Etihad Guest is again matching elite statuses, similar to what they did last year.
This ends Feb 22, so before then you’ll had to send your existing gold elite status card or higher status along with a copy of your statement to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your Etihad Guest number as well. I’d assume this may be useful for everyone who is booked on the (now gone) Etihad First Class Colombo to Dallas fare. If you are booked on that fare as well, make sure you do check out my to-do and recommendations for the fare.
Generally with previous status matches they’re very selective on who gets matched and may not match everyone, but free elite status is always good, and you might as well try.
These are some of the benefits of Etihad Gold, which is the second elite status tier:
Here is the link to the Etihad website detailing the match.