Star Alliance

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List of Airline Alliances (updated April 21, 2021)

It has been just over a year since we last updated this post. The most significant change that would affect Canadians is adding Alaska Airlines to Oneworld Alliance. Now my hope is for WestJet to join an alliance themselves too.

There are 3 worldwide major airline alliances, as well as 3 regional alliances that we will mention further down the post.

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List of Airline Alliances (updated April 7, 2020)

It has been almost a year since I last updated this post. With so much “up in the air” for airlines, who knows who will survive the COVID-19 pandemic. So in the meantime, I would like to update the current list of members of each major airline alliance. I am hoping that we can avoid bankruptcies, and maybe see some mergers happen for survival. Mergers and acquisitions would probably save more jobs (not to mention salvage frequent flyer programs) than a flat out bankruptcies.

Another reason I triggered this update is the possibility of Alaska Airlines being added to Oneworld Alliance. Maybe WestJet should look into joining an alliance too?

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List of Airline Alliances (updated May 13, 2019)

Airline alliances have really revolutionised frequent flyer programs. Having codeshare partners has really increased the value of many loyalty programs by giving us to ability to redeem miles with one airline to use on partner airlines.For today’s post, many affiliate airlines have been discontinued, so I thought this post was due for an update. I also added the connecting partners mentioned by one of our readers from last time.

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List of Airline Alliances (updated September 18, 2018)

It has been over a year since I last updated this post, especially with OneWorld, so I thought it was due for an update as there were several changes to update.

Personal Airline Alliance Portfolio
As usual, here is a quick recap of my personal portfolio, which has not changed much. I was expecting to shake things up due to the Aeroplan and Air Canada break up, but that does not seem to be happening anymore.

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List of Airline Alliances (updated September 10, 2017)

Airline alliances frequently change their members. This list was due for an update from last time. Most significantly, I added two regional airline alliances: U-Fly Alliance and Value Alliance. 

Personal Airline Alliance Portfolio

As usual, 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.

Which Star Alliance Member to Choose

As a Canadian, it is well known that Aeroplan is the default go-to program. The main reason is because it is the more widely accessible and easier program for a Canadian to rack up their miles in a hurry. They have partnerships with three banks (American Express, CIBC and TD), who all offer co-branded credit cards. There are ten personal credit cards offered to Canadians, not including business Aeroplan cards.

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List of Airline Alliances (updated January 15, 2017)

There always seems to be a few changes to airline alliances ever so often, so I thought I’d update the list from 4 months ago.

In case people are wondering why I put this together. As you know, one of the main reasons this blog was created was to help me document my personal research. I find having all the members of airline alliances listed on one page very handy.