This morning I received an email from Singapore Airlines that contained both great and not-so-great news. The great news is that they state that as of December 7, 2017, you will be able to redeem miles for Star Alliance and other partner...Show More Summary
Singapore Airlines is making changes to its Singapore Airlines award chart, increasing the price mostly of premium cabin international awards. They're also introducing online booking of partner awards and a $25 telephone booking fee for awards that can be booked online. Continue reading Singapore Airlines Devalues its Star Alliance Award Chart December 7th...
This March Singapore KrisFlyer had an award chart devaluation. This devaluation only impacted travel on Singapore Airlines, and not travel on partner airlines. Specifically, KrisFlyer increased the number of miles required for many award tickets, though in the process they also eliminated the carrier imposed surcharges on those award tickets. Show More Summary
I've always liked Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles because they've been the most generous Star Allinace program over time offer status matches and the status lasts up to two years. In addition their award chart is downright cheap forShow More Summary
United passt MileagePlus an. Neben einigen Veränderungen bei United Meileneinlösungen selbst wird auch die Star Alliance Award Chart Tabelle überarbeitet und ein Sweet Spot geschlossen...
I used to pay a lot of attention to Star Alliance member Aegean, the little Greek airline that could. That's because I got a status match to Gold status from them back when British Airways bought british midland and they were matching...Show More Summary
ANA Mileage Club used to be a key program for those interested in booking Star Alliance awards. That was partly because of an inexpensive distance-based award chart. and partly because of a very accurate search tool. These changed in...Show More Summary
Avianca's LifeMiles program is one of the most popular for Star Alliance premium cabin redemptions, given that they frequently sell miles at a discount. LifeMiles sent out an email today with the subject line "Changes in Avianca’s redemption...Show More Summary
LifeMiles is the single most active Star Alliance frequent flyer program when it comes to selling points at a discount. They seem to have a bonus on purchased or transferred miles more often than not, and that leads to some great opportunities...Show More Summary
Eventually in the miles and points game you need to look beyond the borders of the US based programs if you want to learn how to really maximize your miles. This is true even if you reside and primarily travel within the United States. ...Show More Summary
ANA is making changes to its award chart effective October 15. Historically ANA has given reasonable notice of award chart changes, so this surprises me to see. This is especially relevant because ANA is a Star Alliance partner, andShow More Summary
Star Alliance member Copa Airlines is breaking away from United's MileagePlus and starting their own ConnectMiles program. They've promised that 'one mile flown earns one mile'. How are they keeping their promises, and what does their award chart look like? Continue reading New Star Alliance Frequent Flyer Program Releases its Partner Earning and Award Charts...
As of this weekend, Japanese airline ANA has a new award chart. Along with that, they've apparently refreshed their website and heretofore fabulous Star Alliance award search tool. And goodness gracious it's terrible. For starters, actually getting to the award search tool is problematic. Show More Summary
ANA, part of Star Alliance, is moving from a distance-based award chart to a zone-based one. For our purposes, this was supposed to be a positive change. Distance-based award charts generally are not particularly great for long-distance itineraries, or ones with multiple connections (see this post on the recent British Airways Devaluation). Zone-based ones allow [...]Show More Summary
One of the awesome things about US Airways' transition from Star Alliance to oneworld is that it's now possible to redeem British Airways Avios for travel on US Airways. British Airways has a distance based award chart, making it incredibly...Show More Summary
Yesterday commenter TJ flagged that ANA is introducing a new zone-based award chart effective April 12. The only problem is that I haven’t found an English-version of the announcement, and have been on travel and time-constrained. We...Show More Summary
Since joining the Star Alliance a bit over two years ago, Avianca's LifeMiles program has proven to be one of the more useful programs for premium cabin Star Alliance redemptions. They had a rough time at first, as they made a few award...Show More Summary
Since Avianca’s LifeMiles joined Star Alliance, it has been one of the most lucrative frequent flyer programs in the world. They’ve announced a new award chart starting October 15th, and have now released the details of the chart. Are...Show More Summary
Yesterday I posted about the changes that Avianca announced to their LifeMiles program, for bookings made starting October 15, 2014. As much as I hate devaluations, I have to give LifeMiles credit for at least giving ample notice of the changes. Show More Summary
No one sells miles as aggressively these days as Avianca’s Lifemiles, a member of Star Alliance and a program that has been strategically very useful. I’ve viewed the program as the most generous in the Star Alliance because: No fuel...Show More Summary