Submitted request for match on Turkish Airlines website requesting match. Included SAA Gold card scan, passport scan and mileage statement from SAA Voyager. Mileage statement includes recent major trip with Turkish (though miles charged to SAA Voyager), and I indicated intent to do a major international trip with Turkish in the near future if matched.
Got mail after few days saying approved for 4 months, subject to 1 international trip on Turkish operated flight, which will extend Elite to a year, and 15 000 miles on Turkish operated flights to extend to 2 years Elite validity.
on October 25, 2018