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Choosing a One World program
I live in a city that is major SkyTeam hub in the U.S. so I almost never fly non-Skyteam airlines.
But now I am forced to take a long expensive flight on a One World airline and I don’t want to let the miles go to waste.
What’s my best choice of One World airlines? It would be good to have one in which the miles won’t expire quickly, and one that makes it easy to use the points at a good rate on any of the airlines.
hi [USER=2941]@ava decatur[/USER], welcome. There is no best program but with some research you should find one that works well for you. If you live in the US I’d probably lean towards AA. This might help: [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2016/08/06/credit-airline-miles/[/URL]
[USER=79]@Gaurav[/USER]’s suggestion of AA is a good one since miles wont expire as long as you have some kind of activity every 18 months.
Have you also calculated how many miles you might potentially get and whether you can accrue more miles into the program?
Depending on the airline you are flying, you may be able to credit the miles to Alaska. Flights on American, Cathay Pacific, Japan, LATAM, Qantas and British can all be credited there (assuming flights are marketed [I]and[/I] operated by the same carrier). Furthermore, Alaska also works with several SkyTeam airlines – AeroMexico, AirFrance, KLM, and Korean, meaning if you have flights on these airlines, you can also credit them to Alaska.