBonus, enter lounge, then switch to AAdvantage before flight?
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Old Jul 21, 15, 8:43 am   #71
  
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I can confirm I finally got denied. With reason...

I'm not Austrian, German or Swiss (or did they mean membership not citizenship/resident?). In any case, I was bummed since it seemed others had gotten in, but it didn't really make sense to me being a Canadian resident to be able to get a match on them since I don't really have much in the way of opportunity to fly them. Oh well, no harm done, I'll just stick with being a nobody on the occasions when I fly AA
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Old Jul 21, 15, 11:13 am   #72
  
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I can confirm I finally got denied. With reason...

I'm not Austrian, German or Swiss (or did they mean membership not citizenship/resident?). In any case, I was bummed since it seemed others had gotten in, but it didn't really make sense to me being a Canadian resident to be able to get a match on them since I don't really have much in the way of opportunity to fly them. Oh well, no harm done, I'll just stick with being a nobody on the occasions when I fly AA
Yeah, it's odd. They status matched the bottom feeders with an A3*G, but not an SE.
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Old Jul 26, 15, 8:31 am   #73
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I emailed AB to get matched to my TK Gold and/or A3 Gold on July 8th. Got a reply via email on July 21st saying that this match offer is only for Swiss, German and Austrian residents...

Which I was aware of and I am a resident of Switzerland. I checked my account and it does have my Swiss address correctly entered... I even received my Classic card this week via post. But the person on the email said I was not Swiss.... ok my name is Asian but I'm a Swiss citizen... it would be too easy and ridiculous for their CS staff to assume even a slight tad that I'm not from CH, D or A just by looking at my name.

Anyway, I replied on July 21st and still waiting for them to write back....
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Old Aug 13, 15, 6:31 am   #74
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Got a reply today, August 13 regarding my request....

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Dear Mr. Enelym1978,


thank you for your E-Mail and your Status Match request.



This offer is only available for German, Austrian and Swiss members. In this case please send us a confirmation / verification of your registration card where we can see, that you live in Switzerland.



Furthermore we need a Screenshot from your Miles & Smile Statement and one booking confirmation of one of the flights from your statement.


Thank you for your support.


Best regards,

Seems like they don't have access to my account/profile address?? That seems a bit odd... Fine with the screen print of my statement but what's this booking confirmation requirement? Am I the only one required to provide these?
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Old Aug 14, 15, 2:40 am   #75
  
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Seems like they don't have access to my account/profile address?? That seems a bit odd... Fine with the screen print of my statement but what's this booking confirmation requirement? Am I the only one required to provide these?
They are asking for that since many people have recently signed up with a fake DACH address, got status matched, then changed their address to a foreign one and then requested a replacement card.

Booking confirmation requirement: Hm, interesting, 1st time I read this about AB, AC asks for a future booking confirmation with AC to be entitled for a status match.

I'm waiting for more than 2 weeks now on a reply from them about my initial status match request.
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