Air NZ has been running unpublishd status challenge to Nominated Gold for years. Recently they've published a brand new direct Status Match promotion for NZ&AU frequent flyers.
Applications for the Touch of Gold promotion is open to Airpoints™ members who:
live in New Zealand or Australia as shown by the member's residential address as listed in their Airpoints membership; and
hold current Gold or higher status with another airline.
Applications submitted using a Gold or higher frequent flyer status with a Star Alliance airline™ or Cathay Pacific frequent flyer programme are ineligible for the Touch of Gold promotion.
Touch of Gold six-month trial membership is offered in limited numbers, and may be withdrawn at any time without notification.
Customers accepted into the Touch of Gold promotion will not receive an Airpoints membership card, bag tags or welcome pack.
Participants must download the digital card through the Air New Zealand app and ensure they enter their Airpoints number into all eligible bookings in order to receive their Touch of Gold benefits.
Touch of Gold benefits will apply for six months from the date of acceptance into the Touch of Gold promotion. The Touch of Gold trial membership includes the following benefits:
lounge access, two short haul recognition upgrades, access to OneUp upgrades, complimentary frequent flyer seating, baggage privileges and priority travel benefits, as further detailed at Touch of Gold Benefits.
All other benefits referred to as Gold Benefits are not available to the Touch of Gold trial membership.
Information on benefits specific to this promotion is found here
Confirmation on whether application for promotion has been successful or declined will be emailed to the member within 10 business days of the application email being received by Air New Zealand.
Acceptance is at our sole discretion and no correspondence will be entered into.