Copa Rejects My Status Match from AA / DL for UA Club Access, Status Match Pause?

Back in September, View from the Wing shared details (both at the beginning and end of the month) on how to obtain free United Club access and 3 confirmed United upgrades via a status match with Copa’s ConnectMiles program. I unfortunately took my time applying, not requesting the match until the very last week of September. I provided both my American and Delta credentials, though I waited too long.  Here’s the response I received this morning from ConnectMiles

Dear Mr. Adam:

Greetings on behalf of ConnectMiles.

We are developing a new product to assign PreferMember status in ConnectMiles.

Please contact us at the end of the year in order review your request.

We appreciate your interest in our loyalty program.

Best Regards,
ConnectMiles
Copa Airlines

Well there you have it, it seems like the matching has been temporarily paused and will resume (with a “new product”) at the end of the year. Hopefully the new product will still allow for a direct match without any required flying…we shall see

Copa ConnectMiles

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  1. The bills from UA for club entry stated arriving and Copa noticed these matched accounts had no activity., and thus no net benefit to the airline. What would any sane business do? The purpose of a status match is to bring business to the airline, but what you wanted to do, and what others have been doing, was clearly self-serving and had no benefit and a high cost to Copa. They were naive, as A3 has been, taken advantage of by US-based FFers. Airlines should only do Challenges, not pure Matches. Glad to see one airline has recognized the rip off and taken action.

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