Flying Blue Status Match for Canadian and Most European Residents Starting at £68/€59

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Air France and KLM’s joint frequent flyer program is currently offering a paid status match for residents of select European countries, such as the United Kingdom, Italy or Germany. Canadian residents can apply, too. Prices start at €59 for EU or £68 for UK residents when matching to Flying Blue Silver. A gold match comes at the cost of €199.

To secure this status match, you’ll need a corresponding status level. For instance, Silver at the British Airways Executive Club can be matched to Gold at Flying Blue, and Senator status at Lufthansa Miles&More can be aligned with Platinum.

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The process typically takes three business days to be approved. Once approved, you will have the status with Flying Blue in your account within about five business days, and it will be active for twelve months. During this time, you will need to follow the guidelines of the points program to maintain your status with the airline.

To initiate the status match, you will need to pay an application fee, the price of which depends on the status you wish to apply for.

  • €59 or £69 for Flying Blue Silver (= SkyTeam Elite)
  • €199 (~£171) for Flying Blue Gold (= SkyTeam Elite Plus)
  • €399 (~£342) for Flying Blue Platinum (= SkyTeam Elite Plus)

Canadians get charged a little less for this match, as the prices in Euro are converted 1:1 to Canada Dollar.

You can only apply for this match if you hold residency or citizenship in one of the following countries:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Germany
  • Finland
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom


Go to and enter your name, e-mail address and Flying Blue membership number. If you don’t have a Flying Blue account, you need to sign up for the program first.

If the data matches your account and your country of residency is eligible for the match, you can select the status you want to match. There is a drop-down menu that you can choose from. If your status is not part of that list, Flying Blue won’t match it.

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The next step requires you to upload photographic proof of your current status. A photo of a physical card or a screenshot showing your name, number and status will do the trick.

The following and last step is the payment page. Flying Blue displays which status you’ll achieve with the match and presents you the bill. You can pay by all common credit cards.

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Confirmed Matches

Here are some of the confirmed matches. You can find a comprehensive list of tiers eligible for the status match here.

  • British Airways Executive Club:
    • Executive Club Bronze → Flying Blue Silver
    • Executive Club Silver → Flying Blue Gold
    • Executive Club Gold → Flying Blue Platinum
  • Finnair Plus:
    • Finnair Plus Silver → Flying Blue Silver
    • Finnair Plus Gold → Flying Blue Gold
    • Finnair Plus Platinum (Lumo) → Flying Blue Platinum
  • Miles&More:
    • Miles&More FTL → Flying Blue Silver
    • Miles&More Senator → Flying Blue Platinum
  • Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles:
    • Miles&Smiles Classic Plus → Flying Blue Silver
    • Miles&Smiles Elite → Flying Blue Gold
    • Miles&Smiles Elite Plus → Flying Blue Platinum
  • United MileagePlus:
    • Premier Silver → Flying Blue Silver
    • Premier Gold → Flying Blue Gold
    • Premier Platinum / 1K → Flying Blue Platinum

Perks & Benefits

Once you have completed the status match process and become part of the Flying Blue family, these are the benefits you will have depending on your new status:

Flying Blue Silver

Getting Flying Blue Silver the regular way requires earning 100 XP within 12 months.

  • Earn 6 Miles for each Euro spent
  • Priority access for check-in and baggage drop-off
  • Free selection of standard seats
  • Free seat options 24 hours before departure
  • One free extra checked baggage item on Sky Team flights
Flying Blue Gold

Getting Flying Blue Silver the regular way requires earning 280 XP within 12 months.

  • Earn 7 Miles for each Euro spent
  • Free access to SkyTeam lounges worldwide with a guest (conditions apply)
  • SkyPriority: priority access throughout the airport
  • Free seat options 72 hours before departure
  • Free selection of standard seats
  • One free extra checked baggage item on SkyTeam flights
Flying Blue Platinum

Getting Flying Blue Silver the regular way requires earning 580 XP within 12 months.

  • Earn 8 Miles for each Euro spent
  • Enjoy access to our lounges across the globe, with a guest of your choice*
  • SkyPriority: priority access at the airport
  • Choose your standard seat when you buy your ticket, free of charge
  • Benefit from preferred Seat Options, free of charge
  • Bring an additional baggage item on all SkyTeam flights
  • Call the exclusive Platinum Service Line, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The promotion has no expiration date, however, we recommend taking advantage of it as soon as possible. You can find more information in the terms and conditions of the offer.

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Comments (2)

  1. Stefano says:

    in the step where I’m required to upload the screenshot, when I hit next I keep getting a message saying I’ve been blocked. Tried of mobile, desktop, with and without VPN.
    Anyone else having the same issue?

  2. Nicolas says:

    Dear Carlos,
    Thank you very much!
    Keep going!

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