Alaska Airlines has launched the Come Back for the Status Match-campaign for elite members from Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, or Southwest.
The special match is valid for applications through April 15, 2021, and comes with a 50% EQM boost for Alaska Airlines flights through the end of the year. The status is valid through December 31, 2021.
You can access this match on Alaska’s website here.
Note that if your status with some other airline, you can utilize their regular match program accessible here.
It is interesting how Alaska groups various tier levels from Delta, United, and Southwest.
Here’s how to apply:
- Sign up for Alaska Mileage Plan™. Note your member number. Already a member? You’re one step ahead.
- Complete the form below and upload a screenshot or PDF of your Delta, Southwest, or United Airlines frequent flyer account. Screenshot must include specific details, noted below.
- We’ll let you know if your elite status match request has been approved in about 2–4 weeks. Once approved, you can start flying and enjoy the benefits that come with elite status on Alaska Airlines.
Make sure that the screenshot that you upload includes the following information:
To submit your current frequent flyer status, sign in to your account online or through the app for that airline. Take a screenshot of your account and upload it below. Be sure your screenshot includes the following information.
- Your full name
- Your current status
- Your miles flown year-to-date or miles flown the prior year to earn elite status
Alaska already uses Oneworld branding on its website, although it is still more than a month for the joining date:
Alaska Airlines tries to make it easy to move from the United, Delta, and Southwest by offering their frequent fliers an easy match.
Did you notice that JetBlue is missing from the list? Alaska has a “West Coast” alliance with American Airlines, while JetBlue has a similar arrangement with AA for the Eastern US that doesn’t see it becoming part of Oneworld.
Here are the terms and conditions of this match:
Restrictions apply. By participating in the Come Back for the Status Match, I agree to the Mileage Plan terms and conditions.
This limited time status match offer expires on April 15, 2021 and is only offered to members who have achieved elite status for 2020 or 2021 through actual flight miles or segments in a Delta, Southwest and United Airlines loyalty program. Status granted based on credit card activity, transferred points, or any other promotional offer is not eligible for a status match. Members who receive MVP Gold 75K status as part of this status match offer are not eligible for the 50,000 bonus miles associated with qualifying for MVP Gold 75K status. Please allow up to 4 weeks for verification and approval. You will receive a welcome email once the status match is approved, or you can also check your status in your account at alaskaair.com. Offer valid only for legal residents of the United States and Canada. In order to keep your status after December 31, 2021, you’ll need to qualify by fulfilling the criteria outlined here. Award travel does not count toward keeping your status. Offer subject to change without notice. All terms and conditions of the Mileage Plan program apply. A member who receives a status match through this offer may not request another status match for 2021 under any other offer.
**50% bonus elite-qualifying mile offer terms: No registration required. Members registered and approved for the limited time status match offer will receive a 50% bonus on elite-qualifying miles earned on flights marketed and operated by Alaska Airlines from July 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 (currently, all members are receiving a 50% bonus on elite-qualifying miles through June 30, 2021). Mileage for qualifying flights must be credited to the member’s Mileage Plan account. Not valid on free or award travel. The bonus elite-qualifying miles awarded as part of this promotion count toward elite status qualification only, are non-redeemable, and cannot be used toward award travel. All terms and conditions of the Mileage Plan program apply.