A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that Aegean Airlines and their fare sales will become more relevant going forward since it will remain the easiest way to receive star alliance gold (if you take 4 Aegean Airline flights and credit 12,000 miles per year to retain it). Here is a fare sale that could work well for anyone traveling in Europe over the next several months and it covers every international destination served by Aegean – the fact that the time period is during the off-peak season only makes it better!
This fare sale is valid for bookings made by October 24. The fare sale encompasses all the international destinations served by Aegean, which is mostly Europe but they do have flights to Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv as well. The discount is 25% and is valid for travel from November 11 – December 18.
While that is not a huge time span, a few weeks of that comes after the new Miles&Bonus program kicks into gear. So, this gives some cheap ways to knock off the requirement of 4 Aegean flights to help you retain your Star Alliance Gold easily. Plus, you should be able to upgrade these flights to business class with the new upgrades they will be giving to Gold members. Granted, inter-European business class is nothing too special, but it does allow for quicker disembarkation at airports where you driven to the terminal – at least for me that is a big benefit! 🙂
To access these fares, you can go right to this website to book (make sure you use a credit card with no foreign transaction fees).
If you already have Star Alliance status (even better, if you have it with Aegean), this offers some very decent fares to bounce around Europe a bit around the holidays. Sure, you can take a low cost carrier, but many of them ring in around the same price. If you have status with Aegean, you do get a free bag and lounge access and priority boarding while that will not happen with something like Ryanair.