Articles tagged “star alliance”

Star Alliance Gets a New Partner in Asia

Star Alliance Gets a New Partner in Asia

Grant Martin, Skift

Provisional partners are all the rage in the airline alliance community. Fiji last year joined Oneworld as an interim partner. Now, Thai Smiles is doing the same with the Star Alliance.

1 month ago

First Direct U.S. Flights to Cape Town in 15 Years Will Be Boon to Tourism

First Direct U.S. Flights to Cape Town in 15 Years Will Be Boon to Tourism

Richard Holmes, Skift

United’s plan to launch direct flights between New York and Cape Town, South Africa, is a potential bonanza for tourism in the city and the wider region. Now local operators are holding thumbs the seasonal route becomes year-round.

3 months ago

Star Alliance Touts Digital Innovation After Oneworld Summit

Star Alliance Touts Digital Innovation After Oneworld Summit

Grant Martin, Skift

Who can market itself as the most digital airline alliance? Following a stream of announcements from Oneworld's 20th anniversary celebration, Star Alliance has been quick to share its own upcoming digital offerings. Any word, SkyTeam?

4 months ago

Star Alliance Explores a Broader Loyalty Proposition Beyond Airlines

Star Alliance Explores a Broader Loyalty Proposition Beyond Airlines

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Those sitting on Star Alliance miles, even if it ain't millions, should be glad to know that one day they might be able to redeem them for an Airbnb stay, a tour, or dining experience. But don’t wait to burn, as this could take a while, if at all.

5 months ago

Star Alliance Wants to Add More Low-Cost Carrier Members

Star Alliance Wants to Add More Low-Cost Carrier Members

Dong Lyu and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

It's relatively expensive for an airline to become a full-fledged member of Star Alliance, part of the reason low-cost carriers don't join. But Star Alliance has developed what it calls a "Connecting Partner" model, allowing carriers to get some of the benefits of membership without footing the full cost.

1 year ago

Star Alliance CEO Interview: Member Airlines Don’t Strive For ‘Homogeneous’ Service

Star Alliance CEO Interview: Member Airlines Don’t Strive For ‘Homogeneous’ Service

Brian Sumers, Skift

For the past five years, Mark Schwab has tried to manage a complex alliance of nearly 30 airlines. Given the number of differing opinions involved, Schwab has had one of the more difficult jobs in the airline industry.

3 years ago

Star Alliance CEO Says There Too Many Airline and Airport Apps

Star Alliance CEO Says There Too Many Airline and Airport Apps

Marisa Garcia, Skift

We expect any sharing would be limited to alliances for now, and even that would be partial data exchange.

4 years ago

Refugees from United’s MileagePlus Program Find Loyalty With Other Star Alliance Partners

Refugees from United’s MileagePlus Program Find Loyalty With Other Star Alliance Partners

Grant Martin, Skift

The problem isn't Star Alliance, the problem is United.

4 years ago

Air India Becomes First Indian Airline to Join a Global Airline Alliance

Air India Becomes First Indian Airline to Join a Global Airline Alliance

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Air India's entry into the Star Alliance is a watershed, but the ongoing FAA downgrading of India's air safety rating looms as a cloud over the event.

5 years ago

Star Alliance Airlines Settle in to Heathrow’s New Terminal 2

Star Alliance Airlines Settle in to Heathrow’s New Terminal 2

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Great new terminal, but what Heathrow really, really needs is another runway.

5 years ago

Star Alliance Launches New Round-the-World Fare Product

Star Alliance Launches New Round-the-World Fare Product

Marisa Garcia, Skift

Round-the-world tickets aren't a frequent purchase, but they're an excellent way to market an alliance's size, network, and amenities.

5 years ago

US Airways Gets New Airline Loyalty Partners with Exit from Star Alliance

US Airways Gets New Airline Loyalty Partners with Exit from Star Alliance

Linda Loyd, Philadelphia Inquirer

In addition to getting Oneworld member airlines as miles redemptions possibilities, US Airways will still retains, for awhile at least, about a dozen codeshare partners outside of the alliance, making for more redemption opportunities. The extra ones likely won't last for long, but flyers can consider it all a merger bonus for now.

5 years ago