ITA Airways sent a pre-Christmas gift this past week that you might have overlooked if you were eligible for it.
When ITA launched their Volare loyalty program last year, they almost instantaneously offered a status match. That didn’t count for much at the time, but potentially became more useful when they later joined SkyTeam.
That status was due to expire at the end of this year, but the gift from them this week was an email stating that the status will be extended for another year.
I took AAdvantage of this promotion last year by matching my American Airlines Executive Platinum status (itself given to me via Hyatt back in 2019). It hasn’t been put to any use over the last year, but I’m more than happy to have it extended in case it comes in handy during 2023, whether that’s from flying SkyTeam or parlaying it into status elsewhere.
The email from ITA Airways had the subject line “We have a gift for you”, so if you status matched with them a year ago keep an eye out for that. I received the email on December 22, but they might have sent emails on more than one day and possibly with more than one type of subject line.
Here’s the content of the email:
Dear Stephen Pepper,
Thank you for deciding to be part of our loyalty program Volare in this special year.
Twelve months have passed since the start of the program, months packed with new experiences and initiatives specially designed for our members: promotions, new features, and the arrival of exclusive partners.
Because you have been with us from the start, we have decided to offer you a special gift.
For the entire duration of next year, until December 31st 2023, you will maintain your level within the program and continue to enjoy the benefits of Club Premium.
To find out all about all your exclusive benefits, please visit the following page on our official website.
We can’t wait to accompany you on a new year full of surprises and innovation.
The Volare Team