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Which airline is the best to collect (oneworld/staralliance) miles with?

Which airline is the best to collect (oneworld/staralliance) miles with?

  1. Anonymous

    Hi Ben,

    I was not able to find an answer to the following question: I travel back and forth between Germany and Mexico a lot flying business class. unluckily I keep changing between Lufthansa, British Airways, American Airlines and Air France.
    I really need to sign up for a frequent flying programm for those three.
    I believe the most rewarding for Lufthansa is Aegean?
    [B]Which airline should I sign up with for oneworld and for flyingblue?[/B]
    My main aim is to gain a good [B]status[/B] that will last as long as possible.

    Thank you so much for your help, really appreciate it!!

    Best regards, Harriet

  2. MidSouthSkier

    American Airlines will require you fly at least 4 segments on their planes. So if you’ll be doing that, they may make more sense. However, if the longhaul segments are actually on BA planes, I don’t know that having AA status will help because you won’t be on the upgrade list, etc.

    As for Flying Blue, that’s the program for Air France and KLM. They are a member of the SkyTeam alliance. If you’re flying on AF/KLM planes I would *think* it would work to your advantage to credit your miles there.

    Would love for some other folks to chime in here…

  3. David W

    Will you be flying enough to maintain top tier status for all three alliances? If you are, great. If not, I’d stick to just one or two programs and buy flights on airlines in those alliances.

    What do you plan to do with miles? It’d be smart to look at their award charts as well if that’s important to you.

    I’m hesitant to recommend AA for oneworld since we don’t know how earnings will work when flying on partners. For SkyTeam, FlyingBlue is a good option since youre based in Europe, but Delta might be a good option since redeeming on partner airlines is a great use of SkyMiles. For Star Alliance, Aegean is great for earning quickly but I’m not sure what their award chart is like. You could find Miles&More’s status more valuable, if you can reach Hon Circle status. You’d also have better award availability on Lufthansa Group’s airlines

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