StarAlliance – Is the Largest Airline Alliance also the Best?

Star Alliance is the largest airline alliance by most counts, combining 27 airlines serving more than 1,300 airports in over 190 countries with 18,500 daily departures. But what – or more importantly where – does that really get you?

Star Alliance is anchored by some of the most well known airlines in the world, including United Airlines, Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines, and also includes a number of airlines you may not have heard of, like Adria Airways or Ethopian Airlines. The idea is to provide you seamless access to most of the world, and with 192 countries covered, Star Alliance certainly provides you the coverage. With more airlines and planes going to more places, chances are you can get to where you want to go on a Star Alliance flight. More importantly, you are more likely to have a positive experience on those flights: With Singapore Airlines, Asiana, and ANA, you have some of the most highly rated airlines (by Skytrax) over the last five years in Star Alliance!

You can find more information about some of the Star Alliance carriers here:

Thai Airways
United Airlines (coming soon)
Singapore Airlines (coming soon)
Lufthansa (coming soon) 

If you are a frequent traveler, both the number of airlines and their quality will be important: You will not only be able to earn miles on a large number of flights, you will also have access to some of the best airlines for aspirational award travel – a trip in Singapore Airlines or Lufthansa First Class will make any honeymoon very special! As a frequent traveler, you can gain access to preferred treatment, including priority check-in, boarding and luggage handling, more than 1,300 lounges around the world and other perks that will make your trip more comfortable. 

You can find more information about the Star Alliance frequent flyer programs here:

Thai Royal Orchid
United Mileage Plus (coming soon)
Singapore Kris Flyer (coming soon)
Lufthansa Miles & More (coming soon)


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