Elite Status

Two Months Late – No Match For Me!

No match for me!
Written by Charlie

Back in February, Etihad Airways was running a promotion where they would match you to their Gold status if you sent them a copy and statement from another airline with which you had Gold or higher. I read about this on Loyalty Lobby and did it right away. Good thing, too, because they changed the terms within a couple of days to state that it was for UAE residents only.

No match for me!

Do they really mean it? 🙂

No Match For Me!

To be honest, I had forgotten I had requested the match – until I received an e-mail from them today. Apparently, I am not good enough for them. 🙁 Actually, not sure why they denied my request as they approved others. I have a feeling that it may be because I am not a UAE resident, but I applied when that was not a requirement.

I guess I could go ahead and write back to ask why, but I really don’t care. I thought I might be using them more and it made sense, but plans have changed so no big deal. I do get frustrated when airlines offer a good thing and change the terms in the middle of the offer, though.

And No Match For My Wife

In other news, my wife has still not received any update e-mail from JetBlue on matching her to their Mosaic status. She sent her request in the same time I did (and I received my notice of status match a few weeks ago). I guess they don’t like her, or maybe it is her Southwest Companion Pass. I found it odd that they included that in their match offer, and maybe they ended up finding it odd as well. Oh well, I got it and she will be traveling on JetBlue with me so it is ok!

Have you ever been turned down for a status match? Which airline and what was the reason?

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About the author


Charlie has been an avid traveler and runner for many years. He has run in marathons around the world for less than it would cost to travel to the next town - all as a result of collecting and using miles and points. Over the years, he has flown hundreds of thousands of miles and collected millions of miles and points.
Now he uses this experience and knowledge to help others through Running with Miles.

1 Comment

  • Jetblue matched my Southwest CP without issue (other than it took 3 weeks for them to respond back)