Earning status in 2020

Old Jun 12, 20, 2:33 am
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Earning status in 2020

If I'm not mistaken, AZ have been silent about how they will treat qualifying for CFP/CFA this year. I have read that other airlines have already announced that they are automatically rolling over status to the following year. I imagine I will begin flying again for work in September, but though I should make CFA, it's now highly unlikely that I will earn 80k qualifying miles in 2020.

It would be nice if AZ could give their loyal customers some sort of comfort in this area. Then again, I've lived in Italy since the 1990s, and I know that round here things are normally announced at the last possible moment. Maybe they're putting off the decision until March 2021.
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Old Jul 15, 20, 7:47 am
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To answer my own post, I received this notification today from Amex:

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"Alitalia e il Programma MilleMiglia* hanno molto a cuore i bisogni dei Titolari di Carta Alitalia Platino American Express che, come te, sono Soci del Programma. Ora che č possibile tornare a volare insieme e guardare con ottimismo al futuro, c'č una sorpresa per te!
Che tu sia Socio Ulisse** o Socio Freccia Alata**, la tua appartenenza ai Club č prorogata fino al 31 marzo 2021. Le nuove Carte Ulisse e Freccia Alata con scadenza prorogata sono gią disponibili, in formato digitale, sull'App Alitalia."

** Iniziativa dedicata ai Soci con appartenenza al Club scaduta il 30 giugno 2020, con impossibilitą ad accumulare le miglia qualificanti necessarie a rinnovare lo status

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In other words, Alitalia Amex Platinum cardholders whose Ulisse or Freccia Alata (no mention of Freccia Alata Plus - not sure if this is a deliberate omission or an oversight) expired on 30 June 2020 but weren't able to garner enough qualifying miles to renew, have their memberships extended to 31 March 2021.

No mention of the treatment of Freccia Alata Plus members like me whose membership will expire on 31 March 2021 anyway, but who will struggle to qualify this year, given events. No mention of the treatment of non-Amex cardholders either. Guess we have to wait and see, but evidently they are at least addressing these issues.
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Old Jul 15, 20, 6:50 pm
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Do you know when the AZ lounges might re-open?
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Old Jul 19, 20, 9:41 am
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No idea. Suggest you monitor this page:
https://www.alitalia.com/it_it/volar...to/lounge.html

My first flight since February is LIN-LHR in 3 weeks' time....I will report back then.

Does anyone know if the SkyTeam lounge at LHR T4 is open?
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Old Jul 21, 20, 10:44 am
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I’m Ulisse and mine expires 31 March anyways, so I don’t see what’s changed.
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Old Jul 22, 20, 1:55 am
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Originally Posted by fmirenzi View Post
I’m Ulisse and mine expires 31 March anyways, so I don’t see what’s changed.
The gesture was extended to [some of?] those who lost status last month and who also have an Alitalia Amex Platinum.

As such, those who still have status were not intended to be covered by this particular targeted gesture.
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