I’ve seen a few posts recently tracking how many alliance members people have flown. I’m admittedly pretty geeky about tracking my travel. Intrigued bt this, I decided to put this together for myself. Several years ago I wrote about some exotic airlines I’ve flown, so see below for a summary of the less exotic 60 or so alliance airlines I’ve flown. This gets a little complicated with mergers, etc, but I’ll list current and former members with the alliance they were in when I flew them. I’ve linked to some posts I’ve made about these as well.
Here are the 27 members of Star Alliance:
Adria, Aegean, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, SAS, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Air Portugal, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines, United
Star alliance is the largest of the 3 alliances, and there are 10 members I have yet to fly. Adria, Avianca, Copa, Croatia, EgyptAir, Ethopian, EVA, SAS, Shenzhen, and South African. There are also some airlines that I’ve flown with as Star Alliance members, but they are no longer. BMI, which was absorbed into British Airways, and Shanghai Airways, which merged with China Eastern. Spanair, which is defunct. Finally US Airways, which moved to Oneworld, and then merged with American.
No plans to go out of my way to fly any of these carriers. Many of them are small, mostly regional airlines. One exception would be EVA, since their longhaul business class looks great. Of all the alliances, I’ve spent the most time in the air with Star Alliance, with over a million miles on United, and many award trips on various members.
Here are the 13 members of Oneworld:
Oneworld is where I seem to find myself most often these days, due to my Emerald status with American Airlines. I haven’t flown Finnair, Royal Jordanian, S7, or SriLankan. A few flights with TAM before the brand merged with LAN to form LATAM. Finally, I flew on Air Berlin, but it is now defunct.
Of these, Finnair, RJ and SriLankan are intriguing, mostly for their premium cabin products. Someday I hope to try them out. I’d even consider S7, but I have yet to visit Russia. I have some trips on Cathay booked for later the year, and I’d really like to experience Qatar business class, which is very highly regarded.
There are 19 members on Skyteam.
Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, Czech Airlines, Delta, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM, Vietnam Airlines, Xiamen Air
I used to fly on Northwest as my primary airline years ago, and I flew on Continental back in the day when it was a member of Skyteam. But I’ve only flown on 8 current members of the alliance. I’ve not flown on Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, Aeromexico, Air Europa, Air France, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, Vietnam Airways, or Xiamen. I still have some Delta SkyMiles, so someday I will find a way to use them up. My last Skyteam redemption was using Delta miles for Virgin Atlantic. Before that a favorite redemption was using SkyMiles for Virgin Australia to New Zealand.
Air France looks lovely, as does Garuda in their premium cabins. Someday maybe I’ll experience them in flight. While I’ve flown Korean Air domestically, I’d like to try out their longhaul premium products. Seems pretty nice.
In all, there are 25 Alliance airlines remaining that I have not flown. I’ve flown more than half of current alliance carriers, but 25 more is a long way off. Only a few of the remaining airlines are high on my list for future trips. What about you? How many of the alliance airlines have you flown? Which airlines are you most looking forward to flying?