Alaska Airlines now has a dedicated site for status match requests. Previously you needed to send in an email to request it. Keep in mind that the status match offer is a one-time only offer; a member may only receive one status match for the lifetime of their account.
Show us the status you’ve earned with another airline’s frequent flyer program, and we’ll upgrade you to the equivalent status in our award-winning Mileage Plan™.
Have your Alaska Mileage Plan number handy as well as a screenshot of the account page from your elite status airline that includes your name, current status level and miles earned year-to-date.
Normally to earn Alaska Airlines Elite Status you need to fulfill the following requirements:
|Qualifying flights||MVP||MVP Gold||MVP Gold 75K|
|Eligible miles earned on Alaska Airlines||20,000||40,000||75,000|
|Eligible miles earned on Alaska Airlines and elite-qualifying partners1||25,000||50,000||90,000|
|Segments flown on Alaska Airlines and elite-qualifying partners1||30||60||90|
The status match offer is a one-time only offer; a member may only receive one status match for the lifetime of their account. Offer subject to change without notice A status match is only offered to members who have achieved elite status through actual flight miles or segments in another program. Status granted based on credit card activity, transferred points, or any other promotional offer is not eligible for a status match. Members who are 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. All terms and conditions of the Mileage Plan™ program apply.
Wait Till October to Request Status Match
One Mile at a Time reports that now might not be the best time to request a status match. It’s better to wait till October. The cutoff for these matches is October 1st. If you requested a match on September 30 it would only be valid through December 31, 2018, while if you matched on October 1, it would be valid through December 31, 2019.