In addition to free United Club access (even when flying domestic economy), my matched Copa status is paying off with an upgrade tonight on my flights from JFK-Panama (PTY) and Panama (PTY) to Havana (HAV). Yes, I’m totally psyched for my first trip to Cuba and what will be country #75! We were originally flying Air China’s YUL – HAV flight, but we got an even better deal thanks to a Copa $209 sale…and then I used my Barclay Arrival Plus card to offset the charges.
Copa Airlines and Copa Airlines Colombia are pleased to inform you that you have received a courtesy upgrade to Business Class by virtue of your status Gold in ConnectMiles. We at Copa Airlines and Copa Airlines Colombia appreciate your loyalty and thank you for choosing us. We hope to see you on your next trip and that you continue to enjoy the benefits of the ConnectMiles loyalty program!
They offered my friend a chance to bid for an upgrade, though the recommended prices are more than the fare itself.
Copa originally turned down my match and then reversed their decision! See:
- Copa Reverses Decision, Matches My Status – Star Alliance Gold until 2017!
- Copa Rejects My Status Match from AA / DL for UA Club Access, Status Match Pause?
Off to Cuba!!!