Star Alliance

The Star Alliance network is the leading global airline network, with the highest number of member airlines, daily flights, destinations and countries flown to. It was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer customers convenient worldwide reach and a smoother travel experience.

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Customers benefit immensely

To make air travel even easier, the member airlines have coordinated their schedules, which often shortens the overall journey time for passengers switching from one Star Alliance airline to another on connecting flights. Moreover, customers receive a boarding pass for onwards flights, even if they fly on with a different Star Alliance member.

As members of Star Alliance frequent flyer programmes, passengers can redeem mileage accruals across the entire alliance network.

So they rise to a higher status essentially faster than they would in any individual frequent flyer programme.

Star Alliance Gold Status benefits (network wide)

  • Priority Airport Check-in
Star Alliance Gold Status allows you to check-in through the Priority check-in counters. With shorter queues checking-in, you can get to the lounge a little sooner.

  • Airport Lounge Access1
When you travel with any Star Alliance member airline, you and a guest can escape the crowds and relax in over 1,000 airport lounges worldwide, regardless of your class of travel.

  • Priority Boarding2
There's no need to rush out of the lounge anymore. With priority boarding you can enjoy the freedom of boarding at your convenience along with First and Business Class passengers.

  • Extra Baggage Allowance3
As a Gold Status holder you can choose not to travel light. We allow an additional 20 kg (44 pounds) where the weight concept applies, or one additional piece of luggage where the piece concept applies.

  • Priority Baggage Handling
Similar to you, your bags get priority treatment and are among the first to be unloaded, which means you can be one of the first in line for a taxi/shuttle bus.

  • Priority Reservations Waitlisting4
When there aren't any seats available on your preferred flight, we ensure that you sit at the top of the waiting list for another.

  • Priority Airport Standby4
Should your meeting overrun and you miss your flight, you can relax whilst member airline staff arrange for you to be on the next available flight home.

With a lower status level in your FFP, you still get additional benefits by the Star Alliance network, the Star Alliance Silver benefits.

Star Alliance Silver Status Benefits include (network wide)

  • Priority Reservations Waitlisting4
When there aren't any seats available on your preferred flight, we ensure that you sit at the top of the waiting list for another.

  • Priority Airport Standby4
Should your meeting overrun and you miss your flight, you can relax whilst member airline staff arrange for you to be on the next available flight home.


We are constantly looking for ways to improve every step of your journey in order to give you the very best experience available in each airport in the Star Alliance network around the world. You've earned it.

1 Guests must enter with an eligible Star Alliance Gold customer and must depart on a Star Alliance airline, though not necessarily on the same flight. Status level benefits vary among frequent flyer programmes.
2 Where available.
3 Please contact your Star Alliance airline for further details.
4 Not permitted for Star Alliance Award tickets.
 
 
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