Posted by William Charles on December 19, 2018
Airline Rewards

Published on December 19th, 2018 | by William Charles

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Status Match To Aerolineas Argentinas (Skyteam) From Hilton, British Airways & Other Programs

The Offer

Direct link to offer

  • Aerolines Argentinas is offering a status match deal. To complete the status match you need to:
    • Open an account if you don’t have one already
    • Send an e-mail to ar-plus@aerolineas.com.ar.
      • Subject line must be ‘Desafío Status Match.’
      • Body of e-mail must contain your memebrship number, full name, e-mail address and a copy of your last statement or membership card showing your name and status. Status must be valid for at least 3 months
  • They specifically mention  American, British Airways, GOL, Hilton, Iberia, LATAM, or United as being programs they will match from, but state that other programs will work too. You can’t match from another SkyTeam member though.

 

 

The Fine Print

  • Status will be valid for 12 months
  • Valid until Friday 21/12/2018 at 23:59 hs inclusive (Argentina time).

Our Verdict

You will either be given Gold or Platinum status. This will get you either SkyTeam Elite or SkyTeam Elite Plus membership, useful for other partner airlines. Benefits are as follows:

 

Unfortunately we don’t have any data points on what status with different programs gets you as of yet.

Hat tip to Dans Deals



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Nick Reyes

I tried this yesterday and I haven’t yet heard back on my request. I used Hilton.

Debit
Debit

Yeah. Pretty sure everyone will use hilton.

Armchair elites:)

iahphx
iahphx

I used my UA 1K, but who knows if Aerolineas will actually deliver the status (normal things in Argentina don’t always work, so status matches seem particularly sketchy). That said, I’m not sure how much I really need this status. I only fly DL a few times a year, I avoid Aerolineas for LATAM, and the rest of the Skyteam airlines I barely use. On DL, I have a DL AMEX credit card and an AMEX Platinum card. Between the two of them, I get reasonable boarding, free checked bags even on basic economy fares, and lounge access. I wouldn’t get a lot more with Skyteam elite status.

Kuso29
Kuso29

Did you guys just screenshot your hilton virtual card for it or the physical one? i don’t have a physical one being the problem.

Abelian Grape
Abelian Grape

I sent my virtual card and a copy of the email saying I have Diamond status through 2020.

Kuso29
Kuso29

Thanks, the only thing is that i assume that the status given by cards do not expire so long as you keep it open, is that correct to assume? b/c if that were the case, my hilton status says a downgrade to the regular membership at the beginning of the year, 2019.

GL
GL

I am both *A gold through AV and OW sapphire through QR. Do you think I’ll get Skyteam elite plus?

Mikey
Mikey

Submitted, cited Hilton and Marriott (both gold). As results come in suggest that all (including myself) report back briefly with status given (if approved) and what you used to get it (I.e “Platinum from Hilton Diamond”)..

parrothead
parrothead

How are you guys proving the expiration date of your IHG and Marriott benefits, trying to find something that shows it. I found the IHG membership card but it shows no dates.

Dan
Dan

Sent my Wyndham Diamond status with a copy of my member card that didnt have a date. also the subject only said status match, hoping it works anyway.

LDoc
LDoc

Sent in Hilton Gold status and will report back results.

blue9
blue9

So if we do get the SkyTeam Elite status, in order to use it on other Sky Team airlines, i.e. Delta, you will need to credit your miles to Aerolineas by putting in its frequent flyer #? Is that correct?

Joe Zen
Joe Zen

Hi guys, I can’t find the link to register for the frequent flyer program of Aerolines Argentinas. Can someone post it here so that I can register first?

amathson
amathson
H
H

Okay! Embarrassing but i have been on their website for 10 minutes so far and I still cannot find how to sign up for an account!

Henry
Henry

the xxx plus is their membership program, see the top of the page under the argentina English website, do not enter into the US one.
It is one of the most crazy registration I have had in life. The email address could not contain any numbers, and there are just too many strange things. Good luck, but finally I registered.

11 min to figure it out
11 min to figure it out

https://www.aerolineas.com.ar/en-ar/aerolineasplus/asociateahora

Lower case filling out your details or it gives a error message, phone I think asks for country code area code then number?

Hank
Hank

I’m getting the invalid email address notice. Does it have to be a Argentinian email?

Never mind, switching to lower case solves the problem.

grrizzly
grrizzly

Given that AA status ends on January 31, 2019 for each AA frequent flier, I wonder how one can match the AA status with the 3 months restriction.

Jeff
Jeff

I just got Hilton Diamond through the Aspire card a couple weeks ago. I don’t have a Diamond status card or any statement yet. What to use to prove it?

B
B

In the Hilton app you can get a digital card – i am in the same position and just used a screenshot of that – hopefully it works

Emporio
Emporio

According to the offer terms a screenshot from the Hilton Honors Android app does not satisfy the requirements since it does not display your status expiration date.

frugalman
frugalman

I don’t think there is a way to display the expiration date. No matter you get diamond through Amex spire or earned through stays, there is no expiration date info on the “card”.

Jeff
Jeff

Where can I locate my digital card in the app? Much thanks

Greg
Greg

So in order to get Skyteam elite benefits, I need to add my Aerolineas Argentinas FF# to my reservation…and earn miles in their program? Yeah, no thanks.

Chucks
Chucks

If you’re not going to hit status with Delta why not? Delta Skyclub access is something, Comfort+ seating is nice, as is priority boarding. You’d be foregoing a couple skypesos but those have been so devalued so what?

Dl
Dl

Add it to gain lounge access, and than before the flight, switch it to your DL FFN

Abelian Grape
Abelian Grape

What if you need the status for extra luggage?

BB
BB

Don’t think you can change it after you check in.

Steve
Steve

Has anyone else tried to use Marriott status? I have lifetime Platinum with them. If they’ll take a standard Hilton Gold, I’d guess this would be ok, but curious if anyone else has tried.

Jen R.
Jen R.

I submitted a download of my Hilton card showing Diamond status, but it doesn’t include an expiration date. I also added a screenshot of the top part of my member account that shows how long I’ve been a member.

Since my status is through my Aspire card, I don’t have anything that shows an actual expiration date. In my account online, it only shows that my current status is Diamond and will drop next year if I haven’t completed a whole bunch stays.

Is there a trick to getting something that shows an expiration date for next year for folks that have status through the Aspire card?

MoreSun
MoreSun

Thank goodness for Google translate. High school Spanish was way too long ago! Rolling the dice I guess, let’s see if they’ll take my Hilton Gold card screenshot. I used a screenshot from within the Hilton app and sent them a PDF of it…

Maxima99999
Maxima99999

Sent my Hilton Gold proof. Got a Spanish email back. Google Translated it. After logging in (nightmare), I still didn’t know what status match I got. Where can I see it?

How do I take advantage of it when traveling via other Skyteam airlines? Thx.

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