In the years 2021 and 2022, Alitalia’s successor ITA distributed frequent flyer cards generously. Initially, through the status matches, a SkyTeam Elite (Plus) status could be obtained almost without any conditions, later requiring only a flight booking.
The joy was immense when ITA announced a status extension until December 2023 after the pandemic. Now, it appears that ITA is being generous once again. While there has been no public communication about it, my online account now displays a new expiration date: January 2025.
You can access your digital membership card online at volare.ita-airways.com or alternatively in the smartphone app. It should appear as follows:
As mentioned, there is no official confirmation from ITA yet. However, there have been several reports on Flyertalk. A pleasant surprise for all those who participated in the status match back then.
It should also be noted that, in practice, the status still may not be smoothly recognized. Some SkyTeam airlines don’t even recognize ITA in the input form of the frequent flyer number.
Translated by Ditmar
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