Have all your frequent flyer miles accumulated into one place

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Have all your frequent flyer miles accumulated into one place

For the past couple of years, I’ve been shying away from traveling much. But I just landed a new job and this new job is offering me a lot of opportunities to travel again. One form of travel that will happen a lot more is by flying. When I use to fly in the past, I looked for the cheapest flight and it doesn’t matter what airline, and when it came to getting frequent flyer miles reward, I wasn’t getting qualified for anything because it was spread out everywhere. In this article, I am going to show you how to accumulate all your frequent flyer miles into one place.

Most flyers when traveling, knows that each airline operates individually. But they don’t realize that most airline belong to one of the larger three airline alliances.

  1. Star Alliances
    • United / Lufthansa / Singapore Airlines / Adria / Aegean / Air Canada / Air China / Air India / Air New Zealand / Ana / Asiana Airlines / Austrian / Avianca / Brussel Airlines / Copa Airlines / Croatia Airlines / Egyptair / Ethiopian / Eva Air / Polish Airlines / SAS / Shenzhen Airlines / South African Airways / Swiss / Air Portugal / Thai / Turkish Airlines
  2. Oneworld
    • American Airlines / British Airways / Cathay Pacific / Finnair / Iberia / Japan Airlines / Latam / Malaysia / Oantas / Qatar Airways / Royal Jordanian / S1 Airlines / SriLankan Airlines / FIji Airways / Royal Air Maroc
  3. Skyteam
    • Aeroflot / Aerolineas Argentinas / Aeromexico / Air Europa / Air France / Alitalia / China Airlines / China Eastern / Czech Airlines / Delta / Garuda Indonesia / Kenya Airways / KLM / Korean Air / MEA / Saudia / Tarom / Vietnam Airlines / Xiamenair

So you think about it, if you can transfer all your miles from the various airlines into one airline then you’ll have more miles. Although, not all alliance airline area easy when it comes to transferring miles from one airline to the next, eventhough they are part of the same alliance.

So next question is out of all the airline, which airline should I use for each alliance? If you don’t know about it yet, when I say alliance, I mean it is a group. But ultimately, the group requires you to be active only with one airline that you travel the most on to get the perk of all the other airlines in that alliance as well. So what you are doing is funneling all the other airline in the same alliance into one airline that you picked as your main one. And honestly, to get the most of your reward, I suggest you pick an american base airline, because they offer the most perks. Here are some suggestions that I’ve seen thrown out there on the internet that I myself use:

  1. Oneworld – American Airlines
  2. Star Alliance – United
  3. SkyTeam – KLM