The Guide to Star Alliance Gold

When airline travelers think about elite status, most focus on the loyalty programs offered by their favorite airline. While these airline perks can be valuable, alliance benefits enhance your flight experience when flying with partner airlines.

Here’s everything you need to know about Star Alliance Gold benefits.

Travelers who’ve earned Star Alliance Gold elite status enjoy numerous benefits when flying partner airlines. These benefits are in addition to the perks you get based on your elite status with the airline. Here are the best perks available when you fly Star Alliance Gold on United and other member airlines.

Priority airport check-in. Look for the Star Alliance Gold sign to skip the lines and check in quicker, where available.

Priority baggage handling. Your bags receive priority handling, so they’re among the first on and off the plane. This minimizes your wait at the airport when you land.

Airport lounge access. Escape the crowds with complimentary entry for you and one…

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This article was written by Lee Huffman and originally published on