Star Alliance plans dedicated security screening queue at Sydney Airport

Star Alliance plans dedicated security screening queue at Sydney Airport

IN BRIEF | Star Alliance Gold members could one day enjoy dedicated priority security screening lanes at Sydney International Airport, and at other airports across the country.

Mark Schwab, CEO of Star Alliance told The Australian that he hopes to have the facility available within two years, giving frequent travellers a fast-track to the gate whenever flying with a Star Alliance carrier.

Ten of Star’s 27 member airlines fly to Australia, including Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Air Canada and United, while Star Alliance Gold status is recognised by every airline in the alliance and already offers perks such as priority check-in, boarding and airport lounge access.

“We want to take the learnings from our Heathrow experience to other ports around the world,” Schwab said.

A number of Australian airports – including Sydney – already offer faster security clearance and immigration processing via the Express Path setup, which is offered to most business and first class passengers and top tier frequent flyers.

Read more: Select security queue plan for Star Alliance gold flyers

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Chris Chamberlin
Chris Chamberlin is a senior journalist with Australian Business Traveller and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a great latte, a theatre ticket and a glass of wine!
 

4 comments

  • studentflyer

    studentflyer

    18 Nov, 2014 07:04 pm

    Isnt that what the express path invites are for?

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  • roby

    roby

    18 Nov, 2014 08:43 pm

    Did you by any chance ask him if they were talking to VA about joining?

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  • Jon W

    Jon W

    19 Nov, 2014 03:53 am

    Hopfully this will wake VA corporate from the misinformed idea that their half-a***d 'custom' alliane doesn't cut the mustard. With Express Path prob doesn't mak much practical difference, but if VA elites can't access bennies every VA partner can use at the VA home airport, they'll have a revolt on their hands.

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  • petrhsr

    petrhsr

    28 Nov, 2014 06:37 pm

    Yeah... They need to stop the cockamamie fiddle-farting and just get their arses into *A without any further delay.

    I'm sure EY will cope.

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