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Fast Track to Star Alliance Silver and Gold Elite Status With Aegean Airlines

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Imagine skipping ahead of the crowd with priority check-in, taking extra baggage on your trip for no charge, and relaxing with champagne in the airport lounge.

Here’s a little known way to make this dream come true!  You can use Aegean Airlines’ frequent flyer program to get elite status on Star Alliance airlines such as United Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss, LOT Polish Airlines, and more.

Star Alliance Gold Status Aegean Airlines

Aegean Airlines Frequent Flyer Program Can Fast Track You to Star Alliance Elite Status!

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News You Can Use – 100% Bonus on Purchases of Avianca LifeMiles & More

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1.   Avianca LifeMiles 100% Purchase Bonus

Via View from the Wing, Avianca is selling LifeMiles at a 100% bonus up to April 30, 2013.  This works out to ~1.5 cents per mile.  Avianca is a Colombian airline, but is a Star Alliance member, so you can use Avianca miles to fly on other Star Alliance airlines such as United, Lufthansa etc.

News You Can Use - Buy Avianca LifeMiles 100% Bonus

100% Bonus on Purchases of Avianca LifeMiles

The most miles that can be purchased in one transaction is 75,000 and their Terms & Conditions explicitly state that you must have been a LifeMiles member by April 8, 2013.  So sign-up now for a LifeMiles account so that you can take part in the next promotion (likely in a few months). Continue reading

How to Enter Shorter Airport Security Lines Without Elite Status, Flying in First Class or Credit Cards!

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Airport security lines often have long lines of people waiting to go through.

There are usually two lines – one line for folks who have elite status with airlines, or who are traveling in first or business class, or who need assistance. Usually your boarding pass is noted with “Priority Access” or “Premier Access” or something similar.

The other – usually longer -line is for regular folks who are traveling in coach.

In the US, I’ve been able to go through the airport elite status line just by showing a card – sometimes a regular frequent flyer card which I got for free just by signing up for a program -  to the agent manning the shorter elite lines!

Emily With Our Frequent Flyer Cards

Sometimes it is just a regular frequent flyer card for an obscure foreign airline which you can get for free, sometimes I show my Southwest Companion Pass card and get access to the shorter lines for Southwest business ticket holders and A-List members, and sometimes I show my American Airlines gold card and get access to the United (or other airline) elite lane! Continue reading