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Old Dec 3, 18, 2:16 pm
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Lifetime platinum status match?

Has anyone had any success or heard of status matching lifetime platinum with another chain? I think there is an opportunity for the competition to get some of Starriotts customer base. Things have just gotten progressively worse over the past few weeks and I am wondering if there are any options for lifetimers.
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Old Dec 3, 18, 4:21 pm
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Originally Posted by tfong007 View Post
Has anyone had any success or heard of status matching lifetime platinum with another chain? I think there is an opportunity for the competition to get some of Starriotts customer base. Things have just gotten progressively worse over the past few weeks and I am wondering if there are any options for lifetimers.
I'm gonna say the odds of this happening are about zero. Can you imagine the uproar if Marriott started granting complimentary LT status to someone who's been loyal to say Hyatt or Hilton for the last 10 years?
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Old Dec 3, 18, 5:05 pm
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I'm gonna say the odds of this happening are about zero. Can you imagine the uproar if Marriott started granting complimentary LT status to someone who's been loyal to say Hyatt or Hilton for the last 10 years?
I think s/he wants to use his/her Marriott lifetime status to get a comp with another chain. At least that's how I read it. And I think that the use of lifetime is a distraction as I agree with you it doesn't enter into status matches. No new chain will gift lifetime but they might gift one year status.
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Old Dec 3, 18, 7:21 pm
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Originally Posted by SanDiego1K View Post
No new chain will gift lifetime but they might gift one year status.
Even one year has a very low likelihood. If you have lifetime status, but not current status, you have no value to any chain.
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Old Dec 4, 18, 4:43 am
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Originally Posted by mahasamatman View Post
Even one year has a very low likelihood. If you have lifetime status, but not current status, you have no value to any chain.
I will say that MSC Cruises matched me to their top level (Black) specifically because I was a LT Plat Marriott member. I do believe others who were not LT but Plat with Marriott were not matched to that same level.

As for other hotel chains matching my Marriott status, I would guess it depends on what information they require for a status match. Basically, how would Hilton, IHG, Hyatt, and so on know whether my status with Marriott was only due to my LT status or due to current levels of travel if I was only asked to show an elite card?
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I'm not sure that any chain will even offer one year but part of me says why not?
If another chain grants me one year and I stay a few times, the loss isn't that great. However if I am a frequent traveler and the one year status match [or even a X night in Y days will get you top/mid status for a year] and it pushes that traveler to the new chain, its probably worth it.

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Old Dec 4, 18, 5:29 am
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I would think that lifetime platinum customers have some value to the competition. If there was ever a time for them to get some new customers this would be it.
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Old Dec 4, 18, 5:29 am
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I will say that MSC Cruises matched me to their top level (Black) specifically because I was a LT Plat Marriott member.....
Interesting info. Do other cruse lines offer status match from hotel programs?
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Old Dec 4, 18, 5:31 am
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AA did a great job of grabbing a chunk of my business (and I know many others) back in 2012 and onward when UA had a similarly terrible couple years working through their merger...I can't believe we haven't seen more matching efforts by Hyatt/Hilton/IHG, etc...
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Old Dec 4, 18, 5:53 am
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Interesting info. Do other cruse lines offer status match from hotel programs?
AFAIK, MSC Cruises is the only cruise line that has a status match program. There is a thread or 2 on it in the Cruises forum.
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Old Dec 4, 18, 8:52 am
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Originally Posted by tfong007 View Post
I would think that lifetime platinum customers have some value to the competition. If there was ever a time for them to get some new customers this would be it.
Some value, sure. But not enough to give someone lifetime status. Giving Marriott/Bonvoy LT Ps or PPs 1-year of status might be of nterest to them though. I agree with one of the previous posts, imagine the uproar if Marriott gave LT status to someone who previously held no status.

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