Filled out the online form and made a PDF of my AAdvatage account showing current status, progress towards retaining status, account activity going back a couple months, future confirmed bookings, and photocopy of my elite card front and back. Got a reply about 10 days later requesting a copy of my passport info page be submitted. The link they provided did not work so I resubmitted everything and included a copy of my passport page. Received a reply 6 days granting a match to Turkish Elite with a 4 month trial to fly one Turkish flight to extend for a year and accumulate 15K status miles within the year to extend it for 2 years. At the time I requested the match I already had a JFK-IST flight booked with Turkish. From what I understand Turkish will only match if you have top tier status.
on December 16, 2016