TK status match (2017 onwards)

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Update January 2020:

According to statusmatcher.com TK will only issue the the status match challenge to those holders of the following status:

Oneworld Emerald
Finnair Plus Gold (Oneworld Sapphire)
Skyteam Elite Plus
Emirates Gold/Platinum
Etihad Gold
Oman Air Gold


Other Gold Card holders including *G are out of luck.

Please report your experience in this thread and note the useful information in the Wiki below.

It appears that status matches are only granted once per lifetime, so think carefully before requesting if you might not re-qualify.


4/7/2015
Adding this Step-by-Step guide with screenshots to TK Status Match
http://dcta.boardingarea.com/2015/02...-status-match/

26/7/2015 - Jerry
TK asks for Elite card scan AND Account activity within last 2 months, so it's best if you have some activities!!
Timeline can range from few hours to few days, be patient!


02/11/2015 - flolee
It looks like TK might also ask you for a scan of your Passport now. So if you are in a hurry better submit it right away in the first place with all the other documents.

Date Requested
Current Airline and Status (note list of matchable status above)
Information submitted (i.e. physical card scan, activity statement, etc)
Any replies received other than confirmation
Date Confirmation Received

03/01/2016 - zap7
Multiple reports from December 16th 2015 onwards state that TK now only grants a match to 4 months "elite trial", requiring 1 international TK flight during the 4 months following the match to extend it to one year and 15000 k TK status miles during that year to extend elite status to 2 years:
Welcome Miles&Smiles Turkish Airlines' advantageous Frequent Flyer Programme. Elite card trial period will be valid for 4 months. As of start date of elite membership within 4 months trial period one international Turkish Airlines flight should be realised for extending your card validity date to 1 year, if 15.000 status miles accumulate at the end of the first year elite membership will extend 1 year more and the total validity date will be 2 years.
04/11/2017 - CoweyB. TK has clarified that once a status match is given any miles collected during the first year of the match do not count for renewal - despite the email suggesting that 25,000 miles collected in the first year will secure renewal. TK has said that it is necessary to collect 37,500 in the second year to maintain Elite status for a further two years once the period of the status match ends.
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Old Jun 15, 20, 4:09 am
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Yes, indeed, unless you would take a TK international flight within the next 4 months, do not start the status challenge as this offer is valid once per lifetime for each member.
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Old Jun 15, 20, 5:25 am
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Thanks. TK already have international flights
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Old Jun 18, 20, 4:25 am
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Originally Posted by craigthemif View Post
AFAIK it's still running. With no guarantees that there will be a convenient TK flight to take within the next 4 months, it would be a bit silly to start the challenge now IMO.
I was told on May 14 that it is currently not running.

Originally Posted by TK
We would like to inform you that due to the epidemic, the effect of which is seen all over the world, status match process is temporarily not provided.

We present it to your information and wish to meet on healthy and joyful days.

Sincerely Yours,

Burcu C.
Customer Representative
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Old Oct 6, 20, 7:12 am
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Anyone knows if TK is still doing the status match or is it still suspended?
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Old Oct 6, 20, 7:15 am
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Originally Posted by AHC96 View Post
Anyone knows if TK is still doing the status match or is it still suspended?
It should be resuming.
I have checked Twitter and the TK Twitter team has responded someone in July to fill out a feedback form for a status match.
Although, sometimes, the TK Twitter team is clueless about some stuff.
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