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These airlines are extending frequent flyer status

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These airline loyalty programs will extend your frequent flyer status - executivetraveller.com link

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Airlines extending status
  • Aegean Airlines
  • Aeroflot Bonus
  • Aeroméxico Club Premier
  • Air Canada Aeroplan
  • Air France Flying Blue
  • Air New Zealand Airpoints
  • Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan
  • American Airlines AAdvantage
  • British Airways Executive Club (deferring some some requalification reqs for some)
  • Cathay Pacific Marco Polo Club
  • Delta Air Lines SkyMiles
  • El Al Matmid
  • Emirates Skywards
  • Etihad Airways Guest
  • Finnair Plus
  • KLM Flying Blue
  • LATAM Pass
  • Lufthansa Group Miles and More
  • Oman Air
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer
  • Qatar Airways Privilege Club
  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer, PPS Club
  • Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards
  • Turkish Airlines
  • United Airlines MileagePlus
  • Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
  • Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flyer

Downloadable spreadsheet: https://bit.ly/loyalty-response-covid19
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Old Apr 1, 20, 11:15 pm
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These airlines are extending frequent flyer status

Please see Wikipost above for updated list of airlines extending status.

These airline loyalty programs will extend your frequent flyer status - link
Don't let your shiny frequent flyer card lose its lustre: these airlines will extend your status by up to 12 months.

By David Flynn , March 31 2020, Executive Traveller

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Downloadable spreadsheet: https://bit.ly/loyalty-response-covid19
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Old Apr 2, 20, 1:06 am
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Interesting: not a single US carrier and one (1) from *alliance (SQ).
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Old Apr 2, 20, 3:56 am
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Interesting: not a single US carrier and one (1) from *alliance (SQ).
Air New Zealand is also star alliance.
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Old Apr 2, 20, 5:04 am
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Interesting: not a single US carrier and one (1) from *alliance (SQ).
When did Alaska secede from the union?
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Old Apr 2, 20, 5:45 am
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And British Airways is not extending the frequent flyer member status period, merely reducing the (re)qualification threshold for memberships expiring in April, May and June(*) and extending the expiry date of any 'companion' or upgrade vouchers you may have acquired.

To be fair the article does make this clear, but the headline is somewhat misleading in the context of several airlines' actual offering.

(*) similar allowances are expected to be made for Jul, Aug and Sep etc. as the crisis drags on, though nothing has yet been confirmed.
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Old Apr 2, 20, 6:24 am
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Originally Posted by Kiwi Flyer View Post
Air New Zealand is also star alliance.
...and so is SQ.
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Old Apr 2, 20, 6:39 am
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My feeling is............just give it time.

The virus hasn't finished ravishing the airlines yet. We have another 4-8 weeks of major distress ahead, followed by..who knows since we don't yet have a good handle on post-surge disease behavior.

I would really like to see what this list looks like in 6 months.
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Old Apr 2, 20, 6:48 am
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Originally Posted by cesco.g View Post
Interesting: not a single US carrier and one (1) from *alliance (SQ).
Just because it's not in the article, doesn't mean it's not happening. :-) A3 has extended status by 6 months.
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Old Apr 2, 20, 8:15 am
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More detailed overview on extensions and their terms at https://bit.ly/loyalty-response-covid19
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Old Apr 2, 20, 8:21 am
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Turkish Airlines have extended Elite and Elite+ status with 6 months. As of yesterday.
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Old Apr 2, 20, 3:20 pm
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LATAM extended 1 year their status
Latam Pass extending status until March 22 due to COVID19
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Old Apr 2, 20, 4:49 pm
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Alaska isn't really extending any status at this point yet. Sure they have a bonus elite miles offer going on, but it doesn't help when no one is flying.
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Old Apr 2, 20, 5:55 pm
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The TATL-flying US airline industry cartel kingpins seem to be deliberately slow in putting forward status extensions or other status acquisition/retention waivers of sort in place.
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Old Apr 2, 20, 6:50 pm
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Originally Posted by southlondonphil View Post
And British Airways is not extending the frequent flyer member status period, merely reducing the (re)qualification threshold for memberships expiring in April, May and June(*) and extending the expiry date of any 'companion' or upgrade vouchers you may have acquired.
To be fair the article does make this clear, but the headline is somewhat misleading in the context of several airlines' actual offering.
BA and a few others fall into that category, but headlines are very limiting in terms of character length and also the need to get the core of the message across while also making it appealing.
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Old Apr 2, 20, 7:09 pm
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Originally Posted by SK AAR View Post
Turkish Airlines have extended Elite and Elite+ status with 6 months. As of yesterday.
Good to hear, but has this been confirmed by TK or is this just based on reports by M&S members of a wave of six-month extensions?
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