Status Match Posts

UPDATE: Merged Already? Did American Airlines Match My US Airways Status?

I have a quick update regarding my previous question on whether or not American and US Airways had already essentially merged in regards to frequent flyer program status.  To recap, on American Airlines specifically I only earned 28k EQMs and just 38k PQMs on US Airways (though it was through a ...
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Merged Already? Did American Airlines Match My US Airways Status?


The most dreaded day of the year for most status chasing frequent flyers has to be March 1st.  Most programs allow you to earn from January 1st of a given year until December 31st of the same, but they will let you keep your status another two months following until the end of February. ...
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Is the Sky Blue-er on the other side: Testing US and DeltAA

I'd love to say "its not me, its you" and fully break up with United, but I don't feel like any US domestic airline is that much better than any other.  Although clearly United is at or very near the bottom.  With that in mind, I used a recent business trip to Los Angeles as a trial run to ...
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BREAKING - No more Hyatt Diamond Challenges

I have been able to confirm with Hyatt that as of 10/31/14 they no longer offer Diamond Status challenges or status matches. That's not to say that they absolutely won't match again in the future or re-introduce a challenge, but in it's current format, the Diamond Challenge is no more.   ...
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Getting A Status Match to Alaska Airlines Elite Status

I have been a United Airlines fan for about three years now and I currently have Premier Gold status with them.  It's not much but I only do about 60,000 miles of flying a year. That's nothing compared to the other frequent fliers out there and truth be told, I'm not a huge money maker for ...
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Virgin America Status Challenge for Southwest Airline Elite

Virgin America started offering status matches last November for American Air and United Elite frequent flyers. When they first offered the status match, those matched to Virgin America Elite status were not offered a true status match, but instead were given a status challenge. In addition, not all ...
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Final Chance for Status Match + Points Transfer from bmi to British Airways

Come December 31st, now just two days away, the bmi Diamond Club will shut its doors for most of the world. If you've neglected transferring any destination miles from your bmi account to your British Airways Executive Club account, it is now or never. Same with a status match.
After numerous ...
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Virgin America Offers Status Match for American & United Elites

Virgin America (Vx) which claims to be A breath of fresh Airline is taking on United and American Airline by trying to steal their elite customers by offering them a FREE status match! Virgin America launched their own elite program earlier in an attempt to take on the legacy carriers and to lure ...
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Free Top Tier Status is back!

Get this while it's still available!  I covered this a couple of weeks ago and it went away so fast that even the Sherpstress didn't get in on it (she did wait almost 18 hours!).  She didn't make that mistake again and her Platinum status posted within moments.  Once you have signed up make sure ...

Top Tier Hotel Status Offer - Intro to Status Matching


UPDATED: 
The offer is gone, and it was gone fast.  Congrats to those who got in on it! The offer is back, but it will likely go away again soon, see it here.  Part Two (Intro to Status Matching) is maybe one of the most useful things a new frequent flyer can master.  If you haven't ...

Free Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles Status Match - Star Alliance Gold Status

Continuing in my status match series, I want to highlight today the under-publicized status match offer currently on the table from Turkish Airlines. Like the SAS status match offer, Turkish is open to matching your elite status on any airline, even within Star Alliance. Unlike SAS, Turkish requires ...
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Free SAS EuroBonus Status Match - Star Alliance Gold Status

Targeted to residents of Hong Kong and mainland China, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is offering a hassle-free status match to EuroBonus silver or gold status through June 30, 2012. The matched status will be good through April 2013. Simply join EuroBonus here (it's free), then send a status match ...

American Airlines Sweetens Status Match Offer

When American Airlines offered a status match to United Airlines elite customers last month, I quickly jumped onboard. It was not that I was overly disgruntled with United: as I shared a few days ago, I just had another great trip with them. Rather, I figured I would give them a try (since I already ...
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American Airlines Here I Come!

I consider myself a savvy traveler and have turned much of the lemons created by United Airlines' 03 March system integration debacle with Continental Airlines into lemonade. I've run into a fair number of problems and a great deal of frustration, but my record is good--I cannot recall the last time ...
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Fed Up with United? Consider a FREE Status Match to American!

Since March 3rd, it's been pretty obvious that the intergration between United & Continental didn't go as smoothly as we were led to believe. The switch over to Continental's antiquated Passenger Service System, SHARES, forced thousands of customers to contact reservations to deal with issues ...
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OneWorld MegaDO, Status Challenges Abound

Well, you have seen my recap of the Launch Party for the oneworld MegaDO, and if you are interested in oneworld, here is your chance to see what they offer.  While the details are pretty straightforward, I am going to talk about the challenges that the primary sponsors are offering for anybody ...
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Hello Hyatt & Thanks for the status match!

A few weeks back I traveled to Belgrade , Serbia and when looking for a hotel I noticed there was not many 4 or 5 star international chains in the city. There is a Holiday Inn, but the reviews were not too favorable and the location was not the best. I did find some small hotels with good reviews in ...
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A Pleasant Surprise from Our Former Friends at CO

I got to the President's Club today at LAS fully expecting not to be let in.  The good news is that CO is honoring SkyClub memberships until January 31, 2009 systemwide.
In addition, if you want to become a member, they'll waive the initiation fee ($50) and give DL Elites the same price ...
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