Southwest Airlines is offering status matches for Rapid Rewards members with Colorado address that have any status with either United or Frontier. Southwest will match you to their A-List preferred status.
LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded me an email that he had received from Southwest regarding this offer and it doesn’t appear to be targeted:
We have an exciting opportunity for Colorado Rapid Rewards® Members who have elite status through the United Airlines MileagePlus® or Frontier EarlyReturns® programs! Through April 30, 2013, MileagePlus Premier® and EarlyReturns Ascent or Summit members can get complimentary Rapid Rewards A-List Membership!
As an A-List Member, you will enjoy special privileges designed to make your travel experience easier, faster, and more enjoyable than ever, including:
Fly By® Priority Check-in and Security Lane Access (where available)
25% Earning Bonus
Dedicated A-List Membership Phone Line
To take advantage of this elite status match, submit the following to RapidRewards@wnco.com:
A copy of your current, valid MileagePlus Premier or EarlyReturns Ascent or Summit membership card or statement
Your first and last name
Rapid Rewards account number
Enter “Colorado Status Match Offer” in your subject line
To avoid delays, please ensure that your request includes all of the above information. Please note that your e-mail submission cannot exceed five megabytes (5MB).
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to match your elite status today!
You can read more about Southwest’s elite statuses here.
The A-List is an entry level status with Southwest, but can come handy. I have usually flown Southwest few few times a year, when there haven’t been better options, and having status enables you to get a better seating with them and some extra Rapid Rewards points.
If you have a friend living in Colorado, you could always move your Southwest account there until they have matched your status.