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Virgin Atlantic: Offering status match to Qantas and Virgin Australia premium members with A booking

Virgin Atlantic: Offering status match to Qantas and Virgin Australia premium members with A booking

The pandemic seems to have brought on a wave of loyalty concessions, from extending status, lowered entry and renewal conditions to status matches.

Virgin Atlantic is offering a status match to either its Silver or Gold status to the below-listed airline loyalty programs and status holders as long as they are members or join Virgin Atlantic’s Flying Club loyalty program and have a booking in Premium Economy or Upper Class on Virgin Atlantic to fly in the next 12 months:

Airline programmeSecond tierTop tier
Air New Zealand AirpointsGoldElite Plus
Alaska MVPMVP GoldMVP Gold 75k
American Airlines AAdvantagePlatinum ProExec Platinum
BA Executive ClubSilverGold
Cathay Pacific Marco PoloGoldPlatinum
EL Al MatmidGoldPlatinum
Emirates SkywardsGoldPlatinum
Etihad GuestGoldPlatinum
Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian MilesGoldPlatinum
Hong Kong Airlines Fortune WingsGoldPlatinum
Iberia Iberia PlusOroPlatino
Lufthansa Miles and MoreSenatorHon Circle
Qantas Frequent FlyerGoldPlatinum
Qatar Privilege ClubGoldPlatinum
Scandinavian Airlines SAS EurobonusGoldDiamond
Singapore Kris FlyerSilverGold
South African VoyagerSilverGold, Platinum
Swiss Miles and MoreSenatorHon Circle
Turkish Miles&SmilesEliteElite Plus
United Mileage PlusPremier PlatinumPremier 1k
Virgin Australia VelocityGoldPlatinum
Status Match table from Virgin Atlantic

You can find details here, and the form to fill out if you select ‘Flying Club’ here and scroll to ‘Matching my loyalty status with another airline’ – at the bottom of the page – above the footer.

a bed with a pillow and glasses on it
Upper Class Bed on the A350 (Virgin Atlantic supplied)

2PAXfly Takeout

This is another timely reminder to wear your seatbelt when seated. Holding you close to your seat will protect you from the sort of injuries sustained on this flight, when unsecured passengers flew to the ceiling of the aircraft, and then came crashing down once the ‘drop’ ceased.

The hope will be that this is an anomaly – a ‘freak accident’ in casual parlance. If it is a systemic error either mechanical or electronic, then this is a larger concern for the airlines that fly Boeing Dreamliner 787 aircraft. Let’s hope it isn’t. If it is, it will pile on the woes to Boeing’s existing stack.

Normally, I would advise you to adopt a similar attitude to the one I have about Champagne – never say ‘No’ if it is offered. In this case, there is a condition, and that is you need to have a booking with Virgin Atlantic. If you are thinking about booking, then now is that time to do it, and take advantage of the Status Match. If you have already got a ticket – what are you doing still reading this. Put down the champagne, screenshot your Qantas or Virgin Australia status, and fill in the application form!

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