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WestJet Rewards has come out with another great new status match offer and challenge to keep that status. Elite members from Air Canada Aeroplan and/or Porter Airlines VIPorter can receive automatic matched status in WestJet Rewards until June 30, 2023. Then, to keep the status for the remainder of 2023 you simply need to reach 25% of the regular required tier spend for the tier level you are matched to.
The Status Match
To receive automatic WestJet Rewards Elite Status for the next three or so months all you have to do is register for it by completing some details and uploading proof your status (scan of your card or screenshot of your status). Once you submit the information and you are approved for the match, you’ll receive WestJet Rewards Elite Status as follows:
- Silver will be awarded with proof of Aeroplan 25K or VIPorter Venture
- Gold will be awarded with proof of Aeroplan 35K, Aeroplan 50K, Aeroplan 75K or VIPorter Ascent
- Platinum will be awarded with proof of Aeroplan Super Elite or VIPorter First
This status awarded to you will be in place until June 30, 2023. If you want to keep that status for 2023 you’ll need to fly with WestJet!
You must register for the status match by April 30, 2023
Fly with WestJet to keep your status through to December 2023
The second part of this WestJet Status Match promotion sees the ability of those who match to retain status right through to the end of 2023 by flying with WestJet. To meet the challenge you only have to obtain 25% of the usual tier qualifying spend for the level you have matched to between the time you are approved for the status match and June 30, 2023. Those requirements are as follows:
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Tier qualifying spend is awarded as 100% of eligible base fares of tickets you purchase and fly on with WestJet or WestJet marketed flights on partner airlines. Most fares are eligible except for basic economy (The cheapest fare possible), Member Exclusive Fares, and contracted rates. The terms of the status match offer also state flown with WestJet or WestJet partner airlines which means Status Lift from the WestJet RBC World Elite Mastercard is excluded and so are WestJet Vacations packages.
With all that said, to keep your status you could do so with only one or two flights with WestJet across all three levels – it really depends on the fare you buy. A person who is matched to Platinum could theoretically keep that status with one round trip in business class between Calgary and Toronto.
You’ll want to keep in mind you need to reach the spend of the level you are matched. For example if you are matched to Gold, you need to and only have to meet the $1,250 in spend. Simply reaching $750 will not give you Silver status for 2023 nor will $2,000 give you Platinum status.
Wrapping it up
It’s nice to see WestJet offer an elite status match this early in the year. This is particularly good timing for those who have already have status in the other airlines. You get status right away and shift your flying to WestJet for your next few flights and so then you can enjoy elite status with at least two airlines for the rest of 2023.