Using car rental status to get hotel status?

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  1. litefoot

    litefoot Active Member

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    I've got Gold car rental status with Sixt. I know I can get a status match with other car rental companies, but can you get status matches from hotel chains, or even airlines?

    I'm assuming not, but can't hurt to ask.
     
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    It's unlikely, but not impossible. You could try looking through the reports on Status Matcher, but I don't know of how to easily search for matches from a program - default is for matches to a program

    Very rarely, you'll find that a hotel chain will offer status to certain airline frequent fliers - that's how I got my first HHonors Gold card, as an example. (There's also things like Starwood and Delta+Emirates collaborations, where status with one gets you almost-status with the other). I haven't heard of anything like that lately with a car hire firm, and sadly I don't think Sixt has strong enough links with one airline or hotel to be a likely candidate were it to happen

    Probably your best bet is to take our the Hilton HHonors Visa card from Barclays, that gets you HHonors Silver plus a free night after £750 spend. Then try to get that matched and/or challenged with someone else for a higher status.
     
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    Thanks. I did look through Status Matcher but, as you say, they only list who will match *to* Sixt.

    I might try with Air Berlin. As soon as I get my Sixt card, I'll give it a go.
     
  4. Gagravarr

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    Technically they only make it easy to see you matches to sixt, but if you plough through every page you may find reference to someone matching from, but it'll be a lot of work, unless you can find a suitable google search!
     
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    I ploughed through the Air Berlin section. This was the only one for Sixt:

    http://www.statusmatcher.com/report/52636

    Oh well :)
     
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    Ah ha! From that, I can construct the magic google query - search for:

    site:statusmatcher.com "From Sixt Cards Gold"
    Sadly, running the query doesn't show any success other than car hire programs :(

    (Tweak the sixt level inside the quotes, keeping the quotes, to see what you could/couldn't get for other levels)
     
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    Nothing doing when I try Sixt. However, it seems you can match Air Berlin Top Bonus to your Hertz Gold level:

    http://www.statusmatcher.com/report/53348
     

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