Earn LATAM Pass Elite Status With Limited-Time Status Match Offer

Benefits may include free seat selection, an additional baggage allowance, same-day flight changes and access to the airport lounge.
Zach Honig (Cardless)
August 23, 2022

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Frequent flyers with a handful of U.S.-based and international airlines currently have an opportunity to have their elite status matched by LATAM Airlines, granting access to select LATAM Pass elite benefits from the date the match is approved, until March 31, 2023.

For passengers traveling on eligible tickets, LATAM Pass elite benefits have the potential to save you a considerable amount with each trip in various travel upgrades and more. Select tiers include perks like free seat selection, an additional baggage allowance, same-day flight changes and access to the airport lounge. You can learn more about the benefits of LATAM Pass elite status right here.

Requesting a status match

This particular opportunity is processed through a third-party service, available at StatusMatch.com. Status matches are available to LATAM Pass customers in the United States and Chile, with matches expected to remain available until 11:59pm Chile Summer Time (CLST) on October 31, 2022, although it’s possible the promotion could end prior to that date.

Customers are required to pay a processing fee of $39, and if approved, a customer’s LATAM Pass elite status should be upgraded to the corresponding tier within six business days of approval. Depending on the program and tier the customer uses to request the match, a customer may be assigned to the Gold, Gold Plus, Platinum or Black tier. Black Signature status is not available as part of this status match program.

Which tier will you match to?

According to the offer’s Frequent Asked Questions, available here, frequent flyers will earn status in a LATAM Pass elite tier according to the status they currently hold with another eligible airline, as outlined below.

LATAM PASS Elite Tier
Airline GOLD GOLD Plus PLATINUM BLACK
Aerolineas Argentinas

Aerolíneas Plus

GOLD
PLATINUM
Aeromexico

Club Premier

GOLD
PLATINUM
TITANIUM
Air Canada

Aeroplan

PRESTIGE 25K
ELITE 35K
ELITE 50K
ELITE 75K
SUPER ELITE 100K
Air Europa

SUMA

SILVER
GOLD
PLATINUM
Alaska Airlines

Mileage Plan

MVP
MVP GOLD
MVP 100K
MVP 75K
American Airlines

AAdvantage

GOLD
PLATINUM
CONCIERGE KEY
EXECUTIVE PLATINUM
PLATINUM PRO
Avianca

LifeMiles

RED PLUS
SILVER
GOLD
DIAMOND
Caribbean Airlines

Caribbean Miles

SILVER
GOLD
EXECUTIVE GOLD
Copa Airlines

ConnectMiles

SILVER
GOLD
PLATINUM
PRESIDENTIAL PLATINUM
Delta Air Lines

SkyMiles

SILVER MEDALLION
GOLD MEDALLION
DELTA 360
DIAMOND MEDALLION
PLATINUM MEDALLION
GOL

Smiles

SILVER
GOLD
DIAMOND
Iberia

Plus

SILVER
GOLD
INFINITA
PLATINUM
PRIME
SINGULAR
JetBlue

TrueBlue Rewards

MOSAIC
MOSAIC+
KLM

Flying Blue

SILVER
GOLD
PLATINUM
PLATINUM ULTIMATE
Lufthansa

Miles & More

FREQUENT TRAVELLER
SENATOR
HON CIRCLE
Southwest

Rapid Rewards

A-LIST
A-LIST PREFERRED
COMPANION PASS
TAP Air Portugal

Miles&Go

SILVER
GOLD
Turkish Airlines

Miles&Smiles

CLASSIC PLUS
ELITE
ELITE PLUS
United Airlines

MileagePlus

PREMIER SILVER
PREMIER GOLD
GLOBAL SERVICES
PREMIER 1K
PREMIER PLATINUM
WestJet

Westjet Rewards

SILVER
GOLD
PLATINUM

Earning LATAM Pass elite status valid beyond March 31, 2023

Outside of this limited status match opportunity, frequent flyers can earn LATAM Pass elite status based on their travels between January 1 and December 31 of each calendar year. As of the publication date at the top of this article, the base elite tier, Gold, requires either 15,000 Qualifying Points or 20 Qualifying Segments, while the most exclusive tier, Black Signature, requires either 160,000 Qualifying Points or 120 Qualifying Segments. See LATAM Airlines website for the most up-to-date requirements.

In most cases, you can combine Qualifying Points earned from flying with those you’ll accrue as you spend with your LATAM Airlines credit card, making it easier to earn elite status or reach a higher tier. As you spend with your LATAM Airlines credit card, you’ll earn both LATAM Pass miles you can redeem for flights and Qualifying Points to help you get closer to elite status. See this article to learn more about how LATAM Airlines Qualifying Points work and how your credit card can help you earn them.

Note that credit card purchases cannot be used to qualify for Black Signature, which requires either 120 Qualifying Segments or 160,000 Qualifying Points earned on LATAM Airlines-operated flights. With the exception of Black Signature, your LATAM Airlines credit card can help you earn LATAM Pass elite status more quickly.

For example, a LATAM Pass member with a LATAM Airlines credit card can qualify for Gold Plus status by earning 35 Qualifying Segments or 30,000 Qualifying Points. At least 24,000 of those points need to come from flights purchased directly from LATAM Airlines, and operated by the airline or select partners, but up to 6,000 can be earned as you spend with a LATAM Airlines credit card.

Qualifying Points earned through credit card purchases accrue at a different rate than redeemable LATAM Pass Miles, and limits apply. Learn more about how to earn Qualifying Points with your credit card right here.

Alternatively, you can reach a LATAM Pass elite tier by earning the required number of Qualifying Segments, as outlined on LATAM Airlines website.

Earning Qualifying Points with your credit card

Below, you can see how to qualify for each LATAM Pass elite level, along with the number of credit card Qualifying Points that may count toward achieving each tier.

Elite TierQualifying PointsQualifying SegmentsMaximum Card Points*
Gold15,000203,000
Gold Plus30,000356,000
Platinum40,000457,000/8,000**
Black75,000757,000/9,000**
Black Signature160,000120N/A

Information current as of 8/23/22. Visit LATAM Airlines website for the most current list. *Maximum Card Points represent the maximum number of Qualifying Points earned from credit card purchases that may be used to help reach the corresponding elite level. **LATAM Airlines Mastercard customers can earn a maximum of 7,000 Qualifying Points from card purchases each calendar year, while LATAM Airlines World Elite Mastercard customers can earn a maximum of 9,000 Qualifying Points from card purchases each calendar year. Tier limits also apply.

Once you qualify for an elite tier, you’ll be able to access your LATAM Pass elite benefits through the expiration date listed on your LATAM Pass account. Your LATAM Airlines credit card benefits will remain in effect for as long as you maintain your credit card account in good standing.

Click here to learn more about the LATAM Airlines Mastercard and LATAM Airlines World Elite Mastercard, including rewards, card benefits and more.

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