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Latam Status match opportunity – is it worth the $39?

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Latam Status Match

LATAM is offering a status match to many airlines for a fee of $39 that could be advantageous if you have any future travel on LATAM, or are considering leveraging it to get status on an airline you fly more regularly. For instance, if you currently have AA Platinum Pro, you could match to LATAM Black, and then use that Black status to match to another airline before it expires in 3/31/23. If you’re thinking of doing this, one consideration to make is that many airlines won’t match a match…you’d need to have activity on your LATAM account to leverage it down the road.

Unfotunately, LATAM isn’t a member of any alliances, so

Things to focus on with the LATAM status match

  • Go here:
  • Qualifying airline listed below
  • Match to Gold Plus, Platinum or Black status
  • Must match by 10/31/22
  • Status will last until 3/31/23
  • Cost is $39

If you don’t have one… create a LATAM account

Go here to register

You’ll then fill out the information for the status match here

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Airlines that qualify for the LATAM status match

Here’s a list of the airlines and the status that will correspond should you decide to match

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Will I be doing this?

I’m conflicted. The worst case is I waste $39, which is probably the cost of a cocktail in NYC these days. I currently have Delta Diamond, AA Platinum Pro, and Air Canada Aeroplan 75k so I would match to LATAM Black. I won’t retain any of those statuses next year since I’ve done very little flying on those airlines this year. The $39 for this match would be a hedge to keep this status in my back pocket and then use it for a status challenge or match come after my other airline statues expire, but before LATAM expires next March.


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1 Comment

  • Mak August 27, 2022

    The biggest problem with LATAM is that it’s on life support and its foreign route network has been gutted. At least from my City they only fly once a day to São Paulo, and they used to fly twice per day to GRU and a flight to GIG. Of course, AA has done even more damage to their Brazil route network.

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