AirEuropa and Air France-KLM’s Flying Blue severed their relationship on November 30, 2015, when the airline launched their own frequent flier program called SUMA (read more here).
AirEuropa is Spain based SkyTeam Alliance airline that flies to destinations in Europe and in the America’s.
You can access AirEuropa’s website here.
Now, the airline is apparently doing straight status matches to its SUMA frequent flier program from competing airlines including SkyTeam alliance ones based on the email received from reader.
All you need to do is to sign up for the program, email firstname.lastname@example.org with a photo of frequent flier card from a competing program, your SUMA frequent flier number and request status match.
Reader’s request had been processed within one business day (see the screenshot above).
SUMA’s Gold and Platinum status come with SkyTeam Elite Plus that includes business class check, priority boarding and lounge access on international itineraries.
Platinum members are also eligible for space available business class upgrades. These doesn’t seem to be restricted to European flights but also include long-haul flights to Americas.
If SUMA offers status matches to their Platinum status that comes with complimentary space available upgrades to business class, this would be great. I dropped them an email and requested match based on my lifetime Platinum status with American Airlines.
Even the Gold status is good for lounge access and business class check in with SkyTeam airlines. AirEuropa doesn’t mail out the frequent flier card unless you request it. Their app should be able to display it, however (better for some).