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For a limited time, American Airlines is allowing select Delta Air Lines SkyMiles and United Airlines MileagePlus elites to match status to the equivalent level in the AAdvantage loyalty program.
The airline says this is for a limited time with no published end date, so if you’re curious about how it all works, keep reading.
Status Match for Select Elites
- SkyMiles Platinum Medallion and MileagePlus Premier Platinum can status match to AAdvantage Platinum Pro.
- SkyMiles Diamond Medallion and MileagePlus Premier 1K can status match to AAdvantage Executive Platinum.
To do this, you must first submit proof of the appropriate status with SkyMiles or MileagePlus. Proof must come in the form of a screenshot of your respective account that includes the following information:
- Your first and last name
- Your account overview, including current status and status tracker wheels (if applying from Delta SkyMiles)
- 2022 account activity with MQMs, MQSs, and MQDs earned (for SkyMiles elite status holders) or your 2022 year-end snapshot (for MileagePlus elite status holders)
- Your 2023 Premier progress from your MileagePlus account
You’ll also need to send a screenshot of your current membership card with an expiration date of January 31, 2024, or January 31, 2025. Once you’ve received approval and enrollment, which can take up to 4 weeks, you can enjoy matched status for 4 months.
To keep your matched status, you’ll have to meet Loyalty Points goals every 4 months. How much you need to earn will be revealed to you in your AAdvantage account. After completing 3 goals in a row, you’ll receive status for the rest of the membership year.Hot Tip:
American Airlines’ membership year restarts on March 1 for the following year. If you receive a status match to AAdvantage from SkyMiles or MileagePlus, you could keep that status through February 2025.
The Fine Print
To apply for an American Airlines AAdvantage status match, you must first log in to your AAdvantage account. Loyalty Points goals will start at 42,000 and 67,000 Loyalty Points in the first 4 months to keep AAdvantage Platinum Pro and AAdvantage Executive Platinum, respectively.
You are ineligible if you’ve registered for the Instant Status Pass promotion in the last 2 years or already hold an equivalent status with AAdvantage. You must also be in good standing with both AAdvantage and the loyalty program you are matching from, and your first and last name must match across all relevant loyalty programs.
And lastly, you must have met the full status qualification requirements of SkyMiles or MileagePlus. You cannot match status that has already been matched, is a promotional status, has been transferred, or is a lifetime status.
This status match doesn’t come without its rules, but it sounds like a great way to experience a new airline elite status. Thankfully, there are many ways to earn Loyalty Points to meet the monthly goals to maintain AAdvantage status.
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