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Airline Status Match Master Thread

Airline Status Match Master Thread

Old Feb 20, 19, 1:03 pm
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Currently I'm on Finnair Plus Platinum (OneWorld Emerald). As I have several SkyTeam flights scheduled for the next few months I was wondering if you have any recommendations for status matches so I could make use of the SkyTeam perks.
I am based in Amsterdam and KLM has already refused my request.
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Old Feb 27, 19, 1:34 am
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Originally Posted by zeer0 View Post
They seem to match to Silver if you have a CX flight in the past 12 months.
They do, but usually ask for much more that just a past flight, including detailed statements and future bookings on CX.
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Old Feb 27, 19, 1:35 am
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Originally Posted by Pseudo Nim View Post
Hahaha. I know right. They refused to match me though so maybe not everyone. But youíre right
My application was just ignored by ANA. They didn't even bother to send an e-mail with rejection.
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Old Feb 27, 19, 1:07 pm
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Originally Posted by EuroFlash View Post
Currently I'm on Finnair Plus Platinum (OneWorld Emerald). As I have several SkyTeam flights scheduled for the next few months I was wondering if you have any recommendations for status matches so I could make use of the SkyTeam perks.
I am based in Amsterdam and KLM has already refused my request.

You can try Delta, they do a challenge with status upfront for 3 months. Or trade on CC for a Delta Silver or Gold status card valid for the rest of the year.
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Old Mar 4, 19, 2:55 pm
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Lot of confirmed Finnair matching roughly 2 years ago after AirBerlin went bust, does anybody have more recent data points?

Going from *A Silver (LH-branded if that matters)
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Old Mar 17, 19, 4:58 am
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Originally Posted by zeer0 View Post
That's how it usually is if you match after July.
actually what happens if you match before July but complete the challenge after July, will it still be extended to 2021 i.e. is it based on date of completion or date of initial offer?
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Old Mar 18, 19, 11:05 pm
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Originally Posted by kauppias View Post
You can try Delta, they do a challenge with status upfront for 3 months. Or trade on CC for a Delta Silver or Gold status card valid for the rest of the year.
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Old Mar 20, 19, 1:44 am
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Originally Posted by EuroFlash View Post


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That's surprising to hear. DL is usually very generous in who they match, as long as it's not ST.
Did they specifically mention they don't match AY?
I was initially denied because they didn't like my digital card as proof. When I sent in my physical one I was approved. (matching from OZ)
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Old Mar 20, 19, 2:01 am
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Originally Posted by zeer0 View Post
That's surprising to hear. DL is usually very generous in who they match, as long as it's not ST.
Did they specifically mention they don't match AY?
I was initially denied because they didn't like my digital card as proof. When I sent in my physical one I was approved. (matching from OZ)
Thank you for writing in requesting a status match with Delta Air Lines. While we appreciate your interest in our Medallion program, we do not match Finnair Airlines or any of our SkyMiles partners.

We appreciate your business and trust your future flights will be enjoyable. We hope you will continue to make Delta your airline of choice.

Regards,



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Old Mar 20, 19, 3:20 am
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Originally Posted by EuroFlash View Post
Thank you for writing in requesting a status match with Delta Air Lines. While we appreciate your interest in our Medallion program, we do not match Finnair Airlines or any of our SkyMiles partners.
We appreciate your business and trust your future flights will be enjoyable. We hope you will continue to make Delta your airline of choice.

Regards,
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Huh, that's too bad. Not sure why AY isn't matched, it's a direct competitor of KLM which a DL flyer would use.
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Old Mar 29, 19, 4:48 pm
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Originally Posted by EuroFlash View Post
we do not match Finnair Airlines or any of our SkyMiles partners.
The wording suggests that the one who wrote that thinks that AY is a SkyMiles partner. Maybe that's why you weren't matched.
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Old Mar 29, 19, 6:00 pm
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Yeah I would just try again.
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Old Apr 7, 19, 4:15 am
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Aerolinas Argentinas: applied within time limit and no response for several MONTHS, when following up today received feedback that status match was only valid for Argentina residents, this was not mentioned anywhere.
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Old Apr 7, 19, 4:31 am
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Originally Posted by Alex100i View Post
Aerolinas Argentinas: applied within time limit and no response for several MONTHS, when following up today received feedback that status match was only valid for Argentina residents, this was not mentioned anywhere.
How did you manage to follow up? Their email address seems to be offline and through social media I donít get a response.
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Old Apr 11, 19, 7:45 pm
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Originally Posted by Alex100i View Post
Aerolinas Argentinas: applied within time limit and no response for several MONTHS, when following up today received feedback that status match was only valid for Argentina residents, this was not mentioned anywhere.
Stupid excuses like China Southern before. Another example of how Skyteam sucks.
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