Platinum ANA mileage club / Star Alliance Gold

Old Jun 12, 19, 10:27 am
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Platinum ANA mileage club / Star Alliance Gold

Just received Platinum ANA mileage club / Star Alliance Gold card through work. What is the best way to take advantage of it when traveling? Unfortunately my 2 upcoming international trips are not with ANA nor with Star Alliance...
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Old Jun 12, 19, 5:48 pm
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It depends a lot on your flying patterns.

If you generally fly paid J, there is very little to be gained from a *G card. A few airlines have nicer *G lounges than business class lounges. But with United introducing the Polaris Lounges, business class does have an advantage there.

The main benefit of a *G status comes when flying economy class. Fast track and lounges, and better/free seat selection comes with the status.

In order to reap benefits, you should start flying Star Alliance
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Old Jun 12, 19, 8:58 pm
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If you live in Japan, apply to the Superflyers ANA card so you can get Gold status as long as you keep it
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