FlyingBlue has been out in the public eye, for first offering a liberal status match to their Gold status, and then geographically limiting it to Scandinavia (the original plan), and then pulling out the offer altogether.
Miles and Points-holics have been worried if they will get their committed status match or not. I discovered on this FlyerTalk thread that someone has received a reply from KLM on Facebook, discussing the problem and committing to effecting the status match:
Thank you so much for your patience, <redacted>. We investigated the situation and acknowledge that due to a mistake from our side the campaign allowed members from outside Scandinavia to apply for a Flying Blue Gold status indeed. Therefore we decided to stop the campaign. All members that received approval for their status match request, however, will still receive their Flying Blue Gold card as promised. We hope you will enjoy all the benefits!
Please let us know, if you have any further questions?
KLM Facebook Team
Further, in another reply to another poster, they committed themselves to solving the issue in 2 weeks:
We apologize for the inconvenience, however this problem should be solved within the next 2 weeks.
Unfortunately you are not the only one having this issue.
We thank you for your patience.
A third post here ratifies the discussion.
While I am not overly worried about this and would be a while before I’d chase them up, this is good news if this works out for everyone who applied.
- FlyingBlue/SkyTeam Gold status match now limited to Scandinavia
- Flying Blue offers another chance to status match Gold Status (SkyTeam ElitePlus)
- Skyteam status match available upto ElitePlus
- And the KLM/AF Gold Status is now pulled!