What are the benefits of Star Alliance Gold status when booking award redemption flights?


I get all my points via AMEX BUSINESS PLATINUM CARD, by paying everyday business bills etc, and have seen the rare oppurtunity to obtain KRISFLYER GOLD STATUS, in conjunction with ShangriLa Jade Card, with 3 economy flights on SQ.

My Question is: How is having a loyalty program gold status beneficial when booking award flights on that airline? Has it made redemptions easier and better to obtain?

Thank you.

Quoted from Krisflyer website for Silver benefit.

Priority reservation waitlist

If you’re waitlisted on Singapore Airlines, SilkAir or a Star Alliance airline, you’ll be one of the first to get a seat if someone doesn’t make the flight.

This benefit does not apply to flights where the waitlist is closed.



Gold doesn’t seem to have much benefit for award bookings. You can have a look yourself on website.

Thanks for getting back to me!