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Star Alliance need to add a higher elite level

Star Alliance need to add a higher elite level

Old Aug 23, 18, 4:54 pm
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Star Alliance need to add a higher elite level

Like the title says, Star Alliance needs to review its duo level elite structure. Currently the highest elites among Star Alliance airlines can only enjoy the top treatment within their own airline mileage program. I think Star alliance should at least adopt One World’s three tier elite levels.
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Old Aug 23, 18, 5:00 pm
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What do you think would be gained by this? It would likely mean less benefits for mid-tier elites, rather than more benefits for top-tier.
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Old Aug 23, 18, 5:03 pm
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Smile So where would UA 1Ks fall in this new SA Elite Status ????

Originally Posted by Ronger208 View Post
Like the title says, Star Alliance needs to review its duo level elite structure. Currently the highest elites among Star Alliance airlines can only enjoy the top treatment within their own airline mileage program. I think Star alliance should at least adopt One World’s three tier elite levels.
There is a lot of discussions about this in the Star Alliance Forum. My only questions is, where would UA 1Ks land in the proposed new Star Alliance Elite Program ? There seems to be a lot of whining about *Gs not being able to check bags or select seats on the super cheap"Basic" fares at LH or on most any fare at TAP. My thinking, if you want to select seats or check bags, lay off the "Basic" fares. ...and also the other Cardinal Rule: If you want to fly in Premium Cabins, book Premium Cabins !!
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Old Aug 23, 18, 5:31 pm
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As there is ongoing discussion of this in the *A forum

New Star Alliance Top Tier Level is coming / Dynamic Reward Pricing

will move this thread to there

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Old Aug 23, 18, 5:36 pm
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Originally Posted by gpicur View Post
There is a lot of discussions about this in the Star Alliance Forum. My only questions is, where would UA 1Ks land in the proposed new Star Alliance Elite Program ? There seems to be a lot of whining about *Gs not being able to check bags or select seats on the super cheap"Basic" fares at LH or on most any fare at TAP. My thinking, if you want to select seats or check bags, lay off the "Basic" fares. ...and also the other Cardinal Rule: If you want to fly in Premium Cabins, book Premium Cabins !!
I'd think that 1K & GS would be in the top tier of 3 level Star Alliance structure. You are right though, these days it's "what you pay is what you get".

As another poster posted upthread ("What do you think would be gained by this?") I think Star Alliance members have a lot to gain by cutting benefits that they have to provide to other *A member airlines. In Reality, its more of the same that has been going on since 2013
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