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What is it?

The Free Spirit Status Match Challenge is an opportunity for you to experience the most valuable benefits of the Free Spirit program. It’s a way to switch your loyalty to Spirit and immediately benefit from our Status levels. If you currently have elite status with another airline, we will give you the equivalent Free Spirit Status for ninety (90) days – complimentary. Plus, you will have the opportunity to earn ongoing Free Spirit Silver or Gold status based on reduced earning criteria which can be found on our Free Spirit 101 page.

How does it work?
In three simple steps you could be on your way to enjoying Free Spirit Status.

1. Determine your eligibility

You are eligible to participate in our Status Match Challenge if you meet ALL the following criteria:

  • You have not received Status Match or complimentary Free Spirit Status in the past two years.
  • You currently have elite status with a qualifying airline that was earned through that airline’s published requirements (complimentary status or status earned through a promotion does not qualify)
  • You are able to present a document confirming your elite status with an airline listed in the chart.
  • Unfortunately, if you do not meet the above requirements, you are not eligible for our Status Match Challenge.

2. Click here to complete the form and upload your documents. 

If you met all the criteria listed above, call our Contact Center team at 1-833-728-3359, or fill out the form here to be enrolled in the Status Match Challenge.
Make sure that you’re ready to begin the challenge before you submit your request as your ninety-day complimentary Status period will begin within 24 hours after you receive your email confirmation of being accepted for a Status Match Challenge.

3. Enjoy Free Spirit Status

Complimentary Status for ninety days
Once your request is approved, you will be granted 90 days of Free Spirit Silver or Gold status based on your current status with another airline and the challenge level you have requested. Your complimentary Status Match will last for ninety days within 24 hours after you receive your confirmation email. If your request is not approved, you’ll receive an email notifying you of our decision.

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  • Your account will not be credited with SQP’s equivalent to the necessary earning requirement
  • Upon activation of the Status Match Challenge our Guest Relations Team will place you at the correct Status level based on your selected challenge level
  • You will enjoy the full benefits of the Silver or Gold Tier during this 90-day period.

Use the Status Comparison chart below to see what airline elite levels are qualified for the Free Spirit Status Match Challenge.

Extend your Status

Enjoying your complimentary Free Spirit Status? Extend it by earning the required amount of Free Spirit Status Qualification Points during the ninety-day complimentary period.
  • You will have 90 days to earn ongoing Free Spirit Silver or Gold status based on reduced earning criteria which can be found in the chart below and on our Free Spirit 101 page.
  • If you meet the challenge criteria, you will enjoy the benefits of the Silver or Gold program level for the remainder of that calendar year plus the following calendar year (same as members who earn Free Spirit Status)
  • If you do not meet the challenge criteria, the Silver or Gold status will be terminated immediately, and you will be returned to the Free Spirit level you held prior to the Status Match Challenge
  • You are allowed one challenge per member every two years
  • An email will be sent confirming the outcome of the Status Match Challenge

Image: Status Qualification Point Chart

Status Comparison Chart 

Image: Status Comparison Chart