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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.

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 […]

Last chance for Business Class sale bargains with Air France, Etihad, South African and Virgin Atlantic

A number of airline Business Class sales are about to expire in the next few days.  We have put them all together in brief in this article – click through to the relevant sale pages for more details, a full list of destinations and to […]

Air France KLM buys 31% of Virgin Atlantic – and you will be able to redeem Flying Club miles on them

A complex merry-go-round of corporate activity was announced last night which will lead to …. well, it isn’t fully clear. You can find full details on the Virgin Atlantic website here. In the first transaction, Delta Air Lines and China Eastern Airlines have each agreed to buy […]

Virgin Atlantic increases the cost of Delta redemptions (and changes earning)

Virgin Atlantic has announced changes to the way that you will earn and spend Virgin Flying Club miles on Delta Air Lines from 1st September.  Details are here. Delta Air Lines acquired a 49% shareholding in Virgin Atlantic a couple of years ago.  Since then we […]

Bits: Iberia launches 50% ‘buy Avios’ bonus, Delta adding fuel surcharges to Virgin redemptions?

News in brief: Iberia launches a 50% ‘buy Avios’ bonus Last week we saw a 50% bonus if you bought Avios points via British Airways Executive Club, AerClub or avios.com. Iberia has launched its own 50% bonus Avios offer as you can see from this […]

Bits: Virgin Boston spend offer, Delta / Westjet partner, 4 x Tesco debit card points

News in brief: Virgin Flying Club offer on Boston flights Virgin Flying Club is running a special deal on the new Manchester to Boston route in Upper Class. For bookings made by 2nd May, you can book Manchester – Boston for 70,000 Flying Club miles […]

Bits: Heathrow’s first 747-8i arrives, £10 off £50 Amazon alcohol spend

News in brief: Korean Air to launch Heathrow’s first Boeing 747-8i route There is a lot of talk about the Airbus A380 not meeting its sales targets, but that pales into insignificance alongside the Boeing 747-8i.  This is the updated version of the classic 747-400 […]

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