Airline Alliances

Airlines have increasingly been grouping up into three global alliances:  Star Alliance, OneWorld, and SkyTeam. These alliances allow airlines to share their route networks, award redemptions, and partial elite status recognition. For example, United is a Star Alliance member so you can redeem United miles for an award flight on any partner airline worldwide, which makes those miles way more valuable! Alliances are also good for earning power–you can earn United miles on most Star Alliance partner flights.

Here are the alliances and a full list of their member airlines: (in alphabetical order):

Star Alliance: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, AviancaTACA Airlines, Blue1, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAM Airlines, TAP Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United, US Airways

OneWorld: airberlin, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN, Mexicana, Qantas, Royal Jordanian, and S7 Airlines.

SkyTeam: Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM, Vietnam Airlines


2 thoughts on “Airline Alliances

  1. I am a rookie at this, but I have been amazed and impressed at how convenient it is to use alliance partners to fly around the world. I have used American points to fly to Europe on Air Berlin, and USAir points to fly on United and Ethiopian airlines to Africa. Possibilities seem endless, particularly if you collect airline miles cards regularly.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s