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.

Will IAG get a 50% discount on its purchase of Air Europa?

Last year, IAG, the parent company of British Airways, announced its intention to acquire Air Europa for €1bn. This was to include Air Europa resigning from the SkyTeam alliance and adopting Avios. Air Europa is the 3rd biggest airline in Spain.  The acquisition, according to […]

News: Delta restarts Heathrow flights to the US, KLM launches Loganair codeshare flights from Scotland

News in brief: Delta restarts US flights with a Detroit service Delta Air Lines is restarting flights from London Heathrow this weekend. The first destination is not its hub of Atlanta but Detroit.  There will be three services per week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. […]

Why the only thing better than transferable points is INSTANTLY transferable points

Over the past few days I’ve been updating a few introductory articles to miles and points, in recognition of the fact that we get a lot of new readers in January as people start to look at planning their Summer travel. Today I want to […]

How to get SkyTeam Elite status with one Vietnam Airlines flight

If you enjoyed our recent reviews of Vietnam Airlines, this offer may be of interest. The Vietnam Airlines frequent flyer program, Lotus Miles, has a new promotion to earn instant status.  You can get SkyTeam Elite in two ways: Lotus Miles Gold with a business […]

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 […]

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 […]

Review: 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 […]

Review: Vietnam Airlines Premium Economy flight 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 […]

Review: Vietnam Airlines Premium Economy flight 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 flight 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 business class – see what you get from a £4 taxes ‘US to Europe’ Virgin Flying Club 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 Class 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 […]

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