Interesting Qatar Airways Elite Status Match Offer

Qatar Airways has a really interesting status match opportunity via Australian Frequent Flyer. I flag this because mid- and top-tier elite members of Qatar Airways Privilege Club do not just get American Airlines Admirals Club access even on domestic itineraries, they receive access to American’s Flagship lounges, too (once those re-open of course).

I expect we’ll see more status match opportunities as airlines have empty seats to fill and become more aggressive going after the pool of frequent travelers that are out there.

Qatar will match elite members of the following programs: Emirates Skywards, Virgin Australia, Etihad Guest, Singapore Airlines Krisflyer, Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles, and South African Airways Voyager. I’ve rarely seen Qatar offer matches.

  • Status will last 12 months
  • You can retain status with half the usual requirements

Send an email by Wednesday 11:59 p.m. Doha time to statusmatch -at- and include,

  • Your Qatar Airways frequent flyer account number
  • Account activity from the past two months of the program you’re using to get the match
  • Copy of your current membership card

Qatar says it may take 10 business days to process the request.

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  1. anyway to combine this with the recent $1600 JFK-KBP Qsuites deal that many have turned into JFK(LAX/ORD)->BKK?

  2. If you match to Gold/Plat but are also EP with AA, can you credit your AA flight to AA while using your QR status to access the Flagship Lounge or is this only possible by crediting your flight to QR?

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