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What happens to your frequent flyer status if you switch to another airline?

Do you retain your current elite status if you switch to another airline’s frequent flyer program? Often you do not, but sometimes you can. Status match is little known outside the ranks of very frequent flyers. Therefore, Airline Passenger Guru surveyed 29 airlines that are members of 1 of the 3 airline alliances (Star Alliance, Oneworld and SkyTeam) and that we could contact by email. We asked them whether they grant new members the same status with proof of their elite status with another carrier. If airlines do match, they rarely advertize it and they are...
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