If you’re an Amex Platinum cardmember, or a frequent hotel guest – we’ve got great news. You can turn either of these gems into a fabulous frequent flyer status, offering lounge access on all flights, priority boarding, fee waivers and upgrades – for an entire year. We’re talking about Star Alliance Gold status with one of the alliance’s best airlines, thanks to a great tip from AusBT.

Who

Amex Platinum cardmembers in most countries and guests with elite hotel status can take advantage of an incredible fast track to top tier benefits with Singapore Airlines, and all it’s Star Alliance partners every time they fly. Air Canada, ANA, United, Swiss and Thai are just a few Star Alliance members. If you don’t have Amex Platinum or elite hotel status, you can earn the status following these tips.

What

Shangri La Golden Circle Jade status offers a fast track to Singapore and Star Alliance Gold status. If you currently have an Amex Platinum card issued in most countries, or elite hotel guest status with Shangri La or another chain – you can enjoy a status offer to Shangri La Golden Circle Jade elite guest status.

When

Do this now. Amex Platinum cardmembers need to call the number on the back of your card, or login online for complimentary Golden Circle Jade membership. If you’re an elite hotel guest with another hotel chain, emailΒ golden.circle@shangri-la.com to politely request a match to their Golden Circle Jade Tier, by sending a copy of your elite status card. If you have Shangri La Status, you’re good to go.

How

Shangri La and Singapore Airlines have a lucrative benefits share partnership, which we’ve covered previously. Once a Jade member with Shangri La, guests can enroll for a Singapore Airlines fast track – requiring just three paid flights on Singapore or SilkAir – anywhere. That’s just three flight segments for gold status!

Why

Both statuses are fantastic. But Star Alliance Gold status is incredibly valuable. Singapore Airlines offers additional benefits to it’s Gold members, making this a superb deal. It’s not hard to extract more than $2000 in benefits and fee waivers in a year with this status, thanks to extra checked bags, fast tracks, lounge access, priority boarding, upgrades and so much more. Enjoy it.

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