Guangzhou-based China Southern will exit the SkyTeam alliance from next year. The airline announced last Thursday that it will not renew its SkyTeam membership from 1 January 2019. The move has fuelled speculation that China Southern could join Qantas in the Oneworld alliance. For most Australians, China Southern leaving SkyTeam is no great loss. Very few Australian frequent … [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.
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...]
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...]
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...]