Singapore Airlines - The PPS Club
Member since 19 Mar 2016
Total posts 53
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 25 May 2012
Total posts 356
Aegean still operates domestic flights using both flight numbers. Your non-Aegean Star Alliance status will only be honored if you booked against the A3 flight number. It has been this way since they bought out Olympic Air, and while I'm not certain of the reasons it would not surprise me if it was due to labour contracts.
This is not really any different (from an alliance perspective) to the way in which Singapore Airlines and SilkAir are operated. Both have their own website and sell each others' flights as codeshares and/or interlined flights, however non-KrisFlyer Star Alliance members won't receive benefits on MI coded flights (regardless of whether it's a SQ operated flight).
The same thing with Thai Airways and Thai Smile, and to a lesser degree Lufthansa and Eurowings.
Aegean Airlines - Miles & Bonus
Member since 15 Jun 2016
Total posts 46
I flew Olympic last year and my *A Gold Status was honoured with priority baggage tags on check-in and boarding, as well as lounge access in Athens. This must be a new measure in place then? With which airline is your *A Gold associated with?
Hi Peter and Yanni.
Air New Zealand - Airpoints
Member since 21 Jan 2016
Total posts 28
Olympic Air is a Star Alliance affiliate carriers, as its parent company Aegean Airlines is a full member.So, Olympic would be honoring Star Alliance frequent flyer membership tiers and points accruals/usage.
Taylor, I will be in Greece in a few weeks time taking a series of internal flights. Will keep you updated on this thread as to when (or when not) my *A Gold Status was recognised
Member since 21 Sep 2011
Total posts 2
Yes, all Greek domestic flights are now Olympic flights wet leasing Aegean aircraft and are no longer on the Star network. Even if you book with A3 flight number, it is still an A3 codeshare and your boarding pass will still show OA flight number. However, some international flights that are operated by Olympic are in fact Aegean wet leasing Olympic aircraft, hence counting as Star flights.
Yanni, Thank you. I was just passing through Athens yesterday and one if the Athens station managers indicateted very strongly that Aegean will leave Star Alliance soon. Unfortunately the Aegean staff have been told to tell other Star Alliance members that it will all be resolved next week and they have been saying this for months rather than saying how it really is.
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Aegean Airlines nolonger recognises Star Alliance Gold within Greece
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