Status Match/Challenge Question

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  1. PHLFlyer

    PHLFlyer Active Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Quick question here about status matches/challenges:

    Hypothetically, let's say an airline/hotel was giving a status match/challenge without requiring elite status to start. I take them up on this, and am required to fly X number of miles or stay Y number of nights. My first question is, would you be allowed to have the perks of the elite status while you are qualifying during the status match? My second question is, what happens if I fail to meet the status match? Is it as simple as I lose the elite status? Or if I was trying to reach a lot of miles or nights stayed and didn't come close, would the airline/hotel not allow me status challenge again?

    Thanks very much for any replies. Just curious about this
     
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  2. edekba

    edekba Gold Member

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    Depends on the program.

    Some programs say one challenge for the rest of your life; other have no restrictions.

    Some programs will give you the status during your challenge, while other will not.
     
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  3. marcwint55

    marcwint55 Gold Member

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    Marriott will give you status immediately, but if you don't complete the challenge you will have to wait for another year to try again.
     
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  4. PHLFlyer

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    Thanks for the replies you two. Much appreciated. Happy to hear experiences from anyone else if they care to share.
     
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  5. gconnery

    gconnery Silver Member

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    As others have said, it varies. Do you have a program in particular in mind?
     
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  6. PHLFlyer

    PHLFlyer Active Member

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    No, not particularly. Just a theoretical question I had come up with. If something comes up specifically though, I will be sure to reignite this thread with questions and details.
     

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