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List of Airline Alliances (updated August 2, 2015)

The last update to the list of Airline Alliances was exactly 1 year ago. was almost a year ago. So this is a good a time as any to update the airline alliances list. I have included all the affiliate airlines more extensively this time around.

I am big on airline alliances because it can really help you maximize your points portfolio, as well as help alleviate the expiry dates and blackout dates issue.

For instance, I have a few suggested approaches. Sign up for at least one loyalty program per airline alliance. This way, you can maximize all the benefits. With one loyalty program per alliance, that means that you can always look for the cheapest flight ticket (so long as the airline is a member of one of the alliances), and then just pay for the cheapest flight. This way, you can bank your points towards any of the alliances without missing out.

If you can manage to load up on points for all 3 alliances, then when it comes time to redeem your points, you have many more options of reward flights to choose from. This gives you much more flexibility for your travels.

Currently, I use:

  • Aeroplan for Star Alliance
  • British Airways and American Airlines for Oneworld
  • Delta Air Lines for SkyTeam

Aeroplan is the easier loyalty program in Canada to earn points in a hurry, especially because of all the large credit card sign up bonuses available to us. British Airways is pretty much the second easier to load up on points because of all the credit card sign up bonuses available, as well as the transfer partners American Express Membership Rewards and RBC Avion. I have American Airlines because I signed up for it way back and have managed to keep the account active (mostly through E-Rewards transfers). I rarely fly SkyTeam so I went with Delta Air Lines because the points never expire with them.

That being said, below is a list of all the memberships within 3 major airline alliances:
Airline Alliance

Oneworld SkyTeam Star Alliance
Air Berlin Aeroflot Adria Airways
•  Niki Aerolíneas Argentinas Aegean Airlines
American Airlines •  Austral Líneas Aéreas •  Olympic Air
•  American Eagle Aeromexico Air Canada
•  US Airways •  Aeroméxico Connect •  Air Canada Express
•  US Airways Express Air Europa •  Air Canada Rouge
•  US Airways Shuttle Air France Air China
British Airways Alitalia •  Dalian Airlines
•  BA CityFlyer China Airlines Air India
•  British Airways Limited •  Mandarin Airlines •  Air India Regional
•  Comair China Eastern Airlines Air New Zealand
•  OpenSkies •  Shanghai Airlines •  Air New Zealand Link
•  Sun-Air China Southern Airlines All Nippon Airways
Cathay Pacific Czech Airlines Asiana Airlines
•  Dragonair Delta Air Lines Austrian Airlines
Finnair •  Delta Connection Avianca
• Nordic Regional Airlines •  Delta Shuttle •  Avianca Brazil
Iberia Garuda Indonesia •  Avianca Costa Rica
•  Air Nostrum Kenya Airways •  Avianca Ecuador
•  Iberia Express KLM •  Avianca El Salvador
•  Iberia Regional •  KLM Cityhopper •  Avianca Guatemala
Japan Airlines Korean Air •  Avianca Honduras
•  J-Air Middle East Airlines •  Avianca Nicaragua
•  Japan Transocean Air Saudia •  Avianca Peru
LAN Airlines TAROM Brussels Airlines
•  LAN Argentina Vietnam Airlines Copa Airlines
•  LAN Ecuador Xiamen Airlines •  Copa Airlines Colombia
•  LAN Express Croatia Airlines
•  LAN Peru Possible future members to SkyTeam: EgyptAir
•  LAN Colombia Air Madagascar •  EgyptAir Express
Malaysia Airlines Air Mauritius •  Air Sinai
Qantas Gol Transportes Aéreos Ethiopian Airlines
•  Jetconnect Hunnu Air EVA Air
•  QantasLink Uzbekistan Airways •  Uni Air
Qatar Airways Virgin Atlantic LOT Polish Airlines
Royal Jordanian Lufthansa
S7 Airlines •  Air Dolomiti
•  Globus Airlines •  Lufthansa CityLine
SriLankan Airlines •  Lufthansa Regional
TAM Airlines Scandinavian Airlines
•  Blue1
Possible future members to Oneworld: Shenzhen Airlines
Aer Lingus Singapore Airlines
Air Tahiti Nui South African Airways
Interjet •  Airlink
Royal Air Maroc •  Mango
TAM Paraguay •  South African Express
SWISS International Air Lines
•  Edelweiss Air
•  Swiss Global Air Lines
TAP Portugal
•  PGA Express
•  Portugalia
Thai Airways International
Turkish Airlines
•  Anadolu Jet
•  Turkey Sun Express
United Airlines
•  United Express

 

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