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To be fair the promotion does not say “top tier to top tier”, it says “membership at an equivalent level”. The benefits of FB gold are pretty much the same as DC gold (lounge, priority bags, bonus miles, preferential seating)
It always surprises me how many people complain both here and on Flyertalk about how unfair the various status matching promotions are. Given that you are getting something for nothing, and the vast majority of us have no intention of swapping alliances, but might benefit from status on the occasional flight where you have no choice but use a different alliance, it does seem rather churlish to be moaning18 Mar 2011
It depends from the point of view, for example if your point of you is that AF/KLM is the one that needs our business then everything changes.
In my business if I want to attract a client I will try to give him something better than the one he/she already enjoys. I will not try to attract someones business by giving him a worst product and worst benefits.
(In the bmi’s case I say worst product in terms of route network/lounges)
I could buy a bmi ticket sometimes but there is a huge difference from making them my favorite airline.18 Mar 2011
On flyertalk, a user posted the T&Cs,
There are many examples of how they will match.20 Mar 2011
Mine took four days between applying and confirmation email and status turned to platinum. I can print out the card from my FB account on the web until the real card arrives by post.22 Mar 2011
Does anyone know of other programs that will match too?
I am a Skywards Gold and Continental gold elite?
Also Potakas thanks for letting us know about the Emirates Companion fare offer ex Athens. Booked 1st class including A380 for a great price. Cheers
Aman24 Mar 2011
i send my BA EC gold card and applied for this 2 weeks ago and no email confirmation or any change in my FB status. Does anyone have a number you can call or email addresss to follow up4 Apr 2011
Out of curiosity… Was the actual comp conditional to flying a few segments within a certain time period?
The reason for asking is simple; FB normally uses calendar year for qualification so unless there are conditions to be met for the comp, I am surprised they stated this to you. Given the big push, I would suspect there would be conditions to be made to keep it longer: “try before you buy” sort of a thing.4 Apr 2011