Singapore Airlines, Aegean Airlines and United all have excellent Star Alliance frequent flyer programs. As a result, these airlines rightfully receive plenty of attention. But, bizarrely, one of the very best value Star Alliance frequent flyer programs is virtually unknown in Australia! In our view, Asiana Club is the most undervalued Star Alliance frequent flyer program. … [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 the Oneworld alliance offers a special round-the-world airfare? The Oneworld Explorer fare can be used to travel on all Oneworld airlines, including Qantas, with up to 15 stopovers anywhere in the world. This can be very good value if you maximise the inclusions, and it's also relatively flexible. Plus, you can easily earn Qantas Platinum status with a … [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...]
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...]
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...]