If you want to fly with a Oneworld airline, but aren't flying to or from a Oneworld hub airport, it can be worth looking for Oneworld fifth-freedom routes. Seven of the Oneworld member airlines operate 22 fifth-freedom flights all around the world. This creates more opportunities for passengers booking a Oneworld Explorer round-the-world ticket, redeeming points for a … [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.
Did you know that Turkish Airlines offers a shortcut to Star Alliance Gold status? If you already hold status with another airline, you can get four months of Star Alliance status for free thanks to the Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles status match! You also have the opportunity to extend your Star Alliance status to a year by taking just one Turkish Airlines international … [Read more...]
Star Alliance Gold status is handy to have when flying with any of the 28 Star Alliance airlines including Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand, ANA, Thai Airways and Air Canada. But which is the best frequent flyer program for earning Star Alliance status? This guide analyses the 9 Star Alliance frequent flyer programs that are of most interest to Australians. It explains … [Read more...]
Many Australians have status with Qantas or Virgin Australia. But very few Australians are even members of a SkyTeam frequent flyer program - let alone have SkyTeam status. The good news is that earning SkyTeam status is not that difficult. And holding SkyTeam Elite Plus status can be very handy if you ever fly with SkyTeam airlines such as Delta, Garuda Indonesia, Vietnam … [Read more...]
Japan Airlines has added a handy feature for finding Oneworld award availability to its website. The JAL website now displays award availability for all 13 Oneworld member airlines, including Qantas and Cathay Pacific. And you can now search for availability across all Oneworld airlines in a single search. Previously, it was only possible to search for award availability on one … [Read more...]