Dan has posted about changes to Aegean's Gold status once it combines with Olympic Airlines, with the elite program reported as being severely downgraded in the coming months.
The Aegean program has been an easy way to get Star Alliance gold status in recent years. In the future you will need to re-qualify for gold status every year (instead of attaining gold status and only having to take one Star Alliance flight every 3 years to keep it).
Aegean Star Alliance gold status also meant free access for you and a guest in domestic United lounges – something that would definitely be missed.
DansDeals reader SPLP gave us the heads-up and Dan will be updating the post when more information has been gathered.
Another DansDeals reader, BB, has recommended immediately applying to Turkish Airlines to match your Gold status: