Ultimate Guide to Airline or Hotel Status Match Programs in 2024

Are you looking for the latest information on official status matches and challenges for airline or hotel rewards programs? You’re in the right place!

(UPDATED APR 24)

Our detailed guide includes all the newest options in is updates constantly.

Whether it’s airline status matches or hotel status match challenges, we’ve got all the details you need.

The status matches covered include:

(If you’re aware of any status matches that we haven’t mentioned, please share them with us in the comments.)

Airlines

Hotels

 

Airlines

Air Baltic

For a Status Match, you first now have to sign in.

Offer validity: not applicable

Match to levels: VIP

Match from airlines: Finnair Plus (Gold, Platinum and Platinum Lumo), SAS EuroBonus (Gold, Diamond) and Lufthansa Miles&More (Senator and Hon Circle) status owners.

Status upon approval: VIP Status

Status Validity: Not defined

LINK TO Air Baltic STATUS MATCH

 

United MileagePlus Premier Status Match Challenge

Offer validity: 20th December 2024

Match to levels: Premier Silver, Premier Gold, Premier Platinum depending on your existing status

Match from airlines: All owners of a status can apply if the airlines you have status at is not part of the Star Alliance

Status upon approval: If you meet the criteria to participate in the Premier status match offer, your account will be upgraded for 90 days to Premier Silver, Premier Gold or Premier Platinum status based on the level you hold in your current frequent flyer program

Qualifying Criteria after match: Within 120 days you have to

  • Silver: Fly 4 PQF and earn 1,300 PQP on flights operated by United or United Express
  • Gold: Fly 8 PQF and earn 2,600 PQP on flights operated by United or United Express
  • Platinum: Fly 12 PQF and earn 4,000 PQP on flights operated by United or United Express

Status Validity:

Earned 2024 Premier status is valid through January 2025. The MileagePlus status is valid through January 2025. The MileagePlus status is valid through January 2026 for customers who earn Premier status through this promotion on or after July 1, 2024.

LINK TO UNITED STATUS MATCH CHALLENGE

 

Delta SkyMiles Medallion Status Match Challenge

Offer validity: No end date published

Match to levels: Silver, Gold and Platinum

Match from airlines: Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways, American Airlines, Asiana Airlines, British Airways, Copa Airlines, Japan Airlines, jetBlue, Lufthansa, Qantas, South African, Southwest, United, Virgin Airlines.

Status valid upon approval: Your complimentary Status Match will last for 3 months beginning on the date your request is approved

Qualifying Criteria after match: Within 3 months you have to

  • Silver: 6,250 MQMs or 8 MQSs AND $750 MQDs or MQD Waiver
  • Gold: 12500 MQMs or 15 MQSs AND $2000 MQDs or MQD Waiver
  • Platinum: 18750 MQMs or 25 MQSs AND $3000 MQDs or MQD Waiver

Status Validity: January 31st, 2026

LINK TO DELTA STATUS MATCH CHALLENGE

Flying Blue Paid Status Match 

Offer validity: No end date published

Match to levels: Silver, Gold and Platinum

Match from airlines: Aer Lingus, Air Canada, American Airlines, British Airways, Emirates, Etihad, Finnair, Iberia, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, TAP, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines and WestJet.

Status valid upon approval: 12 months after approval

Application fees are as follows: 59€ for Silver, 199€ for Gold and 399€ for Platinum.

LINK TO FLYING BLUE PAID STATUS MATCH

Eva Air

Offer validity: No end date published

Match to levels: Silver, Gold and Diamond.

Match from airlines: Not specified

Status valid upon approval: According to reports for one year.

Qualifying Criteria after match: Not mentioned

Status Validity: Not mentioned

Send an email to infinitymileagelands@evaair.com with a copy of your current status and recent flight activity.

 

Alaska Status Match Challenge

Offer validity: No end date published

Match to levels: MVP, MVP Gold, Gold 75k

Match from airlines: Aeromexico, Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, JetBlue, Southwest, United

Status valid upon approval: 90 days

Qualifying Criteria after match: Within 90 days you have to earn miles depending on your status:

  • MVP status – fly 5,000 miles
  • Gold status – fly 10,000 miles
  • Gold 75K status – fly 20,000 miles

Status Validity: Depends on the date you start your challenge:

  • Start your status match by the end of June, and meet the challenge to keep your status through the end of the calendar year.
  • Or, start your status match between July – December and meet the challenge to keep your status through the end of next year.

LINK TO ALASKA STATUS MATCH CHALLENGE

 

Royal Jordanian PAID Status Match

Offer validity: No end date published

Match to levels: Silver Jay & Gold Sparrow

Match from airlines: Air Europa, Flying Blue, Miles & More, Egypt Air, El Al, Emirates, Etihad, Gulf Air, Kuwait Airways, MEA, Oman Air, Saudia, SAS, TAP, Turkish & Virgin.

Status valid upon approval: 12 months

Qualifying Criteria after match: No change

Status Validity: 12 months

Application fees are as follows: USD $49 for Silver Jay qualifying applicants and USD $149 for Gold Sparrow

LINK TO Royal Air Jordanian PAID STATUS MATCH

 

Southwest Status Challenge

Offer validity: December 31, 2024

Match to levels: A-list elite status

Match from airlines: U.S.-based carriers

Status valid upon approval: 120 days

Qualifying Criteria after match: fly three round trip qualifying flights, or six one-way qualifying flights, or earn 8,000 tier qualifying points from your qualifying flights

Status Validity: additional 12 months

LINK TO SOUTHWEST STATUS MATCH CHALLENGE

Turkish Airlines Status Challenge

Offer validity: unknown

Match to levels: Elite (Star Alliance Gold)

Match from airlines: Not specified, but many airlines seem to work like for example: Lufthansa, British Airways, Flying Blue, United, Emirates, ITA, Qatar Airways,…

Status valid upon approval: 120 days

Qualifying Criteria after match: fly once internationally with Turkish Airlines on any class and your status will be granted for 12 months. Within that period, when you earn 15’000 miles exclusively on Turkish Airlines, your status will be extended to a 2 year period.

Status Validity: additional 12-48 months

Application:

You have to contact Turkish Airlines via their contact form and provide a copy of your id, of your status card and a copy of your recent flights. The customer relations team usually responds within a day. You can access the link below to use the contact form. Select Membership processing and simply write you request a status match.

LINK TO TURKISH AIRLINES CONTACT FORM

 

Virgin Atlantic

Offer validity: No end date published

Match to levels: Silver, Gold

Match from airlines: American Airlines, British, American, Cathay Pacific, El Al,  Hong Kong Airlines, Iberia, Lufthansa, PIA, SAS, Singapore Airlines, South African, United.

Criteria: You need to have a future revenue flight booked with Virgin Atlantic in either Premium Economy or Upper Class.

Status valid upon approval: 12 months

Qualifying Criteria after match: Gold members will need to earn 1000 tier points in the membership period to retain Gold status.
Silver members will need to earn 400 tier points in the membership period to retain Silver status.

LINK TO VIRGIN ATLANTIC STATUS MATCH CHALLENGE

 

Hotels

Hilton Honors Status Challenge

Offer validity: No end date published

Match to levels: Gold with possibility to upgrade to Diamond

Match from other hotels: Choice, Hyatt, IHG, Mariott, Best Western, Accor, Radisson, Wyndham and others.

Status valid upon approval: 90 days

Qualifying Criteria after match: Within 90 days

  • Gold: After only 8 nights
  • Diamond: When you complete 14 nights, you will receive Diamond status

Status Validity: March 31st, 2026

LINK TO HILTON STATUS MATCH CHALLENGE

More on Hilton Honors:

Hilton Honors Guide – Part 1: Hilton Honors Gold status, why it is worth it and how to easily become Gold

Hilton Honors Guide – Part 2: How to make the best use of your Honors points.

 

Best Western Status Match

Offer validity: No end date published

Match to levels: Gold Elite, Platinum Elite, Diamond Elite, Diamond Select Elite

Match from other hotels: Not specified

Status valid upon approval: No Challenge so fully matched

Qualifying Criteria after match: No Challenge so fully matched

Status Validity: March 31, 2026

LINK TO BEST WESTERN STATUS MATCH

 

Caesars Rewards – Wyndham Rewards Status Match

Offer validity: unlimited

Match to levels: Platinum Caesars Rewards members will be matched to the same level in Wyndham Rewards. Diamond and Seven Stars members will match to Diamond level in Wyndham Rewards.

Wyndham Rewards Platinum and Diamond members will also be able to match their status in Caesars Rewards.

Note: This offer is only valid for a match to Caesars when you did not get your Wyndham status via a previous match.

Link to Caesars – Wyndham Status Match

 

Choice Status Match

Offer validity: No end date published

Match to levels: Gold, Platinum and Diamond for residents of USA, Canada & Europe.

Match from other hotels: Not specified

Status valid upon approval: No Challenge so fully matched

Qualifying Criteria after match: No Challenge so fully matched

Status Validity: December 31st 2024

LINK TO CHOICE STATUS MATCH

 

H-Hotels

Offer validity: No end date published

Match to levels: Gold

Match from other hotels: Not specified, however it seems that all major hotel chains are accepted.

Status valid upon approval: No Challenge so fully matched

Qualifying Criteria after match: No Challenge so fully matched

Status Validity: At least one year.

You have to send an email with proof of status from another hotel to: hotmiles@h-hotels.com

 

Radisson Rewards Match

Offer validity: unknown

Match to levels: all levels

Match from other hotels: Not specified

Status valid upon approval: 2 years

Qualifying Criteria after match: Not published

It seems that Radisson is very generous in matching your status, simply mail a copy of your status to statusmatch@radissonhotels.com and ask nicely for a match.

 

Sonesta Travel Pass Match

Offer validity: unknown

Match to levels: all levels

Match from other hotels: Not specified, all according to the website

Status valid upon approval: not specified

Qualifying Criteria after match: As for normal members

You have to write an email to travelpass@sonesta.com.

Link to Sonesta Travel Pass FAQ

 

Wyndham Rewards Status Match

Offer validity: unknown

Match to levels: all levels

Match from other hotels: Marriott, Hilton, Choice, Best Western, Hyatt, IHG, Radisson, Omni

Status valid upon approval: 90 Days

Qualifying Criteria after match: 1, 4 or 10 nights depending on the matched status.

Link to Wyndham Status Match

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