The Delta Status Match Challenge offers a little-known shortcut to elite status on Delta Air Lines. These status benefits extend to Delta's partner airlines, including all SkyTeam alliance carriers and our very own Virgin Australia! If you already have elite status with an airline outside of the SkyTeam alliance, such as Qantas, you may be eligible for 3 months of … [Read more...]
Global Airline Alliances
If you want to dive a bit deeper into Global Airline Alliances you should definitely read our guide on How to find Oneworld, Star Alliance & SkyTeam Award Availability.
For the first time in a long time, long-haul Lufthansa Business class award seats are now available to members of other Star Alliance partner airlines up to a year in advance! Based in Germany, Star Alliance member Lufthansa has a 5-star Skytrax rating and offers an excellent Business and First class product on its flights out of Frankfurt and Munich. This latest development … [Read more...]
Royal Jordanian Airlines may not be the first airline you think of when planning a trip to Europe. But the Oneworld airline and Qantas partner operates flights between Asia and 18 European destinations via its hub in Amman, Jordan. This is good to know because Royal Jordanian has excellent award availability in both Economy and Business class. Royal Jordanian flies daily … [Read more...]
Would you like to enjoy the benefits of Star Alliance status for free? United Airlines, a member of Star Alliance, offers a complimentary status match "challenge" to frequent flyers of other airlines. It takes just a few minutes to request a United Status Match Challenge online. Once approved, you'll be able to enjoy the benefits of Star Alliance status for 90 days. The … [Read more...]
You may be aware of the Oneworld Explorer round-the-world fares that allow you to circle the globe on Oneworld airlines. But did you know that several Oneworld airlines, including Finnair, sell mini round-the-world tickets for just a fraction of the price? Finnair sells a round-the-world product that allows you to travel to Europe via Asia, returning via North America with … [Read more...]