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List of Airline Alliances (updated September 18, 2016)

It has been 6 months since my last update, so I think that I am due for one, especially since one reader reminded me that there is a new airline alliance to include.

Personal Airline Alliance Portfolio

First off, there are no updates to my personal portfolio, though I will include some new information. Below are the following airlines that I focus most energy with (provided in alphabetical order):

  • Non-alliance: Southwest Airlines (Rapid Rewards)
  • Oneworld: British Airways (Executive Club) and American Airlines (AAdvantage)
  • Star Alliance: Air Canada (Aeroplan)
  • SkyTeam: Delta Air Lines (Delta SkyMiles)
  • Vanilla Alliance: None

List of the 3 Major Airline Alliances

Below is a list of all the memberships within 3 major airline alliances and the Vanilla Alliance following suit. There were some changes that are provided in brackets or struck-through:

Oneworld SkyTeam Star Alliance
 Airline Alliance
Air Berlin Aeroflot Adria Airways
•  Niki Aerolíneas Argentinas Aegean Airlines
American Airlines •  Austral Líneas Aéreas •  Olympic Air
•  American Eagle Aeromexico Air Canada
•  American Airlines Shuttle •  Aeroméxico Connect •  Air Canada Express
British Airways Air Europa •  Air Canada Rouge
•  BA CityFlyer Air France Air China
•  Comair Alitalia •  Dalian Airlines
•  OpenSkies •  Alitalia CityLiner Air India
•  Sun-Air China Airlines •  Air India Regional
Cathay Pacific •  Mandarin Airlines Air New Zealand
•  Cathay Dragon China Eastern Airlines •  Air New Zealand Link
•  Dragonair •  Shanghai Airlines All Nippon Airways
Finnair China Southern Airlines •  Air Japan
• Nordic Regional Airlines Czech Airlines •  ANA Wings
Iberia Delta Air Lines •  Vanilla Air
•  Iberia Express •  Delta Connection Asiana Airlines
•  Iberia Regional •  Delta Shuttle •  Air Busan
Japan Airlines Garuda Indonesia Austrian Airlines
•  J-Air Kenya Airways Avianca
•  Japan Transocean Air KLM •  Avianca Brazil
LATAM Airlines (name change) •  KLM Cityhopper •  Avianca Cargo
• LATAM Argentina (name change) Korean Air •  Avianca Costa Rica
• LATAM Brasil (added) Middle East Airlines •  Avianca Ecuador
• LATAM Chile (added) Saudia •  Avianca El Salvador
• LATAM Colombia (name change) TAROM •  Avianca Guatemala
• LATAM Ecuador (name change) Vietnam Airlines •  Avianca Honduras
• LATAM Express (name change) Xiamen Airlines •  Avianca Nicaragua
• LATAM Peru (name change) •  Avianca Peru
Malaysia Airlines Possible future members to SkyTeam Brussels Airlines
Qantas Air Madagascar Copa Airlines
•  Jetconnect Air Mauritius •  Copa Airlines Colombia
•  QantasLink Gol Transportes Aéreos Croatia Airlines
Qatar Airways Hunnu Air EgyptAir
•  Al Maha Airways Uzbekistan Airways •  EgyptAir Express
Royal Jordanian Virgin Atlantic Ethiopian Airlines
S7 Airlines EVA Air
•  Globus Airlines •  Uni Air
SriLankan Airlines  LOT Polish Airlines
•  Mihin Lanka (added) •  LOT Charters
TAM Airlines (merged with LAN to form LATAM) Lufthansa
•  Air Dolomiti
•  Lufthansa CityLine
•  Lufthansa Regional
Possible future members to Oneworld •  SunExpress Deutschland
Aer Lingus Scandinavian Airlines
•  Aer Lingus Regional •  Cimber A/S (added)
Air Tahiti Nui Shenzhen Airlines
Interjet •  Kunming Airlines
LATAM Paraguay Singapore Airlines
Meridiana (added) •   Silkair*
•  Air Italy (added) •   Scoot*
Royal Air Maroc •   Tigerair*
•  Royal Air Maroc Express South African Airways
 TAM Paraguay •  Airlink
•  Mango
•  South African Express
SWISS International Air Lines
•  Edelweiss Air
•  Swiss Global Air Lines
 TAP Portugal
•  TAP Express
•  Portugalia
 Thai Airways International
•  Thai Smile
Turkish Airlines
•  Anadolu Jet
•  Sunexpress
United Airlines
•  United Express
No current possible future members

*Not a member of Star Alliance. Can still earn KrisFlyer miles, but not miles with other Star Alliance members.

List of Smaller Airline Alliance

Below is the list of airlines within the Vanilla Alliance. In French, they are known as “Alliance Vanille”, per the logo below:

Vanilla Alliance

Vanilla Alliance
Air Austral (added)
Air Madagascar (added)
Air Mauritius (added)
Air Seychelles (added)
Int’Air Îles (added)
No current possible future members


  1. How do I book flight from Denver to frankfurt , flying lufthans and using southwest points?How many points would I need for round trip?

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