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Flying Blue: Get a Status Match From 16 Airline Programs (Including Aeroplan, WestJet and Miles & More)

To the point Flying Blue allows members from 16 airline programs to match their status to an equivalent level in the Flying Blue program.

Flying Blue status match - Summary

After launching a Status Match offer for UK residents in February 2024, Flying Blue, the Air France KLM frequent flyer program, has just extended the spectrum of eligible members.

So, if you have a status with the frequent flyer program of one of the 16 specific airlines and you live in the UK, Canada or one of the European countries listed, you can also get a status match with Flying Blue via Status Match.

The announcement of this status match offer was made by Ben Lipsey, SVP Customer Loyalty | President of Flying Blue, at The Travel Summit event in Toronto.

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In concrete terms, you could get a Flying Blue status for 12 months by submitting an eligible application and paying the required application fee.

For example, you could be awarded Flying Blue Gold status if you are an Aeroplan 50K member residing in one of the countries mentioned (including Canada and the UK). And if you’re an Aeroplan Elite 75K or Super Elite 100K member, you could earn Flying Blue Platinum status!

Flying Blue status match - Eligible airlines

Here is the list of airlines and frequent flyer programs for this status match offer:

Airline Program Flying Blue Silver Flying Blue Gold Flying Blue Platinum
Aer Lingus AerClub Silver Platinum Concierge
Air Canada Aeroplan Prestige 25K Elite 35K
Elite 50K
Elite 75K
Super Elite 100K
American Airlines AAdvantage Gold Platinum Concierge Key
Executive Platinum
Platinum Pro
British Airways Executive Club Bronze Silver Gold
Gold Guest List
Emirates Emirates Skywards Silver Gold IO
Etihad Etihad Guest Silver Gold Platinum
Finnair Plus Silver Gold Platinum
Lumo Platinum
Iberia Plus Silver Gold Infinita
Lufthansa Miles & More Frequent Traveller Hon Circle
Malaysia Airlines Enrich Silver Gold Platinum
Platinum Plus
Qatar Airways Privilege Club Silver Gold Platinum
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Silver Gold PPS
PPS Solitaire
TAP Air Portugal Miles&Go Silver Gold Navigator
Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles Classic Plus elite Elite Plus
United Airlines MileagePlus Premier Silver Premier Gold Global Services
First 1K
Premier Platinum
WestJet WestJet Rewards Silver Gold Platinum


Flying Blue status match - Eligible countries

In addition to being a member of one of the above-mentioned loyalty programs and holding a status, you must also be a resident of one of the eligible countries.

Here is the list of eligible countries and the fees required according to the Flying Blue status and place of residence:

Country Status Application fees
United Kingdom Silver €79
Gold €199
Platinum €399
Country Status Application fees
Canada Silver CAD79
Gold CAD199
Platinum CAD399
Country Status Application fees
Austria, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic,
Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland
Italy, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Luxembourg
Silver €59
Gold €199
Platinum €399

Flying Blue status match - Conditions to be met

Here is a list of the main conditions for getting a Flying Blue Status Match

  • Only one status match per person will be allowed under this campaign for Platinum, Gold or Silver levels.
  • Only residents of target countries holding local government-issued ID are eligible to apply.
  • If approved, the upgrade is valid for 12 months. To maintain your status beyond this date, you must requalify by fulfilling the status program conditions published on flyingblue.com.
  • Only elite status holders of eligible airlines, who pay the application fee and are approved, will receive matched status.
  • The Status Match offer is limited in number of connections and duration, at the sole discretion of StatusMatch.com and Flying Blue. It may be terminated at any time.
  • Members whose request for reconciliation of status has been approved will not be eligible for any subsequent reconciliation of status with Flying Blue.
  • Flying Blue status may be suspended, revoked or terminated by Flying Blue in accordance with the general terms and conditions of the Flying Blue program.
  • Flying Blue reserves the right to deny status to members who have previously violated the terms and conditions of the Flying Blue program.
  • Flying Blue may take up to 5 working days after approval by StatusMatch.com before the higher level is visible on the member’s account.
  • Approved members will not receive a physical status card.

Bottom Line

Flying Blue is thus further expanding its presence in North America, particularly in Canada.

After adding itself as a transfer partner for the American Express Membership Rewards program, launching a Mastercard credit card in Canada, and regularly offering attractive flight rewards on Canada-Europe routes during its Promo Rewards program, Flying Blue is now tackling the elite members of Air Canada and WestJet in particular.

If you are a resident of one of the countries listed above and hold status with an eligible airline, this is an excellent opportunity for you to get a Flying Blue status for 12 months.

Of course, the associated cost will have to be recouped by the benefits you’ll receive during these 12 months, whether in the form of free extra baggage, access to SkyTeam lounges or SkyPriority priority lanes (which could prove interesting in this year of the Olympic Games in France).

Do your math!

Flying Blue status match - Frequently asked questions

What is Flying Blue status match?

Air France KLM offers loyal customers of other airlines the possibility of matching their status to an equivalent status in their Flying Blue program. This process, known as Status Match, provides Silver, Gold or Platinum status for a period of twelve months, once the application has been accepted and the required fees have been paid. To apply, visit https://flyingblue.statusmatch.com.

Do I have to be a Flying Blue member to take part in the offer?

A Flying Blue account is required to qualify for the status equivalence offer. Non-members can register free of charge on FlyingBlue.com.

What levels of airline status can be taken into account?

Status must be obtained from a company listed in the eligibility table. Official identification may be required to validate the application.

Are there any eligibility requirements other than having status with an eligible airline?

The offer is limited to certain residents with eligible status. Supporting documents may be required. Participating countries are listed online.

What Flying Blue status can I obtain thanks to the campaign?

Silver, Gold or Platinum status is awarded according to the individual’s current status with another company. Details of the benefits of each status are available at https://www.flyingblue.us/en/programme/more-info/tier-benefits.

How long is the status valid if my application for equivalence of status is approved?

The status is valid for 12 months from the date of approval. To maintain it after this period, you must meet the Flying Blue qualification criteria, available on FlyingBlue.com.

Is there an application fee?

Fees vary according to status and region, and are subject to change. See details of fees on the relevant site.

How long does the Flying Blue status equivalence offer last?

Flying Blue and StatusMatch.com may change or end this offer without notice.

What information is required to submit a request for equivalence of status?

The application requires proof of status, a fee, and an email address for communication. Additional information such as passport may be requested. The privacy policy is available online.

How soon will I receive my new Flying Blue status after I apply?

The result of the request is communicated within three working days, and the status is updated within five working days of approval.

I managed to obtain Flying Blue equivalence and since then my status with another airline has been raised to an even higher level. Can I update my Flying Blue status?

No. Requests for equivalence must be based on the status held at the time of the request. Status updates after approval are not possible.

Who do I contact if I have further questions?

If you have any questions about status equivalence, please contact support@statusmatch.com.

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Jean-Maximilien Voisine
Jean-Maximilien is an expert in Canada and France about Loyalty programs, Credit cards and Travel. He is the Founding President of Milesopedia.

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