I have successfully matched my American Airlines Executive Platinum status to Air Canada Aeroplan 75K elite, but it took three attempts.
Third Time Is A Charm: Air Canada Status Match Trial And Error
Promptly after I read about the offer, which warned it was capacity-controlled, I signed up.
Instantly, I received the following confirmation email:
About 20 minutes later, though, I received the following email:
Odd, but okay. I went in and everything looked fined. Not sure what to do, I added my middle name. And clicked resubmit.
Although the box only asked for my first name, my Aeroplan account does have my middle name Jonathan attached to it. So does my American Airlines AAdvantage account.
Just minutes later, I received another email from Status Match: same verbiage.
Now I was really confused. I removed my middle name and saved the information once again.
This time, I was approved five minutes later.
What was different this time? Nothing to my knowledge. Perhaps the only difference was I had an extra space after my first name or last name (and even that is just a guess).
But it’s done! My updated status is not yet reflected, but that will take up to five business days.
If you have not yet matched and intend to, I recommend you do it quickly. Even though this promotion runs for several more weeks in theory, there may reach a point in which Air Canada stops matching status in order to avoid an over-inflation of its elite ranks. It took only two minutes…and for me just a bit longer.
Did you run into similar issues? Have you successfully completed your Air Canada status match?
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What a “yawn.”
I had the same issue but and I did the same as you. Maybe the computer is finding “errors” but they’re not after all.
In some ways, Canada is a really dumb country. This is an example. About a third of them really hate America. CBC News allows comments on some stories. Usually, even if the story is not related to the US, there are quite a posters with so much hate against the U.S.
What do your comments have anything to do with the story? Asking for a Canadian friend. Actually I’m Canadian and I resent the fact you paint Canada as dumb.
Had the exact same issue. I thought I typed the membership number incorrectly but it was fine. Same thing, third time it worked.
Third time is always the charm, Stuart. Just like my marriage.
I changed my name to all caps and was subsequently approved, then product changed my explorer to a gateway card. No need for the occasional lounge pass for the next 15 months.
It’s true the United lounge is often overcrowded and I will only eat less than 5% of offered food options. But with centurion hours still limited this is a solid coffee and workspace option.
Which routes will everyone book to keep this status through 2022?
Florida routes look like the best deals, but this is a great question… What’s everyone booking?
Nothing for me yet. Any reasonable paid J fares?
I’m not finding anything in J, but lots in Y out of FLL and MCO for cheap. If we get eUpgrades and Select Bundles, then it would be a great chance to burn. I guess time will tell.
I tried every combination I could think of with no luck. After reading this I backspaced in front of my last name and was approved in 5 mins.
Had same problem. Support swapped my first and last name, and asked me to update via the website. Went through after that.
Maybe AC “ vetted you” by making you prove your email etc. Like two tine authentication now in use.
Same error message, but then approved message five minutes later too!
If flying United basic economy from lax to aus. With 75k status match. How much would it be to have daughter (4yr) and wife to come in SA lounge? Thanks!
Star Alliance lounge problematic. Maybe they would let you in, but technically you are allowed only one guest (and those two and under do not count). Your daughter would count, so I’m not sure there would be a way to get her into the star Alliance lounge. You could get her into the UA lounge for $59, which is not worthwhile. But maybe the agent will be in a good mood and let you all through.