I've recently become aware of the possibility of having your tier status with one airline matched by another airline (with a view to getting your custom and your $$). Having just read about the Qantas Gold status match offer for NZ residents, I've been wondering what experiences people in Australia have had with status matching.
I know there are a few websites that purport to provide up to date information about various person's requests for status match among airlines frequent flyer programs, but the information provided on the websites is really quite basic and uninformative. Most of the material I've read is from the United States and UK/Europe where competition is arguably a lot stronger than in Australia/Oceania.
If you've ever requested a status match, perhaps you could share your experience and say what information you provided and the length of time it took to have a decision made (whether negative or positive).
The only higher tier status I hold is with Etihad Airways (Gold), which is very useful when flying Etihad (and Virgin domestically and internationally), but that's about it! I'd really love to be able to status match to an airline that is part of oneworld or star alliance for greater value from the tier status.
Any input would be appreciated!