TAP Extends Status Match Validity until Mar 2021
On March 3rd, I wrote about the status match challenge that TAP Portugal is offering.
TAP Portugal Status Match
You can read the details in the original post, but wow does March 3rd seem like a lifetime ago.
I personally registered for the challenge, using my Delta Gold to match to TAP Gold (and therefore, Star Alliance Gold).
But as travel started to go downhill in March, I never completed the second part of the match requirements – buying miles. The cheapest you can do this is $87 and, with the match expiring September 2020, it definitely made no sense.
TAP Portugal Extended Expiration Date of Matched Status
Today, TAP reached out to me to let me know that I hadn’t completed the Buy Miles part of my challenge and reminded me I have til March 31st to do so.
I responded that I didn’t plan to because I may not even be able to fly before September.
They replied: “We inform that the status will be valid until March 2021 due to Covid-19 outbreak.”
Well, now I’m intrigued. Star Alliance Gold through March 2021 even if I don’t fulfill the additional match requirements – for $87.
Obviously the value will depend on how much I fly on a Star Alliance carrier like United by March 2021.
But I’m curious….
What would you do?
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