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9W plat - which airlines will status match this

9W plat - which airlines will status match this

Old Jan 22, 18, 11:57 pm
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9W plat - which airlines will status match this

I have been a 9W plat for 6/7 years now but am more and more disillusioned with them these days. Given how easy it is to become/retain plat with them now, I am in a position to shift a significant portion of my business (esp international travel) away from them, without losing my status with them.

Does anyone know which airlines would status match 9W plat? I'm open to any of the 3 larger alliances with a slight preference to OW due to my flying patterns.

Thanks in advance
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Old Jan 23, 18, 3:51 am
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I don't know if any status match programs are going on right now but maybe there's a group here on FT for that.

AB used to be the best bet on OW. Based on my limited knowledge you should try IB (they had a recent challenge for AB & LH and some other unspecified airlines) and JL. You can also try AA but they rarely status match with non US airlines. TK (*G) has a fairly aggressive status match program as did AZ (Skyteam) at one point.

Of course make sure you time your status match to be able to meet the challenges that most programs have.

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Old Jan 23, 18, 4:51 am
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Old Jan 23, 18, 10:40 pm
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Thanks guys, much appreciated!
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Old Jan 24, 18, 1:09 am
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i'm not sure if any airline outside india would give you a status match....

many years ago i tried matching my 9w plat status with a bunch of airlines like delta, united & ba but none of them offered a match with an indian based airline....

this was a number of years ago so i don't know if the situation has changed....
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Old Jan 24, 18, 3:36 am
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Originally Posted by Keyser View Post
i'm not sure if any airline outside india would give you a status match....

many years ago i tried matching my 9w plat status with a bunch of airlines like delta, united & ba but none of them offered a match with an indian based airline....

this was a number of years ago so i don't know if the situation has changed....
I've got status matched to TK & AB with AI. I think 9W is a bit more difficult since they don't belong to any of the major alliances.

As a general rule none of the US airlines do a status match with a non US airlines there maybe some exceptions. I do a lot of traveling in the US on UA so maybe I'll try this sometime soon to see if they consider travel history.

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