If you're an Australian-based frequent flyer, you're probably a member of Qantas Frequent Flyer and Virgin Australia Velocity. You might even be a member of a Star Alliance frequent flyer program, such as Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer or Air New Zealand Airpoints. But most Australians completely overlook SkyTeam airlines and their frequent flyer programs. SkyTeam is the … [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.
Fiji Airways has become the first Oneworld Connect member. Oneworld Connect is a new concept introduced this week by the Oneworld alliance, which consists of 13 global airlines including Qantas, American Airlines and Malaysia Airlines. Oneworld Connect airlines will offer some, but not all standard benefits to frequent flyers of Oneworld airlines. This new membership … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]