Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 18 Feb 2018
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Member since 02 Sep 2018
Total posts 351
This situation would be ideal for a status match/challenge. Air Canada currently offers a status challenge for elite members and they match to their Altitude Elite 50k which is Star Gold giving you lounge access for star alliance and AC when you fly. You need to fly 18,500 qualifying miles or 18 segments but don't have status during the qualifying period. You could also match to United which will give you temporary Platinium status equivalent to star gold and you need to qualify within 90days to extend it. The caveat is United doesn't let elites access lounges when flying domestic US which you might be doing a bit.
Air New Zealand - Airpoints
Member since 31 Oct 2016
Total posts 204
Are united still doing status match at the moment?
They have renewed the challenge for 2019
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