A few years ago, Aegean Airlines, a small Athens-based airline and a member of the Star Alliance, used to be the easiest airline to achieve Star Alliance Gold status. It required just 20,000 miles in one year on any Star Alliance partner to earn Star Alliance Gold status. A lot of people used this to earn the status this way, even though most, if not all, of their flying was with an airline other than Aegean Airlines. They then revised their eligibility requirements, requiring either 12,000 miles per year with four flights being on Aegean Airlines, or 24,000 miles per year, regardless of what Star Alliance carrier you are flying with.
Asiana is expecting to take delivery of its A350 soon (within April) and oh, wow, do they look beautiful. The A350 is a beautiful plane and the Asiana livery is stunning. Put them together and you have one incredible looking plane. These planes will initially be operating short-haul routes to Hong Kong and Manila, starting Read more about The New Asiana A350 Is Beatiful[…]