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Old Oct 5, 08, 4:35 pm
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A collague of mine wants to switch from AA to SkyTeam, now I did switch to CO a while ago but dont know if it might be better to advise him towards DL or NW !?

Is there any downside with either one of these programms ?

I only flew on CO as long as I have my status but in general, how do the Alliance Partner treat you in terms of upgrades etc ?

Would it make sense for him to match to DL (flying LAX-JFK) when he is looking for preferential treatment on some NW overseas trips

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Old Oct 5, 08, 5:10 pm
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Originally Posted by al613 View Post
Here what my friend got today from NWA:

1. Gold on BMI to Platinum on NWA:
"fter reviewing the
information provided to us on your Diamond Club account, your Northwest
WorldPerks account has been upgraded to Platinum Elite status. This
one-time complimentary membership upgrade will remain valid through
February 28, 2009."

2. Good through 2009:
"Due to the timing of your 2008 complimentary Platinum Elite upgrade,
please be advised that your Platinum Elite membership will be continued
through the 2008 program year - March 1, 2009 through February 28, 2010.
You may expect your credentials for this program to be delivered prior
to March 1, 2009 to the address on file
."
Hmmm, based on (1) it seems like they only match through Feb. of 2009, but based on the bolded part above it seems like it's really through 2010, right? Can anyone say for sure? I'm considering a match before the program disappears, but only if it's good through early 2010.

Any thoughts?
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Old Oct 5, 08, 5:27 pm
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Originally Posted by lucky9876coins View Post
Hmmm, based on (1) it seems like they only match through Feb. of 2009, but based on the bolded part above it seems like it's really through 2010, right? Can anyone say for sure? I'm considering a match before the program disappears, but only if it's good through early 2010.

Any thoughts?
Yeah I think that they extend it until 02/10 now considering that there are only 2 full months left this Q-year.

Also I just realized that CO dumped its Bonus from 125% to 100% so NW would be still ahead of this !
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Old Oct 6, 08, 12:50 pm
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Anyone know if there's any way to email a NW status match request, or whether it has to be mailed/faxed?

Thanks!
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Old Oct 6, 08, 2:54 pm
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Originally Posted by lucky9876coins View Post
Anyone know if there's any way to email a NW status match request, or whether it has to be mailed/faxed?

Thanks!
I sent one yesterday to the NW contact info mentioned on the front page.

I did one for myself as well... considering how many SkyTeam deals there were this year and how cheap their prices to Europe / Germany are I can justify another elite membership
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Old Oct 6, 08, 3:38 pm
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Originally Posted by lucky9876coins View Post
Anyone know if there's any way to email a NW status match request, or whether it has to be mailed/faxed?

Thanks!
NW? lucky, what are you thinking? Just kidding!

I have been thinking about requesting a match with DL, because they have so many flights from TPA. I think they would be a better secondary airline than UA. However, considering that NW/DL will be the same airline anyway, it wouldn't matter which one gave the match, I guess. I would use my AA EXP. Does anyone have any thoughts as to whether it would be better to request the match from NW or DL?
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Old Oct 6, 08, 4:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Flying Buccaneer View Post
NW? lucky, what are you thinking? Just kidding!

I have been thinking about requesting a match with DL, because they have so many flights from TPA. I think they would be a better secondary airline than UA. However, considering that NW/DL will be the same airline anyway, it wouldn't matter which one gave the match, I guess. I would use my AA EXP. Does anyone have any thoughts as to whether it would be better to request the match from NW or DL?
Looks like NW matches you up to Platinum while DL bumps you only to Gold.

I would go with NW in your case. I faxed my EXP infos to them yesterday !

My reasons: the cheap fares to europe plus the 125% bonus and the opportunity to fly F to LAS since AA has only 1 mainline flight per day
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Old Oct 6, 08, 4:18 pm
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Originally Posted by Flying Buccaneer View Post
NW? lucky, what are you thinking? Just kidding!

I have been thinking about requesting a match with DL, because they have so many flights from TPA. I think they would be a better secondary airline than UA. However, considering that NW/DL will be the same airline anyway, it wouldn't matter which one gave the match, I guess. I would use my AA EXP. Does anyone have any thoughts as to whether it would be better to request the match from NW or DL?
Well, as a fellow TPA-er, here's why I did NW.
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Old Oct 6, 08, 4:51 pm
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Originally Posted by lucky9876coins View Post
Well, as a fellow TPA-er, here's why I did NW.
Thanks. Based on your info, and skywalkerLAX's post, I'd say NW is a no-brainer.
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Old Oct 6, 08, 5:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Flying Buccaneer View Post
Thanks. Based on your info, and skywalkerLAX's post, I'd say NW is a no-brainer.
If you end up going with NW, maybe we can finally agree on booking a flight together.
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Old Oct 6, 08, 6:40 pm
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Sorry for the newb question...but what airlines will match an AA Gold status?
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Old Oct 6, 08, 6:41 pm
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Originally Posted by lucky9876coins View Post
If you end up going with NW, maybe we can finally agree on booking a flight together.
Deal! I am going to FAX my materials tomorrow or Wednesday.
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Old Oct 8, 08, 12:27 pm
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YES !

Just got my email :

Dear Mr skywalkerLAX,

Thank you for contacting Northwest Airlines in regard to upgrading your
WorldPerks account.

A variety of criteria, including information from your American Airlines
mileage summary, is considered when evaluating requests from members to
match elite status from another airline. After reviewing the
information provided to us on your AAdvantage account, your Northwest
WorldPerks account has been upgraded to Platinum Elite status. This
one-time complimentary membership upgrade will remain valid through
February 28, 2009.

Due to the timing of your 2008 complimentary Platinum Elite upgrade,
please be advised that your Platinum Elite membership will be continued
through the 2008 program year - March 1, 2009 through February 28, 2010.
You may expect your credentials for this program to be delivered prior
to March 1, 2009.
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Old Oct 8, 08, 3:27 pm
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Originally Posted by skywalkerLAX View Post
YES !

Just got my email :....
Congratulations! That was about a 72-hour turnaround, right? I sent mine yesterday, so I guess I should expect a response on Friday.
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Old Oct 8, 08, 5:11 pm
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I sent in mine and got a response within 48 hours!
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