LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded me shots that he took from the Etihad Gold welcome package that he had received based on one of the status match offers that I wrote about earlier this year.
The status is again valid for close to two years and expires on March 2015. I like the fact that Etihad gives full status period terms for their matched members and not only the current elite membership year that is usually max 12 months.
The package includes couple of luggage tags and a leaflet explaining the Etihad Guest Gold benefits. (Sorry for the blurry picture!).
If you are still in search of Etihad Guest Gold status and would book couple of Etihad flights, you can drop me an email and I can put you in touch with a travel agent that can get Gold status match done through an Etihad office. This has now ended.