Star Alliance Gold Track lets you speed through airport security

By David Flynn, May 6 2015
Star Alliance Gold Track lets you speed through airport security

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.

Also read:  How to get a free Star Alliance Gold frequent flyer status match

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David Flynn is the Editor-in-Chief of Executive Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.

12 Jun 2013

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Mostly just a rebranding of what already exists, surely? 

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

23 Oct 2013

Total posts 700

You are 100% right

None of these priority lanes are new its just a new branding

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

03 Dec 2013

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When will they develop a prioirty exit off the plane.... "Sir, you bags have been collected off the carousl, the inane arrival card pre-filled & petulent customs agents are bypased."




12 Jun 2013

Total posts 735

I thought you could already get this if you were willing to pay sufficiently. I've definitely seen Menzies Aviation personnel giving a personal escort upon arrival to certain selected F pax arriving on SQ at Sydney. Not sure who you have to be to get it though.

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