We’ve seen numerous airline status match opportunities over the last couple of years and there’s another one available now from LATAM. The appeal of this status match will be limited due to its usefulness or lack thereof, but it could be a good way to get access to Delta Sky Clubs domestically and might provide the opportunity to status match elsewhere in the future.
- Match your airline status from one of 19 eligible airlines to LATAM Pass:
- Aerolineas Argentinas
- Air Canada
- Air Europa
- Alaska Airlines
- American Airlines
- Caribbean Airlines
- Copa Airlines
- TAP Air Portugal
- Turkish Airlines
- United Airlines
- Direct link to registration.
- The campaign ends on 11:59pm October 31, 2022 (CLST). LATAM Pass and StatusMatch.com reserve the right to end or amend the campaign even before this date.
- Approved participants will receive the equivalent status they have with one of the frequent flyer programs of the airlines that apply according to the geographic condition reported (excluding the Black Signature category).
- If your request is approved, you will receive the corresponding frequent flyer status in the LATAM Pass program within six (6) business days, valid until 03/31/2023.
- The application and processing fee for USA and Chile residents is USD$39.00. Residents of other locations may not be eligible to apply.
LATAM used to be a oneworld alliance member, but left a couple of years ago following Delta’s investment in the airline. As a result, having status in the LATAM Pass program will provide limited benefits unless you’re planning on flying frequently with LATAM. An exception is that it’ll enable you to access Delta Sky Clubs when flying domestically on Delta, but if you have any kind of personal or business Amex Platinum card you already have that eligibility.
One other way that taking advantage of this status match could come in handy is that it might give you a way to extend having some kind of airline status in order to then be able to match your LATAM status with another airline in the future. For example, Southwest sometimes awards limited-time A-List or A-List Preferred status to certain Rapid Rewards members based on qualifying activity. If that’s something you currently have and it’s due to expire before March 31, 2023, matching that now to LATAM might give you a way to match elsewhere at some point in the next seven months. If you’re a Companion Pass cardholder, you’ll get matched LATAM’s Black elite tier. That’s the same level that American Airlines Platinum Pro, Executive Platinum and Concierge Key members get matched to, so if other airlines match to LATAM as generously in the future, you could be on to a winner.
There is a $39 fee to submit a status match request, so that’ll be off-putting to some. However, if you end up gaining any kind of benefit by matching to LATAM, that’ll likely be worth at least the $39 investment.