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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.

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 […]

Review of the SkyTeam (and Priority Pass) lounge in Heathrow Terminal 4

This is my review of the SkyTeam lounge at London Heathrow Terminal 4. This is part of our series of reviews of airport lounges across the UK.  You see all of the reviews here. It is over four years since I last reviewed the SkyTeam […]

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

One of the key ideas I push on Head for Points is that transferable, or convertible, points are better than non-transferable points. The best way to explain this is via American Express Membership Rewards points, earned from Amex Gold, Amex Platinum and the Amex Rewards […]

Garuda launching direct flights from Heathrow to Bali

Garuda Indonesia is changing its Heathrow to Jakarta service in late January to include a stop in Bali. This is good news for anyone considering a trip to Bali, but bad news for anyone who has already booked a flight to Jakarta and who will […]

China Southern to leave SkyTeam – and rumoured to be joining oneworld

China Southern announced yesterday that it is leaving the SkyTeam airline alliance.  It will not renew its existing contract on 1st January and the airline will slowly unwind its position during 2019. There is a belief in the industry that China Southern will switch to […]

Delta adds Edinburgh to Boston – an interesting new Virgin Atlantic redemption

Delta Air Lines, Virgin Atlantic’s 49% shareholder, is adding a new UK route for Summer 2019. From 23rd May, it will fly daily from Edinburgh to Boston. The service will use a Boeing 757 and depart Edinburgh at 10.55, landing at 13.02.  The return leaves […]

Hertz to become the first non-airline member of SkyTeam

This is, I think, a world exclusive! I was with Caroline Simmerman, the Hertz Europe partnerships director, at a reception in Amsterdam last night and she told our group that Hertz has just agreed a deal to become the first ‘non-airline member’ of the SkyTeam […]

Delta increases Heathrow services on two niche routes

Delta Air Lines has announced plans to increase service on two of its US routes. The Heathrow to Portland route will increase from 4 times weekly to daily and the Detroit route will increase from daily to twice daily. Launching on 10th May 2019, both […]

Garuda Indonesia selling £1850 Sydney and Perth fares from London

Garuda Indonesia is currently selling an excellent £1850 Business Class deal from London Heathrow to Australia (Sydney or Perth) for January to July 2019. The earliest travel date I can find outbound is Friday 11th January so, whilst good for a Winter break, isn’t any use […]

Etihad partners with Air Europa, opening up SkyTeam opportunities

Etihad and Air Europa announced a new frequent flyer partnership yesterday.   Whilst you might not know Air Europa, it is a Spanish-based airline which is part of the huge SkyTeam alliance, flying domestically and to Latin America and the Caribbean.  From the UK, it flies […]

Air France and KLM launch strong Business Class sale from the UK

Air France (via Paris) and KLM (via Amsterdam) have jointly launched a good UK sale.  Deals are available across Economy, Premium Economy (Air France) and Business Class – I am just focusing on the latter here. Details are here on the KLM site and here […]

Air Europa is to launch an Iguazu service in 2019

Air Europa is to launch an Iguazu service in 2019. Iguazu in Argentina has always attracted tourists looking for something off the beaten track, primarily due to the amazing Iguazu Falls, the largest waterfalls in the world. From June 2019, Air Europa will become the […]

Garuda Indonesia suspends London Heathrow service

Garuda is suspending its Heathrow to Jakarta service on 28th October. Passengers will be re-routed via Amsterdam, which is their other European route, on fellow SkyTeam member KLM. No official announcement has been made but the schedule has been amended on the airline website. There […]

How to earn SPG or Marriott points when you fly Delta, Emirates and China Eastern

One thing that is going to be lost when the merger of Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest completes is the ability to earn Starwood Preferred Guest hotel points when you fly three airlines. This is an underappreciated benefit of Starwood Preferred Guest.  Unfortunately, as […]

You can join the ultimate frequent flyer MegaDo trip this October

MegaDo is a US group which organises what can best be described as ‘frequent flyer tours’.  It has just announced its first ever SkyTeam MegaDo which will take place in Europe this October. I have done two of these trips in the past and reported […]

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