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Old Nov 30, 05, 8:13 am
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bchl
 
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Originally Posted by Michael Tantini
For me, it does make sense - provided I would not have to give back the Swiss gold status.

Do you know more about the possible status match? Would AirFrance expect one to give back the Swiss status or could one keep the Swiss status?
Status match means you will be matched to the equivalent level of another airline. In this case you can surely keep your current status with Swiss.

Usually the airlines/hotels do this to gain more businesses from you. A frequent flyer doesn't really want to qualify from the very beginning of a new airline and if he gets the higher status right from the beginning, he would rather consider moving more businesses to the new airline.
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