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Airline Status Match Master Thread

Airline Status Match Master Thread

Old Jul 4, 19, 5:09 am
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If I'm LH HON Circle, with substantial interncontinental travel in F, what other major programs do you think I can try matching with? I'm looking at Flying Blue and BA Executive Club in particular, but am open to others.

I don't want a basic match, but I'm open to a challenge. And I avoid US carriers.
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Old Jul 4, 19, 10:33 am
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Originally Posted by sophialite View Post
If I'm LH HON Circle, with substantial interncontinental travel in F, what other major programs do you think I can try matching with? I'm looking at Flying Blue and BA Executive Club in particular, but am open to others.

I don't want a basic match, but I'm open to a challenge. And I avoid US carriers.
Why don't you do both AF and BA? Send an email to them, also to QR and CX.
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Old Jul 5, 19, 1:56 am
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AF just shot me down.

Will try the others although the first rejection definitely reduces motivation.

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Old Jul 5, 19, 3:15 am
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Why do you need a status match if you do substantial intercontinental travel in F?

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Old Jul 5, 19, 3:26 am
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Originally Posted by mlqsko View Post
Why do you need a status match if you do substantial intercontinental travel in F?
This is fair. I suppose I am looking for upgrade vouchers so I can pay for business instead. Always helps to save money.

And when connecting in EU, I want excellent ground support on non-F travel.
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Old Jul 5, 19, 3:28 am
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Originally Posted by sophialite View Post


This is fair. I suppose I am looking for upgrade vouchers so I can pay for business instead. Always helps to save money.

And when connecting in EU, I want excellent ground support on non-F travel.
No program will give you upgrade vouchers with a match. That'd be a bit too generous.
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Old Jul 5, 19, 8:59 am
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Originally Posted by sophialite View Post
AF just shot me down.

Will try the others although the first rejection definitely reduces motivation.

You'll need to have flights booked with CX in order to get status match - send them statement with your F travel.
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Old Jul 14, 19, 2:06 pm
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Getting conflicting info. I'm a DL Diamond who already qualified for next year, and if it was possible would already qualify for following year. Trying to match/challenge to Finnair . Where/how do I go about that.
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Old Jul 14, 19, 6:11 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.
That was a slimy excuse from them, as that was not a condition they mentioned when asking for hotel/airline loyalty program info (that could be swiped and misused).
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Old Jul 20, 19, 1:38 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.
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DL's status match challenge is pretty specific:

https://www.delta.com/content/www/en...challenge.html

Only those airlines are matched and they won't match a "matched" status unless you earned requalification the normal way.
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Old Jul 20, 19, 1:40 am
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Originally Posted by barracuda93 View Post
My application was just ignored by ANA. They didn't even bother to send an e-mail with rejection.
Of course, ANA gives PLT thru 3/20 for IHG Spires. Mine went thru first time, immediately.
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Old Jul 20, 19, 2:06 am
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Originally Posted by rbAA View Post
[/left]DL's status match challenge is pretty specific:

https://www.delta.com/content/www/en...challenge.html

Only those airlines are matched and they won't match a "matched" status unless you earned requalification the normal way.
How can/do they tell?

Also, are there any airlines that don't care about this? I have Delta Gold, and I was hoping to stretch it by finding another airline that would match.
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Old Jul 20, 19, 4:49 am
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Originally Posted by diburning View Post
How can/do they tell?

Also, are there any airlines that don't care about this? I have Delta Gold, and I was hoping to stretch it by finding another airline that would match.
Read the T&C's in the offer. It requires a statement showing activity vs a status match.
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Old Jul 20, 19, 12:59 pm
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Originally Posted by rbAA View Post
DL's status match challenge is pretty specific:

https://www.delta.com/content/www/en...challenge.html

Only those airlines are matched and they won't match a "matched" status unless you earned requalification the normal way.
They do match any carrier not listed in the description at their discretion. I tried matching AY which was denied but SK worked. Both not listed.

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Old Jul 30, 19, 4:00 am
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GarudaMiles is offering a status match (without challenge!). They even provide a form on there website: https://www.garuda-indonesia.com/fil...Order-Form.pdf

There is one confirmed match on StatusMatcher: Garuda Indonesia Status Match | StatusMatcher and we know about a second one Miles&More Senator → Gold (SkyTeam Elite).

You can read about the status match on my blog: https://travel-dealz.eu/deal/garudamiles-status-match/

Last edited by go-around; Jul 30, 19 at 4:18 am
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