How to get star alliance gold

Being a frequent traveler with a frequent flyer blog, welcome, and miles and more frequent traveller status for longer than 5 years, I never got to the Gold card - even though this year, I flew 122 flight segments with them.

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In short, to get faster to gold FTL within Staralliance, use Miles+Bonus, which is the best airline miles program (Aegean / Air Olympic). You will need about 18 economy flights to get to silver FTL, and another 36 economy flights to get to gold FTL. You'll get twice as much miles for the same flights booking by using a Miles+Bonus card than with a Miles&More card (Lufthansa / SWISS airlines / Austrian airlines / LOT Polish airlines), and, with the later, you'll need 30 economy flights to get to silver FTL, and about 180 flights to get to gold FTL.

With Miles and More, you get to star alliance silver status with 35 000 miles earned in a year (or with 30 flight segments).

With Miles+Bonus, you get to silver FTL with 12 000 miles earned in a year (if it includes 2 Aegean flights, otherwise 24 000 miles).

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How to get star alliance gold : Complimentary wine in Brussels Star Alliance business lounge
Complimentary wine in Brussels Star Alliance business lounge

With Miles&More, you upgrade from silver to gold FTL with 100 000 miles earned in a year.

With Miles+Bonus, you upgrade from silver to aegean gold status with 24 000 miles earned in a year (if it includes 4 Aegean flights, otherwise 48 000 miles).

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In the earlier times, it was possible to get gold FTL with Miles and More with 120 flight segments a year - this is not possible anymore, as I discovered in 2016 in my frequent traveler blog.

To get to silver FTL with Miles+Bonus, all what was needed was to collected 12 000 miles (including some Aegean flights), which I did through only 18 flights segments - where Miles&More would have required 30 flights and 35 000 miles for the same result.

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To get aegean star alliance gold with Miles+Bonus, I still need about twice what I did to get silver FTL, which means about 36 flights for 24 000 miles... whereas with Miles&More, even 122 flights for 67 000 miles weren't enough to grab the gold FTL !

Not only Miles+Bonus requires less mileage to reach silver FTL or gold FTL, it also offers more mileage for the same flights - about twice as more as per below calculation of my frequent flyer website.

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Chart below shows mileage received from Miles&More (total of 8500 Miles&More miles for these 16 flights), and how much mileage it would have earned if used with a Miles+Bonus frequent flyer card (total of 15529 Miles+Bonus miles for these 16 flights), as per the Aegean Miles Calculator :

Activity / Partner code / Flight no. / Booking classFlightClassMiles & MoreMiles+Bonus
Geneva GVA - Athens ATHA3821Economy Class, Q7501077
Athens ATH - Larnaca LCAA3910Economy Class, Q750800
Athens ATH - Geneva GVALX1823Economy Class, U750808
Paris Charles de Gaulle CDG - Athens ATHA3613Economy Class, K1251306
Athens ATH - Frankfurt am Main FRALH1283Business Class, P750847
Frankfurt am Main FRA - Athens ATHLH1284Economy Class, L1251129
Athens ATH - London Heathrow LHRA3600Economy Class, S1251495
Rhodes RHO - Athens ATHA3201Economy Class, S125500
Athens ATH - Rhodes RHOA3218Economy Class, T125200
Milano Malpensa MXP - Athens ATHA3665Economy Class, T125692
Athens ATH - Frankfurt am Main FRALH1283Economy Class, Q7501129
Frankfurt am Main FRA - Athens ATHLH1284Economy Class, V7501129
Athens ATH - Zürich ZRHLX1839Economy Class, S5001019
Munich MUC - Athens ATHA3803Economy Class, L750944
Athens ATH - Munich MUCA3802Economy Class, B12501180
Zürich ZRH - Athens ATHLX1842Economy Class, H7501274
TOTAL850015529

Aegan airline is the best of the star alliance members for its aegean miles and bonus frequent flyer miles program. It also offers credit cards with airline miles, unfortunately only for Greek and Cypriot residents.

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How to get star alliance gold : Lufthansa senator lounge in Munich airport
Lufthansa senator lounge in Munich airport

Star alliance gold benefits and also business class flights what do you get, what is star alliance gold :

- frequent traveller lounge access, which includes miles and more lounge, lufthansa frequent traveller lounge, miles and more business lounge, miles and more frequent traveller lounge, lounge miles and more, all with open bar and complimentary food, drinks, newspaper, wifi, and comfortable seating,

- priority boarding before economy class,

- extra frequent flyer points or airline points, this is how to get how to get frequent flyer points faster,

- priority aegean airlines check in, not with the aegean online check in, but with the aegean air check in at the airport with a specific desk,

- using miles for flights with the star alliance miles program, by using star alliance miles - this is how to flight for free as frequent flyer.

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Therefore, consider aegean airlines miles and more program which is miles and bonus to get fast frequent flyer with all star alliance airlines. You will then collect miles with all aegean flights, but also miles and more swiss, lufthansa miles, lot star alliance, both in economy class flight and star alliance business class, and reach faster frequent traveller and star alliance gold status, which is when you will get the star alliance gold membership card.

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How to get star alliance gold : Complimentary food in Star Alliance lounge Riga airport
Complimentary food in Star Alliance lounge Riga airport

Frequent traveller status, star alliance gold status and hon status are the status in Star Alliance.

Which airlines belong to star alliance ?

United Airlines
Air China
Lufthansa
Shenzhen Airlines
Air Canada
Turkish Airlines
All Nippon Airways
Scandinavian Airlines System
Air India Limited
Ethiopian Airlines
Swiss International Air Lines
Avianca - Aerovias Nacionales de Colombia
Asiana Airlines
Austrian Airlines
Air New Zealand
TAP Portugal
Aegean Airlines
Singapore Airlines
Egyptair
South African Airways
Thai Airways International
Brussels Airlines
Copa Airlines
LOT Polish Airlines
EVA Air
Croatia Airlines
Adria Airways

Athens, Greek capital

Greek building
Greek building
Aegean sea
Aegean sea
view on Acropolis
view on Acropolis
Hadrian's library
Hadrian's library
Greek meal with view on Acropolis
Greek meal with view on Acropolis
rooftop pool illuminated in blue at night
rooftop pool illuminated in blue at night

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