Star Alliance Gold: you’ve dreamed about it and it could be yours!
Aegean airlines opens its Gold Status for 36’000 miles flown in a calendar year
Aegean airlines is one of Greece national carrier and has one of the lowest miles requirement in the Star Alliance network to achieve Gold status (probably due to the low number of long haul flights operated by Aegean airlines). Its frequent flyer program, Miles and Bonus, offers great opportunity for those looking for an Elite status without flying a heavy 100’000 miles in a calendar year (such as Miles and More Senator).
With Miles and Bonus Gold, you have access to the Star Alliance lounges around the world, priority boarding and fast track at most airports (full list of benefits here), Gold is pretty cool!
What’s the fine print? Well, not all flights qualify on Star Alliance flights (typically the cheapest economy class flights will not). But if you fly First or Business, you could potentially score a Gold status with one return flight. For more information (and see if your next flight could qualify) check here.
Oh, and they’ve just changed their rules and you now need to fly at least 6 segments on Aegean airlines. But really, escape to the Cyclades for a Mileage run…who wouldn’t..?
If you really can’t make it to Greece, you also have the option to fly 72’000 miles on any star alliance qualifying flights and Gold could be yours!