Virgin Atlantic, an unaligned airline, closely associated with Delta, has launched a status match campaign to its Flying Club Silver and Gold tiers from many frequent flier programs, SkyTeam airlines excluded.
You need to supply proof of current status from a select airline (see the chart below for airlines and tiers) and also have a booking with Virgin Atlantic in the economy, premium economy, or Upper Class (business).
You can apply for Virgin Atlantic Flying Club status match here.
Matched Airlines & Their Program:
Something doesn’t quite make sense here. So you can get matched to Flying Club Gold for being Singapore Airlines Gold, but need to be HON Circle in Miles & More?
Do you also notice that they are not matching ANY SkyTeam member airlines? Most are Oneworld or Star Alliance, with some non-aligned airlines thrown in, such as Etihad, Emirates, and El Al.
Become an Instant Gold member by proving you are in the top tier of one of the above airline loyalty schemes. You’ll also need to have a future revenue flight booked with Virgin Atlantic in either Premium Economy or Upper Class.
Become and Instant Silver member by proving you are in the second tier of one of the above arline loyalty schemes. You’ll also need to have a future revenue flight booked with Virgin Atlantic in any cabin class.
So, it is not enough to have status with a competing airline, but you also need to have an existing booking with Virgin Atlantic to qualify.
The issue with Virgin Atlantic is that it is not part of any alliance, so the benefits of the status are only helpful for someone continuously flying with the airline.
Virgin Atlantic is an exciting airline that is closely aligned with some SkyTeam airlines but not part of the alliance. This makes it very difficult for me to use them.
Perhaps this match work for some who are considering flying with Virgin Atlantic in the future or those who already have an existing booking with them.
Not to lose by applying for the match.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
- To qualify for this offer, you must be an existing member of Flying Club. Not a member yet? Join now
- Your Flying Club Gold or Silver membership will be valid from 12 months from the date your account is upgraded.
- Gold members will need to earn 1,000 tier points in the membership period to retain the Gold status.
- Silver members will need to earn 400 tier points in the membership period to retain the Silver status.
- This offer cannot be transferred to any other traveller.