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Aegean Star Alliance Gold
« on: December 14, 2011, 11:49:26 AM »
No miles for AC/CO/UA/US.
50% with Aegean.

I guess I will set up an account w/ Aegan...at least the 5k+ miles for JFK-ZRH-TLV will credit to somewhere....considering the price I paid for the tickets...I have no complaints!

Any alternative to Aegan....to get better values?

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Re: Aegean Star Alliance Gold
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2011, 12:55:39 PM »
Credit the whole thing to Aegean (S earns 100%) and go for *G?
Only need 19K with a new account for *G.
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Re: Aegean Star Alliance Gold
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2011, 01:07:49 PM »
Credit the whole thing to Aegean (S earns 100%) and go for *G?
Only need 19K with a new account for *G.

Really?!

Holy mackerel...instead of Silver earned this year on CO I could have easily gotten Gold :(

Anyway, I will definitely do it this way and I'll be almost halfway there! Will the 1k bonus points for opening the new account help toward the 19k?

According to this link it seems that by crediting it all to Aegan I will automatically earn *A Silver?
http://en.aegeanair.com/milesandbonus/program-description/benefits/blue-card-privileges/


Thanks!
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Re: Aegean Star Alliance Gold
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2011, 01:11:59 PM »
Really?!

Holy mackerel...instead of Silver earned this year on CO I could have easily gotten Gold :(

Anyway, I will definitely do it this way and I'll be almost halfway there! Will the 1k bonus points for opening the new account help toward the 19k?

FYI - this link makes it seem that I only need to collect 16K...is it correct?
http://en.aegeanair.com/milesandbonus/program-description/benefits/gold-card-privileges/

Thanks!
You need to first earn *S for 4K, then it resets to 0, and then you 16K for *G, so you need 20K in total.
The 1K opening bonus counts, so that's where I got the 19K from.

Note that Aegean miles aren't worth as much as CO, so while *G is at 19K instead of 50K, the miles themselves aren't as valuable.  You also won't get economy plus or upgrades on CO/UA.  You do get club access worldwide (including in the US) though when flying *A.
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Re: Aegean Star Alliance Gold
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2011, 01:19:03 PM »
You need to first earn *S for 4K, then it resets to 0, and then you 16K for *G, so you need 20K in total.
The 1K opening bonus counts, so that's where I got the 19K from.

Note that Aegean miles aren't worth as much as CO, so while *G is at 19K instead of 50K, the miles themselves aren't as valuable.

Great so the way there in S will get me Silver...and the way back in L will get me about 20% of the way to *G. Tell me if I'm wrong, but sacrificing 19K miles is worth *G considering all the benefits one gets with it IMHO.

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Re: Aegean Star Alliance Gold
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2011, 01:24:06 PM »
Wow, does anyone here have an Aegean *G card?

It seems when you qualify that you get a *G card valid for 3 years (or even 3.5 years) and that you only need to credit a single flight every 3 years to maintain *G?? Can that possibly be right?
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Re: Aegean Star Alliance Gold
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2011, 01:27:45 PM »
Wow, does anyone here have an Aegean *G card?

It seems when you qualify that you get a *G card valid for 3 or 4 years and that you only need to credit a single flight within that entire period to maintain *G?? Can that possibly be right?
that would be insane

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Re: Aegean Star Alliance Gold
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2011, 01:30:21 PM »
that would be insane
Seems to be true from what I'm reading.

Also all US fares earn 100% Aegean miles.  Anyone up for a DDF DO MR on US for basically free lifetime *G?
Have to do more research first of course to confirm this is true.
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Re: Aegean Star Alliance Gold
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2011, 01:54:48 PM »
From the Ts and Cs and from anecdotal evidence on FT it seems that indeed once you reach Aegean *G any activity within 36 months keeps your *G card active for another 36 months!
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Re: Aegean Star Alliance Gold
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2011, 02:12:47 PM »
From the Ts and Cs and from anecdotal evidence on FT it seems that indeed once you reach Aegean *G any activity within 36 months keeps your *G card active for another 36 months!
I know a guy with it. Gonna give him a call right now

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Re: Aegean Star Alliance Gold
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2011, 03:06:02 PM »
Do only flight miles count toward Aegan *G status...can I transfer points somehow?

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Re: Aegean Star Alliance Gold
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2011, 03:47:10 PM »
Do only flight miles count toward Aegan *G status...can I transfer points somehow?
Dunno, but I don't see any transfer partners.
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Re: Aegean Star Alliance Gold
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2011, 04:04:17 PM »
Dunno, bur I don't see any transfer partners.

Oh well

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Re: Aegean Star Alliance Gold
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2011, 04:11:58 PM »
I know a guy with it. Gonna give him a call right now
Keep us posted. 
Time to find a 19K MR on US :P
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Re: Aegean Star Alliance Gold
« Reply #14 on: December 14, 2011, 04:18:40 PM »
4 RTs from NYC-CLT-LAX-CLT-NYC with same day turns is 21,304 miles for $1,268.
EG: 02/01-02/01:
6:15am-12:26pm   
1:30pm-11:51pm

Still that kills 4 days.

Better solution?
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