I called the Advantage number and requested a status match. They told me that this was only available for United 1K members, but that a "challenge" was available. I could become either a Gold or Platinum member by earning a certain number of miles within the next 90-days. In addition, I could immediately become a status member by paying a higher fee. I elected to pay $220 (vs. $520) for the Platinum challenge which required 12k EQM miles to be flown within the next 90 days.
on December 18, 2017