By: Travis Cormier
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Hey Travel Junkies,
You’ve earned your points, picked your destination, and now you just need to figure out how to get there.
If you’ve gotten stuck on this step, you’re not alone. Understanding airline partners is a tricky part of the award booking process, but can be one of the best ways to get the most out of your miles and points.
Let’s dig into the airline alliance and partnerships, how they work, and go over some of the biggest alliances and partnerships.
What are Airline Alliances?
Airline alliances are agreements between airlines to cooperate in transporting passengers which can make international travel much easier.
There are three major airline alliances including Oneworld, Star Alliance, and SkyTeam. Each is comprised of airlines from around the world. A couple airlines – Alaska Airlines and Etihad Airways – also have large networks of individual airline partnerships.