Here is yet another status match/challenge offer that has emerged although since there is a flight requirement this more of fast track to status rather than a true status match. The offer is from Hong Kong Airlines Fortune Wings which also happens to include Hainan Airlines which is where many people may be able to achieve this status faster. Essentially if you have status with a oneworld, Star Alliance or SkyTeam airline or Alaska, Etihad or Emirates they will grant you status for joining Fortune Wings and completing the following in 100 days:
For a comparison, here are the regular elite status requirements in Fortune Wings:
Hainan Airlines offers the longer haul flights from this family of airlines which means you could reach the upgrade miles level quite easily with flights between North America or Europe and China. There is no clarification whether you need both the sectors and miles but we will assume that you do need both and not one or the other. If this is the case the sectors portion makes this challenge a bit tougher but if you need to take some domestic flights in China or at least connect for a few sectors you should be able to reach the sector requirement. Here is an earning example of Boston-Beijing, as you can see in most fare classes you should earn enough miles to reach the Silver elite status mileage component only after one round trip:
Fast to Track to Elite Status Match for major airline status worldwide.
Within 100 days from application, fly with Hong Kong Airlines, Grand
China Air, Hainan Airlines, Lucky Air & Tianjin Airlines and achieve
5 sectors/ 7,500 qualifying miles to earn Silver, 10 sectors/12,500
qualifying miles to earn Gold. Full details Until Dec 31, 15
Already have status or can’t meet the requirements of this offer? You can find many other bonuses to take advantage of on
our Fortune Wings Bonus Miles page.