Star Alliance on track for more Gold Track express lanes

By David Flynn , June 30 2015
Star Alliance on track for more Gold Track express lanes

A dozen major airports around the world will gain express security lanes for selected first and business class travellers and top tier frequent flyers by the end of August.

It’s part of the continued roll-out of the Gold Track, the premium passenger channels created by Star Alliance.

“We have Gold Track facilities at two dozen airport already, and another dozen are going to open in the next two months at the major hubs of Star Alliance carriers” says Star Alliance CEO Mark Schwab.

“It’s a good start but with 1,300 airports around the world we have a long way to go.”

Speaking on the sidelines of a half-yearly gathering of Star Alliance airline CEOs in Warsaw last week, Schwab told Australian Business Traveller that there’s now a keener focus than ever on the passenger experience.

“This has always been important to us, but with Star Alliance now 18 years old we have a comprehensive network that covers the entire globe and so our focus shifts to creating more value within this existing network, including ways to enhance the customer experience.” 

Star Alliance will next month add Avianca Brazil to that network, helping to fill a hole created in the South American market when Brazil's TAM merged with Chilean airline LAN to create LATAM, and left Star Alliance for Oneworld.

Also read: Star Alliance cool on creating new Platinum status tier

David Flynn travelled to Warsaw as a guest of Star Alliance.

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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.

Air New Zealand - Airpoints

04 Sep 2012

Total posts 136

They need this at Auckland Domestic ... the security line can be long and slow at peak hours.

NZ Elite

03 Jul 2014

Total posts 108

Yes yes yes please. With so many scanners they certainly have space for a dedicated *G lane or two.

United Airlines - Mileage Plus

12 Sep 2011

Total posts 116

Wil lthis be  betetr than TSA Precheck at SFO LAX JFK?

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

21 Aug 2014

Total posts 513

Anything is better than American (with some exceptions) :)

United Airlines - Mileage Plus

12 Sep 2011

Total posts 116

i loveTSA Precheck even for international flights  from LAX and SF to Australia

Air New Zealand - NZ*E

17 May 2015

Total posts 94

While I agree with Koru17 this would be great for Auckland Domestic - however, I expect we would see this in the international terminal first. But we shouldn't hold our breath!!

Air New Zealand - Airpoints

04 Sep 2012

Total posts 136

The International terminal already has NZ's own customs line up the elevator. EK, QF and SQ  J,F and Elites use the Customs Pre-Clearance desk on check-in, and can therefore bypass the usual procedures upstairs.

But yes, I'd imagine one will go to the International terminal first.

A gold track at Christchurch would be appreciated as well... wishful thinking though!

Air China - Phoenix Miles

05 Jun 2015

Total posts 11

which airports, any idea?


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