Star Alliance now has a new way for its top flyers to spend less time in airport queues and more time relaxing in the lounge.
Called Gold Track, it's a priority lane at the airport's security checkpoint and is available to all first class and business class passengers, along with Gold-grade frequent flyers on any Star Alliance member airline (yes, even if you're actually booked in economy).
That roster name-checks Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, Swiss, Thai and United Airlines, among others.
The fast-track scheme is currently offered at only 21 airports, mainly in the USA and Europe, at the home ports and major hubs of Star Alliance members – including Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Los Angeles, New York's JFK, Chicago and Tokyo Narita.
(Click here to see the full list.)
The program is similar to the Sky Priority 'exclusive expedited security lines' available at selected airports for members airlines of the SkyTeam alliance.
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