• AirNZ offers Star Alliance Gold status match to Qantas, Virgin flyers

    Air New Zealand is looking to bolster its frequent flyer ranks by raiding the Gold-grade ranks of competing airlines with the promise of an instant status match to its Airpoints Gold / Star Alliance Gold tier. The Kiwi airline's 'Touch of Gold' promotion is limited to residents of Australia and ...

    POSTED 11 Sep, 2018 51 Comments

  • The Qantas status match for Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyers

    Looking to move across from Virgin Australia and its Velocity Frequent Flyer scheme to Qantas, or keen to hold status with both airlines? Then you'll want to know about the opportunity afforded by the Qantas' Tier Accelerator status match. The Qantas Tier Accelerator program is a fast-track to Q...

    POSTED 30 Jul, 2018 26 Comments

  • How to get an airline status match

    So you've flown those many tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of miles and earned Gold, Platinum or some other shiny badge of elite status with the frequent flyer scheme of your favourite airline. Well done. But how do you parlay that piece of plastic into status with another airlin...

    POSTED 2 Jul, 2018 14 Comments

  • Delta offers SkyTeam frequent flyer status match against Qantas

    Delta SkyMiles Medallion status match challenge is open to Qantas frequent flyers Get Gold, Platinum and Diamond SkyMiles status through to 2020 This equates to SkyTeam Elite Plus status across all SkyTeam Alliance member airlines We've previously detailed how you can easily earn Gold-grad...

    POSTED 1 May, 2018 5 Comments

  • How to get a Hilton Honors status match to Diamond, Gold status

    Free breakfasts, room upgrades, club lounge access, late checkouts: those are the top perks of Hilton Honors Diamond and Gold status, and they're yours for anywhere from 90 days to a full year under the latest 'status match' promotion offered by the Hilton loyalty program. In order to qualify fo...

    POSTED 18 Mar, 2018 20 Comments

  • Instant status match: how to link your Marriott, Starwood accounts

    Thanks to the merger between Marriott International and Starwood Hotels and Resorts, elite members of the chains’ respective Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) loyalty programs can snap up elite status in the other program, just by linking their accounts. For example, if y...

    POSTED 23 Jan, 2018 3 Comments

  • Virgin Atlantic status match to Flying Club Gold, Silver tier

    Virgin Atlantic has rolled out an aggressive status match promotion aimed at snaring top-tier frequent flyers from competing airlines. The deal will give eligible travellers Gold or Silver status in Virgin's Flying Club loyalty scheme, based on their existing status with American AAdva...

    POSTED 9 Jun, 2017 2 Comments

  • How to get Star Alliance Gold status in a single flight

    Yes, you read that right: here's a status match promotion that can land you Star Alliance Gold frequent flyer status with just one flight. That shiny Star Alliance Gold card is your key to primo perks like airport lounge access, priority treatment and extra baggage allowance with the likes of Ai...

    POSTED 27 May, 2016 29 Comments

  • Here's a hotel status match with a difference...

    Hotel status matches are a treat for business travellers and frequent flyers – and now there's a way to turn your status with some of the world's leading hotel chains into VIP standing with a cruise line! A unique promotion from the popular Mediterranean line MSC Cruises offers a free upgr...

    POSTED 27 Nov, 2015 7 Comments

  • How to get a free SkyTeam Elite Plus status match

    Already have a Silver, Gold or Platinum frequent flyer card? Here's an easy way to get VIP perks with the likes of Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Garuda Indonesia, Korean Air, Vietnam Airlines and more. These airlines and 11 others belong to the globa...

    POSTED 7 Jul, 2015 44 Comments

  • Hyatt Gold Passport: instant Platinum status, Diamond fast track

    Members of Hyatt Gold Passport can boost themselves to Platinum status instantaneously and then take the speedy route to a top-tier Diamond card under the chain’s latest promotion. It’s done by emailing goldpassport@hyatt.com or calling Hyatt on 131 234 and requesting the ‘Elit...

    POSTED 17 Jun, 2015 4 Comments

  • How to get a free Oneworld Sapphire, Qantas Gold status match

    Here's a shortcut to getting VIP treatment with some of the world's largest airlines – including Qantas, American Airlines, Airberlin, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Japan Airlines, South American's LAN and TAM airlines, Malaysia Airlines and Qatar Airways. These airlines a...

    POSTED 12 May, 2015 16 Comments

  • How to get a free Star Alliance Gold frequent flyer status match

    A Star Alliance Gold frequent flyer card unlocks plenty of business class privileges and perks, even if you're flying in economy. From priority check-in at the airport and a fast track through airport security to a larger free allowance for checked luggage and of course access to some of th...

    POSTED 6 May, 2015 37 Comments

  • Our Easter Thursday wrap-up for frequent flyers

    If you’re planning a detour via the duty-free stores at Sydney Airport on your next journey abroad, pack your Etihad Guest membership card and collect points on your purchases – whether that’s fragrances, alcohol or anything else in the store. Likewise before your next trip, wh...

    POSTED 2 Apr, 2015 0 Comments

  • Oneworld, Star Alliance, SkyTeam frequent flyer status match deals

    Take a Gold or Platinum frequent flyer card from one airline and, like a magician's trick, a 'status match' deal will make a matching shiny card from another airline appear in your wallet or purse. If you've chosen your status match partner wisely, that new card will unlock prized perks such as ...

    POSTED 31 Mar, 2015 17 Comments

  • Status match: Virgin Australia lounge access via BA Executive Club

    Members of British Airways’ Executive Club program can match their status across to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club, which in turn gives lounge access and other elite perks when flying with Virgin Australia. The deal is available to Executive Club Gold and Silver cardholders flying on Virgin A...

    POSTED 26 Aug, 2014 0 Comments

  • Virgin Australia: status match for Qantas' high-flying public servants

    Virgin Australia is mounting a renewed assault on Qantas for the hearts and wallets of Australia's lucrative government travel sector with a status match campaign to lure top-tier Qantas Frequent Flyers into its fold. The promotion allows Australian government employees holding Silver, Gold and ...

    POSTED 4 Jun, 2014 24 Comments

  • How to 'status match' your Platinum or Gold frequent flyer card to a new airline

    When George Clooney was criss-crossing America at 40,000 feet in Up In The Air he wasn't just clocking up a mountain of frequent flyer miles. His character, Ryan Bingham, was also amassing a far more valuable coin of the corporate travel realm: a currency known as status that is the re...

    POSTED 1 Mar, 2014 0 Comments

  • Virgin Atlantic Flying Club status match to Qantas, Cathay Pacific

    Qantas and Cathay Pacific have both stepped up with offers to help Virgin Atlantic's Australian customers match their Flying Club status with each airline's respective frequent flyer program. The two airlines will offer the only direct flights between Sydney and Hong Kong as of May 6 this year, ...

    POSTED 17 Feb, 2014 4 Comments

  • Qantas & Virgin Australia frequent flyers get free SkyTeam status match

    LATEST | Air France/KLM has pulled down the shutters on the Flying Blue status match. Visitors to the status match sign-up page are now being greeted with this message: The possibility to apply for a Gold Card from Flying Blue is closed for now! This very exclusive offer was vali...

    POSTED 25 Jan, 2013 42 Comments

  • Virgin America status match for United, American Airlines

    Virgin America is rolling out the status match red carpet to top-tier United MileagePlus Premier and American Airlines AAAdvantage Gold and Platinum members. Gold and Silver status in Virgin America's Elevate frequent flyer program are up for grabs if you're an equivalent cardholder with Un...

    POSTED 15 Nov, 2012 0 Comments

  • Status match: how to get free Star Alliance Silver or Gold status

    Staus match alert! Savvy business travellers are always on the lookout for ways to boost their frequent flyer status -- especially with airlines other than their own first choice of travel. The reason: if you find yourself having to fly with another airline which belongs to a different alli...

    POSTED 18 May, 2012 12 Comments

  • Status match: get Silver, Gold, Platinum in United MileagePlus

    Got a trip on United Airlines coming up this year? If so, make a note to take up United's MileagePlus Premier Status Match Challenge. That marketing mouthful translates into three months' of Premier Silver, Gold or Platinum status with United's frequent flyer program, delivering you a ...

    POSTED 23 Jan, 2012 4 Comments

  • Virgin Australia offers double status credits for frequent flyers

    Want to fast-track your way to Velocity Gold or Platinum status with Virgin Australia? The airline is now offering double status credits on all domestic and international flights with Virgin Australia and its international partners of Etihad Airways, Air New Zealand, Delta Air Lines, Virgin...

    POSTED 9 Nov, 2011 4 Comments

  • Qantas vs Virgin Australia in new tussle for travellers

    Now that the dust is settling over Qantas' extraordinary three-day shutdown, which grounded all domestic and international aircraft along with some 70,000 passengers, the Red Roo is gearing up to win back customers. Qantas CEO Alan Joyce says the airline will move into a ''recovery phase'' ...

    POSTED 1 Nov, 2011 3 Comments

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