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Award Redemption How can I redeem miles from Aegean Airlines Miles+Bonus with other Star Alliance partners?

Discussion in 'questions. answers. conversations.' started by David in STL, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. David in STL

    David in STL Reader

    Do you know I can redeem Aegean Airlines Miles+Bonus miles with other Star Alliance airlines? My husband and I both have Miles+Bonus Gold status, however with the recent change in the program we did not accrue enough miles this year to keep our status with Aegean; we have done a status match with Turkish to maintain Gold status. So how can we use the miles in our respective accounts to book a trip? Do we have to deal directly with Aegean or can we look for award travel on a partner airline and book with them?

    Thanks for your help!
     
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  2. Tiffany

    Tiffany One Mile At A Time

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    You can find saver award space for any Star Alliance Airline using the Aeroplan, ANA, or United sites, and then call Aegean to book.
     
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    Is it just me or did Aegean just become one of the more lucrative Star Alliance redemptions with SPG transfers? 60,000 miles one way, Lufthansa First, North America to Europe?
     
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  4. Tiffany

    Tiffany One Mile At A Time

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    @Chris -- I guess it depends? Aeroplan would charge 10k more miles under the new chart, which isn't a small amount, but:
    • The Aeroplan program is well-known
    • You can book partner awards online with Aeroplan, but not Aegean
    • Aegean only allows one connection in each direction, and doesn't allow stopovers
    • Aegean charges a 20 Euro booking fee (though their cancelation and change fees are also lower)
    So will be great for some, certainly, but there are big caveats to the Aegean program
     
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