Air Europa launched its own frequent flyer program, Suma in December.
Like Copa and United, Air Europa decided to build its own program rather than renting the loyalty engine of a larger partner carrier.
Initially at launch they were offering to status match Air France Flying Blue elites. I wrote at the time, “We’ll see, once people start registering and submitting requests, whether they’ll status match elites from other programs as well.”
Via Loyalty Lobby that appears to be what they’re doing.
All you need to do is to sign up for the program, email email@example.com with a photo of frequent flier card from a competing program, your SUMA frequent flier number and request status match.
What’s been reported is a match to SUMA’s Gold level (and even a match from another SkyTeam frequent flyer program, in this case Alitalia):
Don’t expect lounge access on domestic US flights as a SkyTeam elite.
SkyTeam isn’t as generous with lounge access as Star Alliance or oneworld. SkyTeam status can get you airport priority services and free checked bags, but SkyTeam lounge access benefits apply to international itineraries only. If you are flying a purely domestic itinerary in the United States, your SkyTeam status will not entitle you to Delta lounge access although there are always reports of exceptions being made (usually on a ‘one time basis’ although offered over and over).