Last week, I wrote (access here) about AirEuropa’s SUMA frequent flier program status match. AirEuropa used Air France-KLM’s Flying Blue as their frequent flier program, but decided to go on their own and launched this SUMA back in late November 2015.
AirEuropa is Spain based SkyTeam Alliance airline that flies to destinations in Europe and in the America’s. It wouldn’t have surprised me had they offered status match from at least all European programs to their SUMA, but this didn’t turn out to be the case.
The LoyaltyLobby reader who contacted me originally about this match had had his Alitalia frequent flier status matched with SUMA:
Seems that SUMA had change of heart and will only now match FlyingBlue elite members based on the emails that they send out:
AirEuropa and SUMA can definitely verify the elite status of SkyTeam airlines’ frequent flier members. That shouldn’t have been too difficult.
For others, they can only rely what people send them in unless they have some sort of agreement in place with number of airlines that could potentially lead to all sort of privacy violations.
I have not received any reply from SUMA for the status match request I emailed them before publishing the piece last week.