I just took them up on their offer and it was very easy and quick. Here a look at how quick it is to request, and be approved for status over at Continental.
I’m a Delta Platinum member with over 100k miles flown YTD so I requested a status match to Continental’s Platinum Elite level.
To request my status I logged into my Delta account and saved my most recent statement to my desktop as a PDF. Once I had my most recent statement showing my status level over at Delta, I sent a copy of it to Continental (firstname.lastname@example.org) with my continental #, delta #, and a statement of my request:
“I would like to request a status match to Continental from my Delta Platinum status. Attached is a copy of my recent Delta statement.
My Continental # is: XXXXXXXX
My Delta # is: XXXXXXXXXX“
Within 2 days I received an email from a OnePass Customer Service Manager welcoming me to Continenta’s Platinum Elite Status level with benefits through February 2011.
If you are a Delta SkyMiles member of any status (Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond) go ahead and submit a request to Continental for status match to the appropriate level. The status levels get you the benefits described in this link, and the status is good until February 2011. You also get reciprocal upgrades while flying on United Airlines flights with your Continental status.