New Continental Elite Status Match Challenge

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  1. Robin
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    Continental is now offering an Elite Status Challenge match, instead of just matching status (thanks Wandering Armenian). It matches your elite status from when you start for only 90 days and you have to fly a certain amount of miles on Continental within those 90 days to retain status for the year.

    Check out this link for the details: #93
     
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    So they are the same with United. Please note codeshare flights are not counted...
     
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    Will they match my instantly-obtained Silver status with BMI?
     
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    They typically will not match to status held in other Star Alliance partners. I'd say no, although it never hurts to ask.
     
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  5. Wandering Aramean
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    As I noted in the other thread you posted about this, it is not specific to a March 14 start date. Any member can request the challenge and will receive their very own 90-day window in which to complete the challenge based on the day they request, not based on today's date. Well, unless they request to start it today. ;)
     
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    Why are they doing this now instead of waiting until the merger is completed completely? Any ideas?
     
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    ?>anyone have an idea of what are the conditions of the match?
     
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    Ugg, I requested a status match earlier today and got this 90 day window as a response...not happy. I wish they would've at least contacted me to let me know that this was the case rather than just signing me up for this with today as my start date. I've got enough EQMs for July to match Gold (17,500 miles), but as-is, my match window is set to expire Jun 14.
     
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  9. dayone
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    It seems that CO is matching AA. At least CO is not (yet) charging for it. Perhaps this is also a response to an uptick in request for status matches. Some believe that a CO request now is basically a free one due to a suspicion that a UA match would still be allowed in the future.
     
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    nope, no way, uh uh
     
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    They're actually matching the UA policy, not the AA policy. ;)
     
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    Yes, CO is matching UA's policy. My point was that AA also has a similar policy and AA has recently been using it to match CO/UA elites.
     
  13. JohnDeere19
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    So I was able to cancel my challenge outright, but not change the start date. The agent commented that she wasn't sure if they'd be continuing to offer the challenge through June. Something about now being "elite time" which made me believe she had no clue what she was talking about. She also said that under my circumstances, it would have no effect on the potential for a future challenge.

    Side note, ended up canceling my EWR-xxx-SEA (~18k EQMs in July) because if this challenge ends and I have to spend the entire time in Y, I'll be absolutely miserable [​IMG]. Oh well...next one.
     
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