SkyTeam alliance partners

The SkyTeam alliance is a group of major airlines which includes Delta, Air France, KLM, Alitalia and others. You can earn and redeem miles with any of these airlines for flights on any airline in the alliance. The official SkyTeam website is here. These articles cover airlines which do not have their own Head for Points category.

Bits: the missing No 1 Lounges code, IHG 25% discount sale, get Vietnam Airlines status with one flight

News in brief: That missing No 1 Lounges discount code ….. Yesterday we ran an article on a new promotion from No 1 Lounges, offering up to 30% discount. We messed it up.  We thought that the discount code was automatically applied when you went […]

HFP in Vietnam: Review of Vietnam Airlines business class from Ho Chi Minh City to London (Part 1)

This is our review of Vietnam Airlines business class from Ho Chi Minh City to London. It is the final part of this series on Vietnam. You can read my earlier reviews of premium economy on Vietnam Airlines, the Hilton Hanoi Opera, a Halong Bay […]

HFP in Vietnam: Review of Vietnam Airlines business class from Ho Chi Minh City to London (Part 2)

This is Part 2 our review of Vietnam Airlines business class from Ho Chi Minh City to London. Part 1 of our Vietnam Airlines business class review is here. Sleeping Whilst the seat is okay to sit in, the lack of decent padding is noticeable […]

HFP in Vietnam: the Vietnam Airlines Lotus Lounge at Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh)

This is our review of the Vietnam Airlines Lotus Lounge at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City. It is the penultimate part to this series on Vietnam, with only the Vietnam Airlines business class review to follow (click here for that). […]

Virgin Atlantic to launch a Chinese joint venture with China Eastern

Virgin Atlantic announced yesterday that its Heathrow to Shanghai service is to be folded into the revenue-sharing joint venture arrangement between Air France KLM and China Eastern. In practical terms, this means: The Virgin Atlantic Shanghai service will continue as usual (it has just celebrated […]

HFP in Vietnam: Review of Vietnam Airlines Premium Economy from London to Hanoi (Part 1)

This is our review of Vietnam Airlines Premium Economy on a Boeing 787-9 from London Heathrow to Hanoi. This is the first part of a new HFP series on Vietnam.  You can read more about my trip in Vietnam, including reviews of business class on […]

HFP in Vietnam: Review of Vietnam Airlines Premium Economy from London to Hanoi (Part 2)

This is part two of our review of Vietnam Airlines Premium Economy on a Boeing 787-9 from London Heathrow to Hanoi. Part one, which looks at the Vietnam Airlines premium economy seat, can be found here. This second part looks at the food and in-flight […]

Virgin Atlantic and Delta changing US services from Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester

Virgin Atlantic and Delta have just announced a raft of scheduling changes that will increase the frequency of flights between the UK, including from Manchester, and the USA These changes are unrelated to the joint venture filed between Delta, Virgin Atlantic, KLM and Air France, […]

48 HOUR COMPETITION: Win a £150 London restaurant voucher with Vietnam Airlines

Over the weekend we are running an exclusive competition with Vietnam Airlines to celebrate their fourth year of winning a Skytrax ‘4 star airline’ award. Vietnam Airlines is the flag carrier of Vietnam and has a very young fleet averaging just 6.9 years old. It […]

My review of Delta One – see what you get from a £4 ‘US to Europe’ Virgin redemption

This is my review of the Delta One business class service between London Heathrow and Atlanta. Last week we ran an article showing how you can redeem Virgin Flying Club miles for Delta’s Business Class service and pay just £4 in taxes and charges. As […]

How to use Virgin Atlantic miles to fly USA-Europe in Business for just £4 of tax!

On Saturday we covered the slightly shocking news that Virgin Atlantic has hiked the taxes and charges on Virgin Flying Club miles redemptions to the United States in Upper Class to £764 return. The good news is that this only applies to US routes.  The […]

Virgin and Delta add new Gatwick to Boston and New York JFK services to stifle JetBlue

Virgin Atlantic sent out a very weird press release on Thursday. It announced that Virgin Atlantic and its joint venture partner – and major shareholder – Delta are launching new services from London Gatwick to Boston and New York JFK in 2020. This is what the […]

Excellent business class deal to Asia using Etihad miles on Czech Airlines

Etihad Guest, the frequent flyer programme of Etihad Airways, has a rather eclectic mix of airline partners on which you can redeem your miles. I wrote about these partners here.  At the time, the sweet spot was a 36,000 miles business class return trip on […]

Excellent Alitalia business class deals from London inc Mauritius £1274, Tokyo £1329, Buenos Aires £1229

Alitalia is running a special 20% discount code on flights from London this weekend. Added to their existing special deals, you end up with some very attractive looking prices. Take a look at this, for example.  London to Mauritius in March for £1,274 return in […]

Review of the impressive new Air France lounge at Terminal 2E (L gates) at Paris Charles de Gaulle

This is my review of the Air France lounge at Terminal 2E (L gates) at Paris Charles de Gaulle.  This lounge opened last year and is impressive. This is the third part of my review of an Air France business class flight from London Heathrow to […]

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