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[WestJet] Status match up to Gold

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  • May 23rd, 2019 1:21 am
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[WestJet] Status match up to Gold

Looks like it's back, but more restrictive.

Status match to Gold or Silver with WestJet Rewards*

Status match to Gold or Silver and you’ll never be left wondering how far your rewards can take you. With so many premium benefits, our program will take you even further than before.

From now until May 23, send in proof of your top-tier status for Altitude, Aeroplan or VIPorter and get WestJet Rewards Gold or Silver benefits until December 31, 2019.*

gold chevrons

To qualify for Gold status, members must have status in: Altitude 35K, 50K, 75K or 100K or VIPorter Priority.
Members matched to Gold status with a qualifying spend of $2,900 by December 31, 2019 will retain Gold status until the end of their qualifying year.

silver chevrons

To qualify for Silver status, members must have status in: Altitude 25K, Aeroplan Black or Diamond or VIPorter Passport.
Members matched to Silver with a qualifying spend of $1,700 by December 31, 2019 will retain Silver status until the end of their qualifying year.

To qualify, send the following information to statusmatch@westjet.com by May 23, 2019:

Your first and last name.
Your 9-digit WestJet Rewards ID (provided to you upon joining WestJet Rewards). If you’re not already a member you can join now.
A photo or scanned copy of your membership card in Altitude, Aeroplan or VIPorter showing your name, current status and valid dates (status must be valid till at least December 31, 2019).

What does WestJet Rewards Gold get you?

Early access to purchase an upgrade to Premium
Unlimited airport lounge access with family privileges
No fee for same-day flight changes at check-in
+ more

What does WestJet Rewards Silver get you?

Eligibility for complimentary upgrades to Premium with EconoFlex fares
First and second checked bags free
Advance seat selection vouchers
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So does it cost money? I'm confused?
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NowJoJo wrote:
Apr 23rd, 2019 7:31 am
So does it cost money? I'm confused?
Free to match for 2019

Believe those total spends are to keep it for the next qualifying year
Member
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Jun 3, 2013
358 posts
313 upvotes
Toronto
Better than nothing. Thanks for sharing.

I fly a lot of AC, but sometimes get stuck on WestJet, so I’ll take what I can get.
Member
Aug 8, 2007
224 posts
106 upvotes
I have Star Alliance Gold status and already requalified for for the next two years but that is on Turkish not AC so I guess I am out of luck.
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tark514 wrote:
Apr 23rd, 2019 7:34 am
Those benefits suck.
Agreed, but better than nothing. Here's the expanded benefits:

WestJet Gold Benefits:
Eligibility for complimentary upgrades to Premium with EconoFlex fares
Early access to purchase an upgrade to Premium or Business
6 advance seat selection vouchers
Unlimited airport lounge access with family privileges, plus 2 guest vouchers
No fee for same-day flight changes at check-in
First and second checked bags free
Priority boarding (Zone 1)
Priority support number
Priority check-in and bag drop (at select airports)
Priority security screening (at select airports)

Earn WestJet dollars at these rates:
5% on WestJet flights3
1.5% on WestJet Vacations packages
1% on cars, hotels and travel insurance
Earn on partner flights

WestJet Silver Benefits:
Eligibility for complimentary upgrades to Premium with EconoFlex fares
4 advance seat selection vouchers
4 member lounge vouchers
2 guest lounge vouchers
First and second checked bags free
Zone 2 boarding
Priority check-in and bag drop (at select airports)

Earn WestJet dollars at these rates:
3% on WestJet flights
1% on WestJet Vacations packages
1% on cars, hotels and travel insurance
Earn on partner flights
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Mar 12, 2004
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I status matched my TK to WS gold last time. Completely useless for me other than 1 time confirmed same day change to an earlier flight.

I wasn’t able to use any of the “standby only” upgrade certificates because they’d fill the seats with staff before upgrading you. The “premium” are not business class anyway.

The lounge pass to plaza premium may be useful for someone who doesn’t already have a priority pass / Amex plat.
Member
Dec 5, 2009
265 posts
124 upvotes
tark514 wrote:
Apr 23rd, 2019 7:34 am
Those benefits suck.
Agree. I feel bad for people who mostly fly domestic since we get screwed not only in price but also frequent flyer benefits.
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8 minutes from Vanco…
Probably best value is altitude 25k members as you get some lounge access vs nothing with a/c

I usually can avoid westjet but I’ve taken a less preferred schedule flight to build aqs

I’ll toss my hat in the right but doubt I’ll use it. Good deal for vipporter members considering how limited their network is and no liqour lounges
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Member
Dec 11, 2006
231 posts
79 upvotes
Anyone get their status match completed yet? I emailed on the 23rd, got a reply back saying they'd get back to me in 7 days, but haven't heard anything yet.
Jr. Member
Oct 10, 2014
109 posts
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Toronto, ON
abstract77 wrote: Anyone get their status match completed yet? I emailed on the 23rd, got a reply back saying they'd get back to me in 7 days, but haven't heard anything yet.
I’m also waiting to hear back still.
Member
May 26, 2011
472 posts
293 upvotes
I'm disappointed they're not matching statuses from non Canadian carriers, even from US carriers.
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Newbie
Mar 10, 2012
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maverikbc wrote:
May 2nd, 2019 1:43 pm
I'm disappointed they're not matching statuses from non Canadian carriers, even from US carriers.
same here... i'm 1K United and wouldn't mind the Westjet status for the times I can't get a flight I need on Star Alliance.
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Nov 10, 2012
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They used to match hotel and rental car (!) status a few years ago. I enjoyed my year of Gold.

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