I recently applied to United for a status match (challenge?). I am platinum on AA, have flown nearly 3 million miles so the match made sense. I had done a similar match in 2006 with United. I submitted all the info and heard back that they were denying my request because I had been matched two years ago - prior to the merger - on Continental (during that period getting united to honor my continental status was iffy). Anyone have thoughts on this and if there is a path to getting them to do the match? Ill probably fly 25k miles on united in the next 45 days so it would seem to be a good thing for them to do.