The ‘new Alitalia’ – ITA Airways – doesn’t have elite frequent flyers yet, and they’d like some. So they’re offering a status match to elites in most programs. So if you would like elite you just need to e-mail them.
- Sign up for the Volare frequent flyer program
- Email statusmatch -at- itaspa.com using with the following characteristics:
Subject line [Frequent Flyer Program You’re a Member Of] [Your Current Status] E.g. “United 1K”
Then in the body: First name Last Name [Frequent Flyer Program You’re a Member Of] [Your Current Status]
And attach a copy of your “current valid Frequent Flyer Card (digital or physical) and a copy of your ID card” (.pdf or .jpg)
- They’ll process by December 31, 2021.
They’re literally matching against frequent flyer programs in all alliances – including SkyTeam programs like Air France KLM and Delta SkyMiles, and including Alitalia Millemiglia.
Oddly while the terms list programs they’ll match from including Aeroflot, ANA, Korean Air, and TAROM Romanian, they don’t list JetBlue or Alaska Airlines (and JetBlue flies to Europe now). Many of the programs are actually misspelled in the program terms.
Isn’t telling customers interested in their elite frequent flyer program – becoming their best customers – that they may not even get a response for two and a half months the most Alitalia thing ever? If you wondered whether ITA Airways was still Alitalia or not I think you know.
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