oneworld airline Royal Air Maroc is offering a very broad status match opportunity. If you have status in most Star Alliance, SkyTeam or major non-aligned programs, they will match your status like-for-like and this status lasts through March 2023.
- You can receive oneworld sapphire status for your current mid-tier status and higher, which is nice for free checked bags and priority check-in and boarding on airlines like American, Alaska, British Airways, and more.
- It entitles you to lounge access with oneworld airlines including American and Alaska – even when flying coach on a oneworld airline domestically. And at American this includes Flagship business class lounges at New York JFK, Miami, Dallas, Los Angeles and soon-to-reopen Chicago O’Hare.
The match costs 49 euros. There’s just been one hitch. Many American readers have had huge problems trying to sign up for the Royal Air Maroc frequent flyer program. For most it simply errors out when you submit your registration.
Commenter DealRaider flags that Royal Air Maroc on the back-end is requiring a P.O. Box for U.S. addresses, but you aren’t given the opportunity to enter one during the signup process. Since this is a required field, your registration errors out.
However if you enter your nationality as American but list yourself with a United Kingdom address your registration should process. And when you’re logged in you can go and update your address (country) in your profile right away.
In fact, many non-U.S. choices for country will work. However not all do.