The five easiest ways to obtain Star Alliance Gold Status

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Obtaining Gold Status with Star Alliance is a goal for many frequent flyers. It’s popularity mainly arises from the fact that the elite status comes with free lounge access – worldwide and including every lounge operated by the alliance. While some programs, like Lufthansa’s `Miles &More´ set the bar pretty high once it comes to reaching the popular gold card, other airlines offer simpler ways. Below we will give you an overview of the five easiest options that are out there.

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What to pack in your hand luggage – Rules and regulations

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It’s true, carry-on luggage used to be less restricted. But ever since the 9/11 terrorist attacks the rules for what’s allowed in your hand luggage and what not became more rigorous.

Especially people that do not travel that much might often ask themselves: what am I allowed to pack in my hand luggage and what should stay at home or at least go into the checked suitcase?

All these regulations can be found at the airport, on the airline’s website or by checking with your country’s federal police. But this might be an annoying task or – if you wait to get the information at the airport – too late to be useful. So, here’s an attempt to provide you with all the necessary information regarding carry-on luggage:

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