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Star Alliance is known in the industry for being the least flexible and harshest alliance when it comes to allowing its members to enter into agreements with airlines from the other two alliances. And obviously, the Star Alliance policy has pretty much the handwriting of Lufthansa. But miracles even happen at Star. A rather unthinkable FFP partnership between a Star member and oneworld member Cathay Pacific will be implemented on 26 April, although mutually limited to a number of routes only. But only nasty people would relate that suddenly discovered flexibility at Star to the fact that the Star partner in question is nobody else than the Lufthansa Group itself… It will though be interesting to see what will happen the day Ethiopian Airlines decides to cooperate with Qatar Airways

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While Alaska Airlines is known for its creative FFP partnership strategy, the latest addition to the impressive airline partner network in its Mileage Plan has nevertheless come as surprise: Germany’s leisure carrier Condor. Condor itself has no FFP and its only other FFP affiliation is with Lufthansa’s Miles & More program. However, while a Miles & More member would earn250 miles for a typical roundtrip from Frankfurt to Las Palmas/Canary Islands at an Economy Base fare, a Mileage Plan member earns 2,970 miles on that flight – twelve times more! A Business Class roundtrip flight Frankfurt-Seattle would earn 5,000 miles with Miles & More, but 25,505 miles with the Mileage Plan. As with all international partners, Mileage Plan elite members can also earn additional miles on Condor thanks to their tier bonus, widening the gap even more. Redemption on Condor will become available soon and might carry some additional positive surprises, although Condor’s limited connectivity and network will make this an option in rare cases only.

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It is actually not the first time that Gulf Air has such an offer on the plate for its Falconflyer members, nor the first time that we talk about it. But it is simply a good offer one shouldn’t miss and Gulf Air makes all efforts to make it even better: Redemption on all Gulf Air flights will be discounted by 50% from 01 May to 22 June. So next to giving a decent time window for travel to make really use of the offer, Gulf Air is now also giving reasonable advance notice, allowing members to make corresponding travel arrangements.

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Anti-cyclical behaviour often pays off. An excellent proof to that rule is currently provided by the Miles&Smiles program of Turkish Airlines and its car rental partners. While travelling to Turkey might not be in the forefront of the mind of everybody at this point, doing so has its particular rewards: Still until the end of the month, renting a Mercedes-Benz Vito car from Sixt airport locations in Turkey for at least three days earns 5,000 miles. Online Europcar rentals in Turkey qualify for 1,000 miles per day in all categories, capped at 4,000 miles per rental. This offer is good for rentals until 15 July and reservations placed until 30 June.

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Gold members of the Aegean Airlines program Miles+Bonus can now benefit of a new upgrade opportunity thank to the new partnership with the private Greek hospital operator HYGEIA Group: A room upgrade at the hospitals upon availability. Miles can’t be cumulated with the partnership, but all members benefit of price reductions.