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...]
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.
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...]
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...]
You may be aware of the Oneworld Explorer round-the-world fares that allow you to circle the globe on Oneworld airlines. But did you know that several Oneworld airlines, including Finnair, sell mini round-the-world tickets for just a fraction of the price? The Finnair round-the-world fare Finnair sells a round-the-world product that allows you to travel to Europe via Asia, … [Read more...]
On 1 February 1999, five airlines created the Oneworld alliance. At the time, the new alliance promised to "make it as easy as possible for passengers to connect between one another's flights, effectively creating a worldwide route network that will make global travel more convenient for consumers". Twenty years on, four of Oneworld's founding members - Qantas, British Airways, … [Read more...]