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List of Airline Alliances (updated September 10, 2017)

Airline alliances frequently change their members, so thanks to Timothy, who mentioned that I should also include the other Regional airline alliance to the list, reminded me to provide an update!

Personal Airline Alliance Portfolio

As usual, here is a quick recap of my personal portfolio. Basically, I have at least one core frequent flyer program per airline alliance that I can bank all my miles to on paid flights. Most of my personal trips have been on reward flights, which is why you may not see me utilizing many different programs.

Non-alliance: Southwest Airlines (Rapid Rewards), Porter Airlines (VIPorter)

  • VIPorter has been my latest addition. As the uncertainty with Air Canada/Aeroplan continues to rise, I am looking to look at other options. Furthermore, Porter may have a few things up their sleeves in the coming years, so I would like to be around for it!

Oneworld: British Airways (Executive Club) and American Airlines (AAdvantage)

  • With the recent devaluation between American Airlines and RBC Rewards, Executive Club is currently my primary Oneworld alliance frequent flyer program.

Star Alliance: Air Canada (Aeroplan)

  • Until 2020, Aeroplan will continue to be my primary Star Alliance program. I am curious to see what Air Canada is planning to offer themselves before jumping ship.
  • That being said, I am exploring options of Star Alliance alternatives.

SkyTeam: Delta Air Lines (Delta SkyMiles)

  • The reason I choose Delta SkyMiles is because their miles never expire to keep my maintenance low as I rarely flyer with SkyTeam members.

Vanilla Alliance: None

  • Still not on my current radar yet, but Air Mauritius would be my pick if it comes to it.

U-Fly Alliance and Value Alliance: None

  • I do not have any interest in the other two minor airlines at this time.  

List of the 3 Major Airline Alliances

Below is a list of all the memberships within 3 major airline alliances, along with Vanilla Alliance. There were some changes with notes in brackets or struck-through:

Oneworld SkyTeam Star Alliance
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Air Berlin Aeroflot Adria Airways
•  Niki Aerolíneas Argentinas •  Adria Airways Switzerland (added)
American Airlines •  Austral Líneas Aéreas Aegean Airlines
•  American Eagle Aeromexico •  Olympic Air
British Airways •  Aeroméxico Connect Air Canada
•  BA CityFlyer Air Europa •  Air Canada Express
•  Comair Air France •  Air Canada Rouge
•  OpenSkies Alitalia Air China
•  Sun-Air •  Alitalia CityLiner •  Dalian Airlines
Cathay Pacific China Airlines Air India
•  Cathay Dragon •  Mandarin Airlines •  Alliance Air (renamed from Air India Regional)
Finnair China Eastern Airlines Air New Zealand
• Nordic Regional Airlines •  Shanghai Airlines •  Air New Zealand Link
Iberia China Southern Airlines All Nippon Airways
•  Iberia Express Czech Airlines •  Air Japan
•  Iberia Regional Delta Air Lines •  ANA Wings
Japan Airlines •  Delta Connection •  Vanilla Air
•  J-Air •  Delta Shuttle Asiana Airlines
•  Japan Transocean Air Garuda Indonesia •  Air Busan
LATAM Airlines Kenya Airways •  Air Seoul
• LATAM Argentina KLM Austrian Airlines
• LATAM Brasil •  KLM Cityhopper  Avianca
• LATAM Chile Korean Air  •  Avianca Brazil
• LATAM Colombia Middle East Airlines •  Avianca Costa Rica
• LATAM Ecuador Saudia •  Avianca Ecuador
• LATAM Express TAROM •  Avianca El Salvador
• LATAM Peru Vietnam Airlines •  Avianca Guatemala
Malaysia Airlines Xiamen Airlines •  Avianca Honduras
Qantas •  Avianca Nicaragua
•  Jetconnect Possible future members to SkyTeam •  Avianca Peru
•  QantasLink None Brussels Airlines
Qatar Airways  Hunnu Air Copa Airlines
Royal Jordanian  Jet Airways •  Copa Airlines Colombia
S7 Airlines Uzbekistan Airways Croatia Airlines
•  Globus Airlines  Virgin Atlantic EgyptAir
SriLankan Airlines •  EgyptAir Express
•  Mihin Lanka Ethiopian Airlines
•  Uni Air
 LOT Polish Airlines
•  LOT Charters
•  Nordica Airlines
 Possible future members to Oneworld •  Air Dolomiti
 Aer Lingus (TBD) •  Lufthansa CityLine
 •  Aer Lingus Regional  (TBD) •  Lufthansa Regional
LATAM Paraguay (TBD) •  SunExpress Deutschland
Scandinavian Airlines
•  Cimber A/S
Shenzhen Airlines
•  Kunming Airlines
 Singapore Airlines
•   Silkair
•   Scoot
•   Tigerair
South African Airways
•  Airlink
•  Mango
•  South African Express
Swiss International Air Lines
•  Edelweiss Air
•  Swiss Global Air Lines
TAP Portugal
•  TAP Express
 Thai Airways
•  Thai Smile
Turkish Airlines
•  Anadolu Jet
•  Sunexpress
United Airlines
•  United Express
Connecting Partner
Juneyao Airlines (added)
Possible future members to Star Alliance

List of the 3 Regional Airline Alliances

Below is a list of 3 of the Regional airline alliances, of which, I added U-Fly Alliance and Value Alliance:

Vanilla Alliance

U-Fly Alliance

Value Alliance

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Air Austral Eastar Jet (added) Cebu Pacific (added)
Air Madagascar HK Express (added) Jeju Air (added)
Air Mauritius Lucky Air (added) Nok Air (added)
Air Seychelles Urumqi Air (added) NokScoot (added)
Int’Air Îles West Air (added) Scoot (added)
Tigerair Australia (added)
Possible future members to Alliance Vanille Possible future members to U-Fly Alliance Vanilla Air (added)
None None
    Possible future members to Value Alliance


  1. So I wonder if Level will join Oneworld and if Joon will be a skyteam member one day. Not sure how LCC’s fit into the alliance scheme.

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