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Reporting successful Star Alliance Status Matches?

Reporting successful Star Alliance Status Matches?

Old Apr 8, 12, 11:27 am
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Reporting successful Star Alliance Status Matches?

I'm looking for a status match from DC Gold within *A. I imagine it's quite likely that as part of the deal with IAG/BA, LH might not be able to offer any status match to DC members now.

Would it be premature to open a thread here, so that DC members can share information about possible status matches within *A for DC members if any arise, or any success in achieving a status match with another *A member?

If mods think this premature or inappropriate, please delete.
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Old Apr 9, 12, 8:36 am
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Great idea for a thread...

I think this thread would serve many of us quite well - ^
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Old Apr 9, 12, 9:44 am
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I'd say it was premature, since I expect some sort of well publicised match campaign organised centrally by Star.
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Old Apr 9, 12, 11:15 am
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Originally Posted by Raffles View Post
I'd say it was premature, since I expect some sort of well publicised match campaign organised centrally by Star.
Ya think? They've had plenty of time to think about it, and there's not even a whisper yet... Does anyone know what happened after Shanghai and Spanair exited? Or if they stepped in when Mexicana, Varig or Ansett went bust?
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Old Apr 9, 12, 11:22 am
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Originally Posted by kt74 View Post
Or if they stepped in when Mexicana, Varig or Ansett went bust?
In the Varig case there were couple of *A status match opportunities.

I don't expect anything until we get closer to the date.
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Old Apr 9, 12, 11:47 am
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This is clearly a wait and see thing. The most you can do at this time, assuming there'll be a match that is, is look at all the programs again and see what suits you best; your criteria being somewhat different in that some programs rules make it easier to keep your matched *G that earn it from scratch in the first place.
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Old Apr 9, 12, 12:10 pm
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Yes, with Spanair there was a centrally coordinated match where you could pick from 1 of, I think, 10 programmes to match you.
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Old Apr 10, 12, 1:15 am
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Not Star Alliance but might still come in handy for some:

Free Etihad Guest frequent flyer Gold tier status match
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Old Apr 10, 12, 3:43 am
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Tried my luck with LH M&M to see if they would match my Gold status (three times over this year) - not a chance...
This just means that I will be taking my business elsewhere (or stick with BA)...

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Old Apr 10, 12, 4:38 am
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I have just received a reply from BA to say that they will not status match me and I'll be placed on lowest tier until I earn 300 tier points- Unbelievable.
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Old Apr 10, 12, 4:47 am
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Originally Posted by starflyergold View Post
Not Star Alliance but might still come in handy for some:

Free Etihad Guest frequent flyer Gold tier status match
Great find! I wonder if they give you the full 2 years benefit of being Gold. Worth a shot!
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Old Apr 20, 12, 12:18 pm
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does BD still allow status matching TO them from A3 gold? that would be a quick way to get some oneworld status!
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Old Apr 20, 12, 12:31 pm
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does BD still allow status matching TO them from A3 gold? that would be a quick way to get some oneworld status!
nothing ventured nothing gained but I would be very surprised if DC was still allowed under IAG ownership to match left, right and centre the way they used to do. I would expect similar policies to those of BA now applying, viz. no routine matching.
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Old Apr 20, 12, 3:58 pm
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Originally Posted by ciccone75 View Post
I have just received a reply from BA to say that they will not status match me and I'll be placed on lowest tier until I earn 300 tier points- Unbelievable.
Are you BMI Gold or Silver ?
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Old Apr 20, 12, 8:12 pm
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Originally Posted by ciccone75 View Post
I have just received a reply from BA to say that they will not status match me and I'll be placed on lowest tier until I earn 300 tier points- Unbelievable.
Well, they've already been very generous in matching BMI status to their own which is very hard to maintain as it is. So if you didn't have status with DC to begin with, why should BA match you?
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