Is Copa Already Restricting Status Matches?

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    Travis first wrote about Copa's status match opportunity last week, whereby Copa has been matching status from other airlines, all the way up to ConnectMiles Platinum status. The benefit for United flyers in having Copa Gold status or above is that it comes with Star Alliance Gold status, which gets you United Club access even when traveling domestically (United Star Gold members don't receive lounge access when traveling domestically). For a bit of background, Copa used to have MileagePlus as their frequent flyer program, but earlier in the year they decided to create an independent program (after all, these can be huge profit centers for the airlines). Copa seemed to be matching status from just about every program, both within Star Alliance and outside the alliance. Earlier in the week I explained how I status matched to Copa ConnectMiles Platinum status, using my American Executive Platinum status. The status is good through February 2017, and while I'm not a big Star Alliance flyer anymore, I'll certainly get value out of having some Star Alliance status for those times I fly with Star Alliance. The post Is Copa Already Restricting Status Matches? appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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