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An airberlin status match offers you another route to BA lounge access

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The Qantas status match ended on the 16th.  This was a tricky one to get, since you needed a New Zealand mailing address to take part, but if that was not a problem then you could have obtained a year of British Airways lounge access by matching any existing frequent flyer status you have.

Whilst that deal has gone away, there is another oneworld status match going on.

airberlin Gold

airberlin is currently matching any non-oneworld frequent flyer status you hold.  This was originally a limited time offer until the end of April but the deadline has now disappeared from the application form.

Full details can be found here, in English, on the airberlin website.

If you have British Airways or Cathay Pacific status then that will not work here.  It is a shame that Virgin Atlantic ended their BA status match on March 1st as that would have solved the problem easily.

The Etihad status match is also now over – but it is less likely that you would succeed in matching them as they are the biggest shareholder in airberlin.

If the only status card you have is with oneworld, you need to get creative.  You need to engineer a match with another oneworld airline and then get airberlin to match you back.

Pull that off and another year of BA lounge access and free seat selection can be yours.  airberlin status will also give you benefits when flying with Etihad and potentially with other members of Etihad Airways Partners as well.

Comments (76)

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  • Matthew says:

    I sent a screenshot of my TK Elite card to AB at lunchtime on Friday and received a status match to AB Gold this morning. I’m already BA Silver so it’ll have limited use but worth having all the same.

  • James says:

    I sent my Air France had card etc on Friday and confirmation that I had been matched to gold this morning! Only two weeks of status on Air France status left so a result !


    Many thanks!!

  • Ivo says:

    I opened a Topbonus account on Friday morning and emailed them a copy of my Turkish Airlines Elite Plus card and within 4 hours they confirmed status match to gold for 1 year. Finally to the lounge in LHR T5! The card will arrive in 2 weeks but my account is already showing Gold!

    Many thanks Rob, for mentioning this on the site, I truly appreciate it and it is a huge benefit for such a small effort.

  • Luke says:

    I managed to get this to match with the Etihad gold with absolutely no problem at all.

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