Airline elite status matching

Interested in switching loyalty to another airline? But you would hate to give up the elite status on your primary carrier to do it?

Many airlines will see that you’re an elite with one of their competitors and offer to start you out at a comparable level in their program in order to induce your business. Over at I posted a pretty comprehensive discussion of which airlines will match existing elite status, and how to go about requesting them to do so.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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