For some airlines status is extremely exclusive and they only give specific benefits to top-tier elite members like Air France releasing first class awards, on the other hand there are airlines that don’t really care too much about exclusivity and how many members are in the program.
Avianca Lifemiles is an absolutely brilliant program, especially for redemption tickets. One unique aspect of their program that is very interesting is their ability to sell status. Yes, sell status pretty cool right?
Some airlines will sometimes offer a status match or challenge but the ability to buy status without flying is pretty unique.
The link for the page is here: Buy Star Alliance Status
As you can see from the picture above Avianca will sell either Silver status equalling Star Alliance Silver or Gold status equalling Star Alliance Gold.
Prices for status in AUD: (As of August 19)
As you can see Star Alliance silver has minimal benefits. I would definitely choose the gold status.
This is a fantastic way to get star alliance status very quickly. This is a great way for time limited travellers who don’t want to do a mileage run but just want the benefits right away.