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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