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An airline alliance is an arrangement between airlines to extend the number of destinations through code sharing; increasing benefits to airline passengers.

All the major European airlines are part of one of the three largest passenger airline alliances.

Oneworld, SkyTeam, Star Alliance.

Airline Alliance Benefits

An airline alliance can benefit the airlines involved by providing a form of safety and profitability in numbers.

Airline passengers can also benefit from airline alliances by having a beter network of connectivity and possibilities of cheaper Round The World Flight Tickets on codeshare connections.

Air travellers gain their frequent flyer rewards faster by earning miles for a single account on several different carriers.

Oneworld - Founded 1998

Based around British Airways and American Airlines, Oneworld is the smallest alliance counted in number of airlines.

With member airlines spread evenly around the world, flying to more than 850 destinations in 150 countries, Oneworld is a good alliance for planning a long, multi-point trip such as a RTW.

Oneworld Airlines and Airports

Air Berlin: (AB)
Berlin-Tegel International Airport (TXL)
Düsseldorf International Airport (DUS)
Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI)
Vienna International Airport - Flughafen Wien (VIE)

American Airlines: (AA)
Chicago O'Hare (ORD)
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Miami International (MIA)
La Guardia International (LGA)
New York John F Kennedy Airport (JFK)

British Airways: (BA)
Budapest Liszt Ferenc International Airport (BUD)
Frankfurt/Main (FRA)
London Heathrow (LHR)
Manchester (MAN)
Newark International Airport (EWR)
Paris Roissy-Charles De Gaulle (CDG)
Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

Cathay Pacific: (CX)
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)
Beijing Capital International (PEK)
Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)
Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)

Finnair: (AY)
Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport (HEL)
Moscow Sheremetjevo (SVO)

Iberia: (IB)
Barcelona Airport (BCN)
Madrid Barajas (MAD)
Mexico City International (MEX)
Paris-Orly (ORY)

Japan Airlines: (JL)
Nagoya (NGO)
Osaka Kansai (KIX)
Tokyo Narita (NRT)

LAN: (LA)
Lima Jorge Charez International Airport (LIM)
Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE)
Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez (SCL)

Malaysia Airlines: (MH)
Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)

Qantas: (QF)
Sydney Kingsforth Smith (SYD)

Royal Jordanian: (RJ)
Queen Alia International Airport (AMM)

S7 Airlines: (S7)
Moscow Domodedovo (DME)

Sri Lankan Airlines (UL) and Qatar Airways (QR) plan to become oneworld members in 2013.

SkyTeam - Founded 2000

On June 22, 1999, Air France and Delta Air Lines signed an exclusive long-term strategic agreement that laid the foundations for a major global alliance.

Now partnering with 19 airlines SkyTeam offers over 15,000 daily flights to 1,000 destinations in 187 countries.

SkyTeam Airlines and Airports

Aeroflot: (SU)
Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO)

Aerolíneas Argentinas: (AR)
Buenos Aires Aeroparque Jorge Newberry Airport (AEP)
Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE)
Cordoba Pajas Blancas Airport (COR)

Aeromexico: (AM)
Mexico City Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX)

Air Europa: (UX)
Madrid Barajas International Airport (MAD)

Air France: (AF)
Lyon St Exupéry Airport (LYS)
Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG)
Paris Orly Airport (ORY)

Alitalia: (AZ)
Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO)

China Airlines: (CI)
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)

China Eastern Airlines: (MU)
Kunming Wujiaba International Airport (KMG)
Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG)
Xi'an Xianyang Airport (XIY)

China Southern Airlines: (CZ)
Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK)
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN)

Czech Airlines: (OK)
Prague-Ruzyn International Airport (PRG).

Delta Air Lines: (DL)
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL)
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)
Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW)
John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York (JFK)
Memphis International Airport (MEM)
Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport (MSP)
Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
Tokyo Narita International Airport (NRT)

Kenya Airways: (KQ)
Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines: (KL)
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS)

Korean Air: (KE)
Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN)

Middle East Airlines: (ME)
Rafic Hariri International Airport-Beirut, Lebanon (BEY)

Saudia: (SV)
King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah (JED)
King Fahd International Airport, Dammam (DMM)
King Khalid International Airport, Riyadh (RUH)

TAROM Romanian Air Transport: (RO)
Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport (OTP)

Vietnam Airlines: (VN)
Noi Bai International Airport (HAN)
Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)

Xiamen Air: (MF)
Fuzhou Changle International Airport (FOC)
Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport (XMN)

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Garuda Indonesia (GA) is expected to be a full member of the SkyTeam alliance by early 2014.

SkyTeam is seeking to further strengthen its global network by searching for partners in the key growth areas of Brazil and India.

Star Alliance - Founded in 1997

Based around Lufthansa and United Airlines, Star Alliance is the largest passenger airline alliance.

Passengers benefit from seamless code share flights, bonus points and lounge access across all members of the alliance on frequent flyer programs.

Star Aliance Member Airlines

Adria Airways: (JP)

Aegean Airlines: (A3)

Air Canada: (AC)

Air China: (CA)

Air New Zealand: (NZ)

All Nippon Airways: (NH)

Asiana Airlines: (OZ)

Austrian Airlines: (OS)

Avianca: (AV), TACA Airlines: (TA)

Brussels Airlines: (SN)

Copa Airlines: (CM)

Croatia Airlines: (OU)

Egypt Air: (MS)

Ethiopian Airlines: (ET)

LOT Polish Airlines: (LO)

Lufthansa: (LH)

SAS Scandinavian Airlines: (SK)

Shenzhen Airlines: (ZH)

Singapore Airlines: (SQ)

South African Airways: (SA)

SWISS: (LX)

TAM Airlines: (JJ)

TAP Portugal: (TP)

Thai Airways: (TG)

Turkish Airlines: (TK)

United Airlines: (UA)

US Airways: (US)

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Frequent Flyer Programs

Oneworld

Each oneworld member airline offers its own frequent flyer programme but you can still earn points, advance your tier status and access a range of member benefits when you travel on eligible flights on the oneworld alliance network.

AAdvantage - American Airlines.
Asia Miles - Cathay Pacific.
Enrich - Malaysia Airlines.
Executive Club - British Airways.
Finnair Plus.
Frequent Flyer - Qantas.
Iberia Plus.
JAL Mileage Bank.
LAN Pass.
Royal Plus - Royal Jordanian.
topbonus - airberlin.
S7 Priority - S7 Airlines.

SkyTeam

SkyTeam does not have a frequent flyer program, but when you are a member of a frequent flyer program of any SkyTeam member airline you can earn and redeem air miles on all carriers in the SkyTeam alliance through the one account.

Aeroflot Bonus.
Aerolíneas Plus.
Alfursan - Saudi Arabian Airlines.
Cedar Miles - Middle East Airlines.
Club Premier - Aeromexico.
Dynasty Flyer Program - China Airlines.
Eastern Miles - China Eastern.
Egret Club - Xiamen Air.
Flying Blue - Air France and KLM.
Golden Lotus Plus - Vietnam Airlines.
MilleMiglia - Alitalia.
OK Plus - CSA Czech Airlines.
SkyMiles - Delta Air Lines.
SkyPass - Korean Air.
SkyPearl Club - China Southern.

Star Alliance

If you belong to a frequent flyer programme with one Star Alliance member airline and fly with another member airline you can earn and redeem miles or points on one frequent flyer programme.

Aeroplan - Air Canada.
Airpoints - Air New Zealand.
ANA Mileage Club.
Asiana Club.
Dividend Miles - US Airways.
EgyptAir Plus.
EuroBonus - SAS.
KrisFlyer - Singapore Airlines.
LifeMiles - Avianca and TACA.
MileagePlus - Copa and United.
Miles & Bonus - Aegean Airlines.
Miles & More - Lufthansa Led.
Miles&Smiles - Turkish.
PhoenixMiles - Air China.
Royal Orchid Plus - Thai.
ShebaMiles - Ethiopian.
TAM Fidelidade.
TAP Victoria.
Voyager - South African Airways.

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