As I blogged about back in early July, Aegean Airlines joining the Star Alliance has some positive implications for the not-so-frequent flyer. Their elite level which gets you Star Alliance Silver status requires only 4,000 miles, and there’s even a sign up bonus of 1,000 elite qualifying miles the first year, meaning you only need to fly 3,000 miles to earn Star Alliance Silver status.
If you’re not a frequent flyer (or have friends or family that aren’t frequent flyers), this is the program to credit to. Reader hobo13 just sent me an email saying that he had his friends credit their roundtrip Boston to Denver flight to Aegean Airlines, and they’re now both Star Alliance Silver. While it took a bit of work since United wasn’t accepting their frequent flyer numbers, it all worked out.
So for that simple roundtrip they get free checked bags and priority boarding.
And if you’re looking for an easy way to get Star Alliance Gold status (which gets you lounge access for all Star Alliance flights), they’re not bad either at just 20,000 miles…