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  • GeoffGeoff 6 posts

    Just had an email saying Status match is running a promotion for Flying Blue. I can’t use it myself as I am already at the level on Flying Blue that my other status would give me but could be interesting for others.

    Eligibility table is in the FAQ here – https://flyingblue.statusmatch.com/faq/

    FatherOfFour 283 posts

    Thanks, I got the same- after signing up for status match for the Dufry offer.
    I got 90% through- then asked for £79 payment!

    GeoffGeoff 6 posts

    Yes you have to pay for the status match which as I understand it is quite common. The cost depends on the level you are going to.

    Silver: €79
    Gold: €199
    Platinum: €399

    I guess the value depends on what features you are going to use. At the simplest level Silver gives you a free checked bag so you could make back the cost quickly. Then you have fast track, lounge etc depending on the level

    Super Secret Stuff 364 posts

    Yes you have to pay for the status match which as I understand it is quite common. The cost depends on the level you are going to.

    Silver: €79
    Gold: €199
    Platinum: €399

    I guess the value depends on what features you are going to use. At the simplest level Silver gives you a free checked bag so you could make back the cost quickly. Then you have fast track, lounge etc depending on the level

    I don’t think it is common. First I’ve heard of it, usually it’s a challenge or something to keep it or a straight up handout.

    Why should (or would) the average frequent flyer pay to become loyal to another airline or alliance? It just seems mad to me

    yonasl 954 posts

    Prices seem high. If I am BA Gold, why pay €399 to become Platinum with another airline. If I am flying business I won’t get much in terms of extra benefits (maybe extra XPs?)

    Status is good when flying economy in which case BA silvers may see a point in paying €199 to get a lounge, luggage and free seat selection.

    Do people know if Flying Blue status is applied to all party? (All passengers get luggage, seat selection, etc)

    RonnieB 288 posts

    Presume this will give equivalent status in Virgin/Delta etc?

    TJones 44 posts

    Do people know if Flying Blue status is applied to all party? (All passengers get luggage, seat selection, etc)

    They do not. You can of course guest one passenger into the lounge if gold or above. But the non-status passengers do not get luggage or seat selection.

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