Alitalia MilleMiglia Status Match Extended! Great for the New Year!

Alitalia status match to Freccia Alata
First off, happy new year to everyone! 2015 was a great year and the first full year of my blog. I am even more excited for 2016 and plan on posting a lot more about my travels and finishing up creating some of my travel tools. With the new year beginning it also means time to re-qualify for elite status for airlines. Just in time for the new year Alitalia has extended it's status match program through January 31st, 2016. I was successful in matching my Etihad Gold elite status to Alitalia's ...

Avianca Brazil Amigo Status Match Success! Southwest Companion Pass to Diamond!

Status Match Success! Right now Avianca Brazil is currently accepting status matches from other airlines to their Amigo frequent flyer program. I sent my request in on October 1st and just received an email back stating I have been matched to Diamond! I really wasn't expecting a match that high! I had sent in my Southwest Companion Pass and my Etihad Gold status. I expected that Avianca would just ignore the Southwest Companion Pass and just match to the gold status. Most airlines do not matc...

Copa ConnectMiles Status Match / Challenge Experience

Copa ConnectMiles Status Match Experience It is unusual to see a completely new airline loyalty program come from an established airline but that happened earlier this year when Copa Airlines announced that they were creating their own loyalty program after relying on United's MileagePlus for the longest time. This is great news for a couple of reasons. One, this presents a unique opportunity in the miles game to try to get a status match for Star Alliance which can give you lounge access and...