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Apply from October 1 2017 for status match thru end of 2018.

JANUARY 2017 AS MATCH UPDATE

AS matches to MVPG75K, MVPG and MVP tiers

Alaskaair.com explanation and terms

Auto-response from [email protected]:

Thank you for your interest in our award winning Mileage Plan. If your request did not include a copy of both sides of your current elite card OR a screenshot of your digital elite membership card and a screen shot of your online account showing your name, current status and YTD miles flown please re-submit. Allow 2-4 weeks for processing once we have received your documents. When your Tier Match is complete, you'll receive a welcome email and can check your status at alaskaair.com/myaccount. Please note that Tier Matches can only be extended once during the life of your account and the status is valid through 12/31/2017. We look forward to welcoming you into our program and flying with you for many years to come! Also note, we only offer a Tier Match for: AeroMexico, Air Canada, American, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, Jet Blue, Southwest, United, and Virgin America
Attachments:
- Physical Elite Card (both sides) OR Screenshot of Digital Card
- Screenshot of online account with Name / Status / YTD miles flown
ID no longer required. Actual flying of a certain threshold is OFFICIALLY required for determining level of match. Only one match per lifetime of account.

Match to MVP status from:
Aeromexico Gold
Air Canada Altitude 25K (Prestige) and 35K
American Airlines AAdvantage Gold
Delta Silver Medallion
Frontier Elite
Hawaiian Pualani Gold
JetBlue TrueBlue Mosaic
Southwest A List
United Premier Silver and Premier Associate
Match to MVP Gold status from:
Aeromexico Platinum
Air Canada Altitude 50K
American Airlines AAdvantage Platinum
Delta Gold Medallion
Hawaiian Pualani Platinum
Southwest A-List Preferred
United Premier Gold
Match to Gold 75K status from:
Aeromexico Titanio
Air Canada Altitude 75K and 100K
American Airlines Platinum Pro, AAdvantage Executive Platinum, and ConciergeKey
Delta Platinum Medallion and Diamond Medallion
Southwest Companion Pass and A List Preferred (must hold both)
United Platinum, 1K, and Global Services

Ineligible Airline Reply
"Thank you for your interest in our Tier Match program. While we do appreciate
your anticipated business unfortunately, we do not offer Tier Matches to
members who have elite status with [INSERT INELIGIBLE AIRLINE]."
Ineligible MP Address Reply
"Thank you for your interest in our Tier Match program. While we do appreciate
your anticipated business, unfortunately we do not offer Tier Matches to
members who live outside of the Alaska Airlines route structure and therefore
we must decline your request for a Tier Match."
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Old Oct 24, 14, 1:31 pm
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Join Date: Aug 2010
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Do they have an AA Gold -> MVP match?

Additionally, I have lost my card (figured, who needs it). Will they accept any other form of proof?
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Old Oct 25, 14, 6:00 pm
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Originally Posted by DBordello View Post
Do they have an AA Gold -> MVP match?

Additionally, I have lost my card (figured, who needs it). Will they accept any other form of proof?
Yes, this match is available.

Maybe take a screenshot on your smartphone?
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Old Oct 25, 14, 9:48 pm
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I've been thinking of dumping Delta given the changes and was going to ask to have my Delta gold status matched.

Now, I wonder if I could do better with a USAir platinum match (I'm at 85K ytd). Any idea what, if anything, that would track to?
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Old Oct 26, 14, 11:48 am
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Originally Posted by Yahtzee View Post
I've been thinking of dumping Delta given the changes and was going to ask to have my Delta gold status matched.

Now, I wonder if I could do better with a USAir platinum match (I'm at 85K ytd). Any idea what, if anything, that would track to?
Looks like a good chance that USAir Platinum would match to MVPG 75k.
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Old Oct 26, 14, 6:33 pm
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Originally Posted by roastpuff View Post
Tried matching CX Gold to AS MVP or MVPG, denied. Was told anecdotally by other FTers that they've done it successfully, trying again.
Alaska knows CX Gold is given for free...
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Old Oct 27, 14, 1:18 pm
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I did a MVP challenge using DL silver status and failed last year. Would that disqualify me from a match to a higher tier now that I have AA EXP and UA 1K?
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Old Oct 27, 14, 1:45 pm
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Originally Posted by frudd38 View Post
I did a MVP challenge using DL silver status and failed last year. Would that disqualify me from a match to a higher tier now that I have AA EXP and UA 1K?
match is once per lifetime. AS hasn't ever had a challenge
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Old Oct 28, 14, 4:00 am
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For those who got matched to 75K, i understand you don't receive the 50k bonus miles (fair enough), however do get to gift MVPG status to someone?
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Old Oct 28, 14, 7:16 am
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Originally Posted by a9504477 View Post
For those who got matched to 75K, i understand you don't receive the 50k bonus miles (fair enough), however do get to gift MVPG status to someone?
I sure hope not. Its bad enough you get the upgrade certs.
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Old Oct 28, 14, 12:16 pm
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Originally Posted by a9504477 View Post
For those who got matched to 75K, i understand you don't receive the 50k bonus miles (fair enough), however do get to gift MVPG status to someone?
Originally Posted by CDKing View Post
I sure hope not. Its bad enough you get the upgrade certs.
You do. My wife is now MVP.
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Old Oct 28, 14, 6:16 pm
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Submitted Friday and this morning MVP 75...looking forward to a year with Alaska!
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Old Oct 28, 14, 8:04 pm
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Is anything at AS not sacred anymore?
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Old Oct 28, 14, 8:14 pm
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Originally Posted by CDKing View Post
Is anything at AS not sacred anymore?
Just the relationship with DL
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Old Oct 28, 14, 11:00 pm
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Originally Posted by CDKing View Post
match is once per lifetime. AS hasn't ever had a challenge
Maybe an exception, but it does happen. Pasted from an email earlier....

"Thank you for your email regarding your elite status. As an exception I have
registered you for our MVP Challenge. In order to achieve MVP Gold status you
will need to complete 8 segments with Alaska/Horizon Airlines between January
15th - March 15, 2014. Once this challenge has been completed we can upgrade
you to MVP Gold."

Almost 75k so far this year, bum in seat. They scratched mine....now I am scratching theirs...
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Old Oct 29, 14, 3:06 am
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Originally Posted by CDKing View Post
Is anything at AS not sacred anymore?
Dude, calm down.

If you think about it rationally, there is no logical argument for why anyone getting matched to 75K will materially affect your experience. To quote a mutual friend of ours, the 75K matches fall into the following three camps:

  • Those who do it for one off benefits on a single flight or two. There are almost certainly very few of them. They statistically aren't going to have any appreciable negative impact on any AS elites. While they may be accused of gaming the system, they really aren't gaming it anymore than anyone on this e-mail who has done a MR, taken a creative routing on a companion certificate, etc. The fact is, this is a "loophole" in the system, just a different loophole than you are using.
  • Those who actually transfer their business over to AS. They're going to become 75K's anyway. Not attracting them is bad for business as above.
  • Those who intend to come over, but their plans change, and/or come over to "try" AS but don't like it. They are basically the same as the first group.
Groups 1 and 3 won't fly enough to affect you. Group 2 will become 75K quickly enough anyway, so they just get a small head-start that really doesn't affect you.

Why are you so possessive about your 75K status?
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