Adria Airways, a Star Alliance member airline based in Slovenia, has filed for bankruptcy. As a result, all Adria Airways flights are cancelled and the airline has ceased operating. While sad news, the bankruptcy of Adria Airways does not come as a surprise. The company has been in financial difficulty for some time, and from Monday 23 September 2019 had already suspended … [Read more...]
The Star Alliance is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. In this category we provide tips, tricks and chat about the Star Alliance.
Unlike buying Qantas frequent flyer points, some Star Alliance programs such as LifeMiles actively sell their points by offering discounts and other promotions.
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...]
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...]
Looking for a way to fly to China in style? There is currently tons of Air China First Class award availability between Sydney and Beijing, with up to 4 First Class seats available for redemption on many dates. Air China flies daily from Sydney to Beijing. It currently serves this route using an Airbus A330 with Economy and Business Class. But during January and February … [Read more...]