Less benefits for SAS gold

From July 6 until August 31 SAS will not be guarantee their gold-members the guaranteed seat benefits.

SAS: “This summer, many of our flights are already fully booked. To provide the best service possible to our travelers, we’ve made some temporary adjustments to our guaranteed seat benefit. Unfortunately, for you as a Gold member, this means that from 6 July to 31 August, we won’t be able to guarantee you seats on fully booked flights within Scandinavia or Europe. To enjoy the best experience possible, we’d like to encourage you to book as early as you can. And do visit our website often to see all the latest news and offers. “

In its 20th Anniversary year, Star Alliance has claimed the Best Airline Alliance title at the Skytrax World Airline Awards for the second year running. The Alliance’s prestigious Los Angeles Lounge also received the Best Airline Alliance Lounge Award for the third year in row.

Accepting the award at the Paris – Le Bourget Air Show, Jeffrey Goh, CEO Star Alliance said: “This is an important accolade to receive in our 20th Anniversary year. It once again shows that our investment into a modern IT infrastructure is paying off, enabling the more than 440,000 member airline employees to provide customers with an even better Alliance travel experience. Our IT hubs are the foundation which will allow us to use digital technology to offer a more individual and a better Alliance travel experience going forward.”

Star Alliance was the first airline alliance to receive the Best Alliance Award from Skytrax when the category was first introduced in 2005 and has since held the award eight times.

The World Airline Awards are managed by international air transport rating organisation, Skytrax Research of London, UK. The latest survey was conducted between August 2016 and May 2017, attracting 19.87 million eligible entries with participants from 105 nationalities. The survey covered over 325 airlines, from largest international airlines to smaller domestic carriers, measuring quality standards for 41 Key Performance Indicators across front-line product and service factors in the airport and on-board environments.