SkyTeam Status Match - ITA Airways

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ITA is now running a status match promo:


I'm eligible for it via United status, so seriously considering it in case ITA joins SkyTeam or in case something useful comes of it...

 

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ITA is now running a status match promo:


I'm eligible for it via United status, so seriously considering it in case ITA joins SkyTeam or in case something useful comes of it...

Love the new branding and it should resonate with the Italians. Hopefully they can provide a decent service and I will definitely sign up to the status match just in case something good comes of it
 

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I note that Qantas doesn't appear to be on the list so not open to Elite QF Members.

No, it doesn't. But there are a few options that may be accessible to some in Australia. E.g. Qatar, BA, American Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Emirates.

I've applied but haven't yet heard back. (The fine print says the match will be processed by 31 December and that the status will be valid in 2022, so not too concerned.)
 
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No, it doesn't. But there are a few options that may be accessible to some in Australia. E.g. Qatar, BA, American Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Emirates.

I've applied but haven't yet heard back. (The fine print says the match will be processed by 31 December and that the status will be valid in 2022, so not too concerned.)
Got my status match back within a day!! All in Italian! Used Google translate, I went from Qatar Gold to ITA Volare PREMIUM. I'll post the text - they're saying to use the email for now as proof of status!

Thank you for sending us your request and joining the Status Match campaign and the new Volare program.
We are happy to inform you that your request has been successful and welcome you to the new ITA Exclusive Club.
You have been recognized as belonging to the tier: Premium
Save this email and always take it with you to take advantage of some dedicated services right away!
 

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After I applied last week, I noticed that they updated their website with an additional requirement to attach an identity document to the email. That wasn't listed as a requirement last week. So I've sent them another email with a copy of my passport. Haven't received a response yet to either email. 🤷‍♂️
 
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After I applied last week, I noticed that they updated their website with an additional requirement to attach an identity document to the email. That wasn't listed as a requirement last week. So I've sent them another email with a copy of my passport. Haven't received a response yet to either email. 🤷‍♂️
Yes, I included a copy of my passport. I had a bit of a look around what there is of their website - it seems to be a work in progress, particularly the frequent flyer bit! Nevertheless it seems they're up and running. Good luck to them.
 

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Yes, I included a copy of my passport. I had a bit of a look around what there is of their website - it seems to be a work in progress, particularly the frequent flyer bit! Nevertheless it seems they're up and running. Good luck to them.

And after sending another email with a copy of my passport, I received a reply overnight. Status match accepted.
 
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Pleased to advise that a confirmation email has just been received from ITA on successful matching to Premium membership with my Krisflyer Gold.

Good luck to all fellow AFFers on their application
 

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So finally got around to doing this.
Sent off at 2205 and received confirmation email at 2228, guess they are on the ball over there currently 🤣
 

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I used my QR Platinum status and within a couple of days matched to their executive level. BTW my QR status was also matched from VA. If it was declined, as a fall-back plan I would have had another crack using KF gold status. Not sure if I will need it but at least it gives me a couple of other options.
 
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Status match complete!

Dear Gold Member,
We are pleased to send you your
ITA Airways’ Volare Executive Club virtual card
which will allow you to enjoy immediately all
the benefits we reserved for our Members.

From today, we welcome you in the 12 lounges
all over the world, among which those in
Rome Fiumicino and Milan Linate, which
are at your disposal to make your
travel experience even more comfortable.

As Executive Member you are entitled to
several SkyPriority exclusive services;
enjoy them immediately by showing
your virtual card to the airport staff.

In your personal area, from 1ST March,
you will be able to view your points balance
and to spend them in ITA Airways flights!

Here you can find all the details of the regulation.

We thank you for choosing to be part of
the Volare program and look forward
to welcoming you on board ITA Airways flights!
 

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I got the email this morning as well. I was matched to the "Premium" tier and my virtual card has a SkyTeam Elite Plus logo on it.
 

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Just to add a little more excitement and some speculation into the mix, there is apparently a bidding war by Star Alliance-aligned Lufthansa, Oneworld-aligned IAG/British Airways, and its SkyTeam partners for ITA.

Just imagine if Lufthansa snagged ITA and we all had top level Miles and More status. I can hear the FRA FCL Terminal paging me now for an immediate 6 hr pre-departure quaffing and Flounging session.
I did post about the bidding war between the groups elsewhere on this site but it was also mentioned that ITA have locked into SkyTeam for 12 months no matter who buys in.
 

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