• SkyTeam considers extending lounge access to domestic travellers

    EXCLUSIVE | Lounge access with SkyTeam member airlines has long been a point of contention for SkyTeam Elite Plus frequent flyers and business class travellers, with that privilege extended only to passengers travelling internationally as an alliance-wide rule. This approach sees most SkyTeam do...

    POSTED 2 Jun, 2019 3 Comments

  • The best SkyTeam frequent flyer programs for Australian travellers

    This article is part of our ongoing Business Travel 101 series for newcomers to the world of business travel. Although the global SkyTeam alliance doesn’t count an Australian airline among its ranks, eight SkyTeam members currently fly Down Under, on which travellers can earn and redeem fr...

    POSTED 21 Nov, 2018 9 Comments

  • China Southern to leave SkyTeam in January 2019

    China Southern is quitting the SkyTeam, in a move which robs the alliance of its largest Chinese partner and is sure to encourage rumours that the Guangzhou-based airline could join Oneworld. A media statement issued by SkyTeam said "China Southern’s decision reflects its strategic de...

    POSTED 15 Nov, 2018 21 Comments

  • Travel tip: find new airport lounges via these online directories

    When travelling in business class or first class, or with a Gold or Platinum-grade frequent flyer card in your passport wallet, chances are you’ll have access to an airport lounge: and there’s an easy way to see which lounges you can enter by searching through various online directori...

    POSTED 18 May, 2018 3 Comments

  • Delta offers SkyTeam frequent flyer status match against Qantas

    Delta SkyMiles Medallion status match challenge is open to Qantas frequent flyers Get Gold, Platinum and Diamond SkyMiles status through to 2020 This equates to SkyTeam Elite Plus status across all SkyTeam Alliance member airlines We've previously detailed how you can easily earn Gold-grad...

    POSTED 1 May, 2018 6 Comments

  • Air France-KLM, Delta examining ways of keeping Alitalia in SkyTeam

    Air France-KLM and its U.S. partner Delta Air Lines are studying ways of keeping Alitalia inside the Skyteam alliance - but without Air France-KLM being a buyer, Chief Executive Jean-Marc Janaillac said on Friday. "We are not a potential buyer so we did not participate in the process," Janaillac...

    POSTED 22 Feb, 2018 3 Comments

  • China Southern to leave SkyTeam, join Oneworld?

    IN BRIEF | 2018 could see China Southern exit the SkyTeam airline alliance and take a seat at the Oneworld table as the Chinese airline looks to reposition itself on the global stage. The Guangzhou-based airline is one of China's 'big three' three state-run carriers, alongside fellow SkyTea...

    POSTED 27 Nov, 2017 15 Comments

  • How to get a SkyTeam Elite, Elite Plus status match

    If you passport wallet packs a Gold or Platinum frequent flyer card from the likes of Qantas and Virgin Australia, this SkyTeam status match will unlock similar VIP perks with the likes of Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Garuda Indonesia, Korean Ai...

    POSTED 14 Jul, 2017 33 Comments

  • First glimpse: new SkyTeam alliance lounge in Beijing

    Passengers departing Beijing’s Capital Airport on SkyTeam international flights can soon relax in a new SkyTeam-branded lounge, set to open in the coming weeks. A significant notch above what you’d normally expect to find in a Chinese airport, the facility offers seating for up to ...

    POSTED 17 Nov, 2016 6 Comments

  • Sydney Airport's five best international business class lounges

    Business class travellers and high-ranking frequent flyers enjoy access to some great lounges at Sydney Airport's international terminal. Here are T1's top five business class lounges. Top 5 Business Class Lounges 1. Etihad Airways Premium Lounge As a single lounge shared by first class and ...

    POSTED 14 Nov, 2016 22 Comments

  • BA, Emirates chiefs doubt the future of airline alliances

    It's neither unusual nor unexpected to hear Emirates questioning the need for global airline alliances such as Star Alliance, Oneworld and SkyTeam... but when the chief of British Airways' parent IAG says they're on the way out, that's one from left field. BA, alongside Qantas and Cathay Pacific...

    POSTED 9 Nov, 2016 18 Comments

  • Is Alitalia preparing to leave the SkyTeam alliance..?

    Alitalia has flagged a possible exit from the SkyTeam alliance as the Italian flag-carrier moves to broaden its network, particularly with flights to North America Speaking during an Italian Government hearing into the airline, newly-minted CEO Cramer Ball said that "SkyTeam (is a) long and good...

    POSTED 7 Jul, 2016 13 Comments

  • Connecting baggage policies for Oneworld, Star Alliance, SkyTeam

    It's not always practical or even possible to book all connecting flights under a single reservation, with many travellers fronting up at the airport with two or more separate bookings and hoping their bag will reappear at their final destination. But it's not necessarily that simple: many airli...

    POSTED 30 Jun, 2016 23 Comments

  • Photos: SkyTeam opens new Dubai Airport lounge

    SkyTeam passengers flying through Dubai International Airport can now relax in an all-new SkyTeam-branded lounge, in a style that some will recognise from the alliance’s Hong Kong facility which opened in late 2015. Situated in Terminal 1’s Concourse D, the lounge welcomes all busi...

    POSTED 13 Apr, 2016 1 Comment

  • New-look SkyTeam airport lounges for Hong Kong, Dubai, Beijing

    SkyTeam will open new airport lounges at Dubai and Beijing in 2016, and they'll look quite different to the airline alliance's current lounges at Sydney, London (below) and Istanbul. The new design concept, crafted by Brandimage, goes for a lighter and more timeless touch of natural oak wood, ...

    POSTED 25 Nov, 2015 2 Comments

  • First photos: SkyTeam opens Hong Kong Airport lounge

    Following the opening of dedicated lounges in London, Istanbul and Sydney, the airline alliance has cut the ribbon on its newest branded lounge at Hong Kong International Airport. Located past security near departure gate 15 in Terminal 1, the SkyTeam Hong Kong lounge provides seating for up to ...

    POSTED 28 Oct, 2015 8 Comments

  • How to get a free SkyTeam Elite Plus status match

    Already have a Silver, Gold or Platinum frequent flyer card? Here's an easy way to get VIP perks with the likes of Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Garuda Indonesia, Korean Air, Vietnam Airlines and more. These airlines and 11 others belong to the globa...

    POSTED 7 Jul, 2015 44 Comments

  • Oneworld, Star Alliance, SkyTeam frequent flyer status match deals

    Take a Gold or Platinum frequent flyer card from one airline and, like a magician's trick, a 'status match' deal will make a matching shiny card from another airline appear in your wallet or purse. If you've chosen your status match partner wisely, that new card will unlock prized perks such as ...

    POSTED 31 Mar, 2015 17 Comments

  • SkyTeam's next airport lounges: Dubai, Beijing, Hong Kong for 2015

    New SkyTeam-branded airport lounges will open this year in Dubai, Hong Kong and Beijing, doubling the size of the alliance's lounge network. A lounge at Dubai's new Concourse D is now on track for mid-year says Fatima da Gloria de Sousa, SkyTeam's Director of Brand & Communications...

    POSTED 9 Feb, 2015 1 Comment

  • SkyTeam CEO: we're not chasing new member airlines

    SkyTeam CEO Michael Wisbrun says the coming year is not about adding new airlines to the alliance but rather boosting co-operation among its current roster and improving the "customer experience" of passengers. With 20 member airlines in key markets around the world, Wisbrun says ...

    POSTED 5 Feb, 2015 10 Comments

  • First photos: SkyTeam opens Sydney Airport lounge

    SkyTeam's new Sydney Airport lounge is now open for travellers on the alliance's partner airlines and paying guests. The SkyTeam lounge is located at Gate 24, with seating capacity for 140 travellers, and like the adjacent American Express Lounge is managed by Plaza Premium. As expecte...

    POSTED 15 Dec, 2014 15 Comments

  • SkyTeam launches

    The global SkyTeam airline alliance now offers a ‘Go Round Asia and South West Pacific’ pass, which allows travellers to jet around these regions on a single, discounted ticket. What you’ll pay depends on how far you fly, with tickets broken up into three bands – 13,000 m...

    POSTED 12 Aug, 2014 5 Comments

  • Airline alliances: how do they shape your travel?

    It’s good to have friends, especially in a cut-throat industry where competitors are often fighting for larger slices of an ever-shrinking pie. That’s the rationale behind airline alliances – families of airlines bound by ink and contracts, and sometimes by common enemies as mu...

    POSTED 23 Jun, 2014 16 Comments

  • Korean Air opens new SkyTeam lounge at LAX

    Korean Air is the latest airline to open a new lounge at Los Angeles' revamped Tom Bradley International Terminal, following the flagship Star Alliance lounge and ahead of the new Qantas Los Angeles Lounge due to open in early May. The Gensler-designed lounge will be home to Korean A...

    POSTED 28 Mar, 2014 3 Comments

  • Garuda joins SkyTeam alliance

    Garuda Indonesia joins the SkyTeam alliance today as the airline continues its push towards the centre of global stage. It’s a road which the airline must take one step at a time, says Garuda Indonesia CEO Emirsyah Satar, but his goal is for Garuda “to become one of the best air...

    POSTED 6 Mar, 2014 1 Comment

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