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The art of status matching, or matching your status to another airline in order to reap benefits for your day-to-day flying, has been experiencing a revival of late. First, it was Copa Airlines wooing United Airlines passengers. Now, according to View from the Wing, Avianca is also offering status matches to United’s Star Alliance network.

The main benefit of a status match, in a nutshell, is high-level status on a partner international carrier to your favorite airline. Since international elite passengers get lounge access, it’s possible to use the international status to earn domestic lounge access — a benefit worth up to $400/year. For the simple effort of filling out a few forms, it’s absolutely worth it.

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