If you want to fly with the SkyTeam alliance, but aren’t flying to or from a member airline's hub airport, it can be worth looking for SkyTeam fifth-freedom routes. These are tag flights that neither start nor end in the operating carrier's home country. 11 of the 19 SkyTeam member airlines operate 34 fifth-freedom flights all around the world. This creates more … [Read more...]
Global Airline Alliances
Global Airline Alliances is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. In this category we provide tips, tricks and chat about oneworld, Star Alliance and the Skyteam alliances. For example, if you already have Qantas Platinum status you can take advantage reciprocal benefits when flying on any oneworld partner airline.
If you want to fly with a Star Alliance airline, but aren’t flying to or from a member carrier's hub airport, it can be worth looking for Star Alliance fifth-freedom routes. These are tag flights that neither start or end in the carrier's own country, and they can be a great way to fly! 18 of the 27 Star Alliance member airlines operate 62 fifth-freedom flights all around … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]