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.

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 […]

Virgin Atlantic and Delta add new Gatwick to Boston and New York JFK flights 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 […]

Get an excellent business class deal to Asia using Etihad Guest 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 […]

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 Indonesia is launching direct flights from London 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 the oneworld airline alliance

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 Air Lines 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 the SkyTeam alliance

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 London Heathrow services on two niche routes – Portland and Detroit

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 business class flights 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 […]

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