• What is the Status Match promotion?

    StatusMatch.com is offering to match the tier of Emirate's Skywards members that are Italian residents and have a tier with an eligible airline.

  • Do I have to join Emirates Skywards loyalty program?

    Yes. You must have an active Emirates Skywards account to participate in the Status Match. Join Skywards here.

  • How much does it cost to apply?

    The Status Match application fee is EUR 49. The Status Match process, transaction and upgrades are managed by StatusMatch.com.

  • How long do I get Emirates Skywards Gold status for if approved for a Status Match?

    Approved customers will receive the matched status for 12 months following approval.

  • Do I need to complete any flights to get Emirates Skywards Gold status?

    No, however, to retain your Gold status beyond the initial 12 months you must requalify as per the published Skywards criteria.

  • What status tier will I get matched to?

    Eligible loyalty program tiers will receive Emirates Skywards Gold status. The Status Match promotion is not offerring any other status tier of the Emirates Skywards program (ie: Silver or Platinum)




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    Flying Blue

    Air France

    Flying Blue

    British Airways

    Executive Club

    Freccia Alata Club
    Freccia Alata Plus Club
    HON Circle
    Gold Guest List

  • I am an elite tier holder with an airline that is not listed as an eligible airline, can I match?

    At this time, the match is only offered to the listed airline status members.

  • I am an elite tier holder of ITA, can I apply for a status match?

    Only elite status tier holders from the listed airline loyalty programs will be considered for a match.

  • I am not an Italian resident, can I match?

    This promotion is strictly for Italian residents only.

  • Can I apply for another Status Match with Emirates in the future?

    If your Status Match is successful, you will not be eligible to apply for a Status Match with Emirates.

  • When does the Emirates Status Match promotion end?

    While the campaign will end on April 30, 2022, there are a limited number of Status Matches available. The campaign may end prior to this date if the complimentary Status Match cap is reached.

  • I am an elite tier with a hotel program - can I match?

    No. This Status Match promotion is only offered to the listed airline status members in the provided table.

  • I don't have status with any of the airlines, can I still apply for Status?

    No. This promotion is specifically for customers who are Italian residents and hold elegible airline elite status.
    Elite status means you currently hold, for example: British Airways Executive Club Gold status.

  • I have status with multiple airlines, which should I use for the Status Match?

    The elite status of the highest eligible airline will be matched. Be sure to submit the details of the loyalty program that you hold the highest elite status with, to maximize your benefits with Emirates.

  • How long does it take before my new Emirates Skywards Gold status is active?

    You will be notified within three days of your Status Match application, after which, it may take up to an additional seven business days for your elite status to reflect in your Emirates account. You can track your Status Match application in real-time online via the Status Match Tracker or by logging in to your Status Match account.

  • When can I start using my Emirates Gold Status?

    When your Emirates Skywards account has been upgraded to Gold status.

  • What are the benefits of my Emirates Gold Status?

    Visit the Emirates for full details on Gold member benefits.

  • What happens if my application is not successful?

    In the event that your application is not successful, you will be notified via email.

  • Other Status Match promotions can take several weeks or even months to be processes, how can Emirates process the applications so quickly?

    Emirates has partnered with StatusMatch.com to manage the Status Match process.

  • I am a member of StatusMatch.com. Should I apply directly via StatusMatch.com, or via the Emirates Italy page?

    Apply via the Emirates Italy Status Match page. Your application details will automatically be linked to your StatusMatch.com account

  • How can I contact you if I have more questions?

    For questions related to your Status Match application - [email protected]
    For questions related to Emirates, Skywards or flights- Visit Emirates