Miles+Bonus is Aegean Airlines‘ frequent flyer program – and one of the most attractive programs to get the coveted Star Alliance Gold status. Now the program has a significant increase in status thresholds. And at first glance, it’s tough: It’s going to be up to 192% (!) more difficult than before to keep gold status.
However, this only affects those who do not fly at least four times a year with Aegean or Olympic. So if you fly to Greece once or twice a year anyway, nothing changes.
New Status Thresholds from June 1, 2023
The latest changes are already communicated on the website. You can either find them in this overview article or on the subpage for Gold or Silver status.
We have summarized all changes in the following table:
|Status||Threshold until May 31, 2023||Threshold from June 01, 2023|
|Blue → Silver||2 flights with Aegean + 12,000 miles|
|2 flights with Aegean + 12,000 miles|
|Requalification Silver||2 flights with Aegean + 8,000 miles|
|2 flights with Aegean + 8,000 miles|
|Silver → Gold||4 flights with Aegean + 24,000 miles|
|4 flights with Aegean + 24,000 miles|
|Requalification Gold||4 flights with Aegean + 12,000 miles|
|4 flights with Aegean + 12,000 miles|
Up until now, it has been extremely easy to maintain Gold status with Miles+Bonus. All it took was four segments on Aegean or Olympic Air along with 12,000 miles on any Star Alliance flight – or 24,000 miles regardless of which airline you fly with. The latter hurdle has now been raised from 24,000 to 70,000 miles – a very drastic step.
The program suddenly becomes unattractive to anyone who is not willing to fly Aegean at least four times a year. This is definitely bad news, but not a clear deal-breaker.
To give you an example, a round trip such as Munich – Thessaloniki – Rome for less than €200 is enough to get the necessary segments in and a return flight in Lufthansa’s premium economy is sufficient for the remaining 12,000 miles.
Source: Running with Miles
A3 is ok in the air esp in C.
Their hotline for GOLD used to be great. Very friendly and helpful. Unfortunately for some time they have become next to useless.
Latest mess: any family member over the age of 12 (yes twelve) must authorise all changes to their Miles account. Yes sir after school please ask your child to call us to use the upgrade coupon.