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Status Match Challenge


The Free Spirit Status Match Challenge is an opportunity for you to experience the most valuable benefits of the Free Spirit program. Show your loyalty to Spirit and immediately benefit from your Status levels. If you have elite status with another airline, we will give you the equivalent Free Spirit Status for ninety (90) days – complimentary. Plus, you many earn ongoing Free Spirit Silver or Gold status based on our Free Spirit page.



In three simple steps you could be on your way to enjoying Free Spirit Status.

1. Determine your eligibility
  • Must meet ALL the following criteria to participate in our Status Match Challenge:
    • You have not received a Status Match or complimentary Free Spirit Status in the past two years.
    • You currently have elite status with a qualifying airline that was earned through that airline’s published requirements (complimentary status or status earned through a promotion does not qualify)
    • Must present an approved proof of membership document confirming your elite status with an airline listed above.
    • Use the Status Comparison chart to see what airline levels are required for the Status Match Challenge.
2. Click here to complete the form and upload your documents.
  • If you met all the criteria listed above, call our Contact Center team at 1-833-728-3359, or fill out the form here to be enrolled in the Status Match Challenge.
  • Make sure you’re ready to begin the challenge before you submit your request as your ninety-day complimentary Status period will begin within 24 hours after you receive the email confirmation of being accepted for a Status Match Challenge.
3. Enjoy the temporary Free Spirit Status by traveling with Spirit and/or spending on the Free Spirit Travel More Mastercard to earn the required Status Qualifying Points to retain the Status membership.



Once approved, you will be granted 90-days of Free Spirit Silver or Gold status based on your current elite membership with another airline. If your request is not approved, you’ll receive an email notifying you of our decision.

Use the Status Comparison chart to see what airline elite levels are qualified for the Free Spirit Status Match Challenge.


Enjoying your complimentary Free Spirit Status? Extend it by earning the required amount of Free Spirit SQP's during the 90-day complimentary period.
  • Your account will not be credited with Status Qualification Points (SQP's) equivalent to the normal earning requirement.
  • Our Guest Relations team will place you at the correct Status level based on your selected challenge level.
  • Enjoy full benefits of the Silver or Gold tier during the 90-day challenge period.
  • If you don't qualify at the end of the 90-day period under the terms of the Status Match Challenge, your membership level will be returned to the level it was prior to the challenge period.
  • If you meet the challenge criteria, you will enjoy the benefits of the Silver or Gold program level for the remainder of that calendar year plus the following calendar year.
  • If you do not meet the challenge criteria, the Silver or Gold status will be terminated immediately, and you will be returned to the Free Spirit level held prior to the Status Match Challenge.
  • You are allowed one Status Match Challenge every two years.
  • An email will be sent confirming the outcome of the Status Match Challenge

Link for info here:
https://customersupport.spirit.com/e...ticle/KA-01493
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Old May 17, 22, 12:27 pm
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Data point: I tried to match to Spirit Gold in January 2022. I never received update.
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Old May 17, 22, 1:05 pm
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Originally Posted by NEOhioTraveler3 View Post
Data point: I tried to match to Spirit Gold in January 2022. I never received update.
Send them an email through the online form and they'll get back to you within six weeks Yeah I know... but that worked for me.

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Old May 20, 22, 5:16 pm
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I uploaded screenshots of my delta status to the spirit status match website. I received the following email from [email protected] the next day:

Thank you for your interest in the Free Spirit® Status Match Challenge.
In order to complete your application, we need the following information: (The list of the flights that you took last year with Delta Airlines®, so we can validate that you earned that status by taking flights.)
Once this information is received, we will continue the review process.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
I haven't responded yet because my delta status isn't earned, so I imagine I'm not eligible. Oh well.

Best of luck to all of you trying to get status matched with spirit.
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Old May 26, 22, 3:11 pm
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i'll take a stab for a match with SWA CP and provide DP later

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Old Jun 2, 22, 7:22 am
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Originally Posted by danhouston View Post
i'll take a stab for a match with SWA CP and provide DP later
thought over, will wait til Sept / Oct to request a match, hoping to get it & complete extension in jan 2023 for retaining gold status til Dec 2024

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Old Jun 2, 22, 7:30 am
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I have the opportunity to fly Spirit somewhat extensively in July and August, however my challenge expires this month. I figure it's worth an email to plead for an exception, but I'm not getting my hopes up

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Old Jun 2, 22, 7:32 am
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Originally Posted by GW McLintock View Post
I have the opportunity to fly Spirit somewhat extensively in July and August, however my challenge expires this month. I figure it's worth an email to plead for an exception, but I'm not getting my hopes up

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Hi, Good luck! Please let us know what happens!!
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Old Jun 9, 22, 6:39 am
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Originally Posted by Bruegelpie View Post
I received a status match challenge and I'm trying to determine if I will do it. The Gold status has some pretty good benefits, but I need to get to 1,250 SQP in 90 days to keep Gold status until December 2023. The description of how to earn SQP is here: https://www.spirit.com/s/earning-points

For me the only way to do it will be to spend $12,500 on the Spirit MasterCard to get 1,250 points. If I use my 2% cash back card instead of Spirit credit card for a 12,500 spend, I would earn $250 cash back. Need to determine if Gold status is worth $250 for me.

Have others done this? Was it worth $250 to you?
Great news! I received an email yesterday that I achieved the status match. I now have Gold through December 31, 2023. So, for anyone wondering, making Gold through Spirit credit card spend does work!
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Old Jun 9, 22, 6:46 am
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Great news! I received an email yesterday that I achieved the status match. I now have Gold through December 31, 2023. So, for anyone wondering, making Gold through Spirit credit card spend does work!
Wow -- good for you! If they do me the favor of giving me an extra month, I may actually try and do that. As it stands currently, I have two weeks left and I would imagine that's not quite enough to get a credit card and hit the spend.

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Old Jun 9, 22, 8:14 am
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Originally Posted by GW McLintock View Post
Wow -- good for you! If they do me the favor of giving me an extra month, I may actually try and do that. As it stands currently, I have two weeks left and I would imagine that's not quite enough to get a credit card and hit the spend.

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Yes, I somehow managed to achieve Gold in under 3 months (with the special offer that I received). Perhaps you can chat / call them to ask about an extension? (When I called as a temporary Gold, I was transferred to the special Gold "desk" and didn't have to wait very long to talk with someone.)
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Old Jun 9, 22, 8:55 am
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Originally Posted by Bruegelpie View Post
Yes, I somehow managed to achieve Gold in under 3 months (with the special offer that I received). Perhaps you can chat / call them to ask about an extension? (When I called as a temporary Gold, I was transferred to the special Gold "desk" and didn't have to wait very long to talk with someone.)
I don't know if there is a special "silver desk" like there is one for gold. The last time I called/chatted about the status match delay, they said I had to communicate via the email form. Luckily I'm not that desperate and therefore won't really pursue this farther than I already have. It would be nice though since I have the opportunity to fly them next weekend, but if they don't extend the match then I'll just skip the trip since I won't need the points.

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Old Jun 20, 22, 6:21 pm
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Does anyone know if you only meet Silver requirements in an effort to match to Gold, can you keep Silver? It seems no from the T&Cs, but just checking if anyone requested it....
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Old Jun 23, 22, 2:08 pm
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A day or two ago I got a reply to my email asking for an extension; they instructed me to call reservations and ask to speak with a specialist in their Concierge Team.

Today I got a seemingly automated email indicating that the status challenge was over. The text was confusing, however:

Thanks for taking part in the Free Spirit® Status Match Challenge. Since you didn't earn enough Status Qualifying Points in the 90-day period, you'll still enjoy all the great benefits of being a Free Spirit Silver member.
I'll check tomorrow to see if I still have status or not

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Old Jun 27, 22, 10:38 am
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As of this morning...



(though I'm not complaining)

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Old Jun 27, 22, 4:23 pm
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Originally Posted by GW McLintock View Post
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So it is valid through the 23rd and you got the notice on the 27th?
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