ZKEOJ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2005, 1113 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 5333 times:
I don't think you can generally say which one is better, but which one is better for an individual's needs. To me, Star is by far the best option. Living in NZ, we have connections with NZ, SQ, ANA, TG, Asiana - the best variety you can wish from such a remote place. Next for me would be OneWorld due to the QF links. In terms of SkyTeam only KE serves AKL/NZ, and they don't really have the network/connections that are best for me...
KE086 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 107 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 5317 times:
Although Star Alliance is bigger. i would have to say that Skyteam is the best in service. I mean before Delta joined it their service was terrible!. Not only that but Skyteam is picky in which they choose to let in their alliance. SKyteam keeps it easy and enjoyable. Almost all the flights i have ever been on have been on Skyteam.
Zone1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1036 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5291 times:
It depends on where your travel takes you. For Asia, Star or oneworld are by far the best. For Europe and North America SkyTeam comes out on top. With CO and DL's large European presence, many destinations can be made with only one connection where it would take a double connection with Star or oneworld
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 10408 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5287 times:
It really depends on who you are and what you want out of an alliance. For me Star Alliance works much better. Skyteam serves the cities I fly to pretty well, but at least from the United States, they don't really offer first class. For someone who sometimes does fly first class, I appreciate that United and Lufthansa and other Star Alliance carriers still have first class. Skyteam isn't as good in that respect since Skyteam has very limited first class offerings. United just makes too much sense for me though for most flights, although it changes on a case by case basis.
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Burnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7730 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 5271 times:
Quoting Zone1 (Reply 7): It depends on where your travel takes you. For Asia, Star or oneworld are by far the best.
Not for long, Skyteam will have China Southern, they have aeroflot, which means that they will have the Asia part of russia covered, no alliance will have that covered, they also have Korean air, along with NW's network in Asia. thats a pretty strong network, and with Malaysia a likely future entrant, Skyteam is going to be a global power.
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B742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3805 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5151 times:
My prefered alliance is SkyTeam, but I agree with 9MMAR, there is a big gaps in it's network
If I had my own way I would welcome the following airlines into SkyTeam:
Kenya Airways - Already strong partners with KLM
Malaysia Airlines - The key to a future SkyTeam preasence in South Asia, parters with KLM
Garuda Indonesia - Also another key for SkyTeam in South Asia, again has a healthy relationship with MH
China Southern - A future airline for the alliance perhaps and with the Chinese economy booming, this could be a great asset for SkyTeam!
TAM - Although many have said TAM could go to Oneworld, I would love to see TAM in Skyteam oneday
Avianca - Rumoured to join SkyTeam in the future
China Airlines - Again rumoured to join SkyTeam in the future
Daron4000 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 713 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5101 times:
It seems to me that Skyteam is a joke compared to Star, especially in terms of premium carriers. While Star has SQ, TG, ANA, Asiana, LH, LX, SA, and NZ, Skyteam has AF, KE, and maybe Continental (but then I'd add UA to Star). I just don't see the comparison between the two.
Alaskaqantas From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 907 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5097 times:
I like to think on this topic like politics... I like to look at the individual and not at the party its representing, with that being said I do like one party much more then the other, but I look at every person/airline separate of its alliance.
So I would have to say that Oneworld is great because of the QF/BA/CX, I use QF alot. so oneworld has some of the most world renowned airlines
Star alliance has heaps of airlines, and some of them are great with alot of choices, so they pretty good.
Sky team has AF which is a plus in my book, but out of the 3 alliances they would be my least favourite.
to some people the sky is the limit, to aviation enthusiasts, its home!
Copenhagenboy From Denmark, joined Sep 2001, 599 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5092 times:
Because I live in Copenhagen and are travelling a lot to Southeast Asia I must say Star. When I am travelling to BKK I can choose between SK, TG, LH, LX, AU, SQ (any forgotten?) All top carriers on launghaul, and there are competition between them, so at least one of them will have a good deal.
United319 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 550 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5053 times:
Quoting KE086 (Reply 4): Not only that but Skyteam is picky in which they choose to let in their alliance
They dont seem to be, I was disappointed with a few ailrines that they added who will remain nameless.
All joking aside, I agree it depends on your needs and where you live. I prefer star alliance because I utilize the airlines that belong to that network more than I do the Skyteam carriers. Even though I maybe biased to United, I still think that you really cant say that one is better than the other. Both have some of the worlds leading Airlines with premium service.
Captaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5116 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5026 times:
As many have said, it really depends on where and what airline you tend to fly. I live in Mexico, where maybe SkyTeam is a better option as AM is part of it, and CO, DL and NW fly here, but I have been an Advantage member quite sometime, and AA is the only airline that can realy get me home to Grenada easily, and AA basically flies where I need to fly, I am with OneWorld.
Toptravel From Italy, joined Oct 2005, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4959 times:
For me I aways have a laugh when I see 'Skyteam seamless travel' my experience has been they they forget the tread when putting the seams together. I've enjoyed Oneworld, haven't had that much experience with 'Star'
: My choice: Skyteam. Main reasons are that they are "big" where I fly from (AMS), and most of my trips are to the USA and with NW, DL and CO in Skyteam
: I like both of these pretty well, and much more than oneworld. The main reason I don't like oneworld is because of weird restrictions such as no AAdva
: The most useful to me: -OneWorld: Because I fly BOS-LHR every or every other month and am an AAdvantage Gold Member. -Star Alliance: I go up to Canada
: Don't forget the rumors that Austrian might jump to SkyTeam!
: Star Alliance is the best choice for me as I live in Scandinavia and SAS is a member of Star Alliance
: For me SkyTeam. After RG problems, Star presence in Brazil and South America is by far limited. SkyTeam does not keep a partner, but TAM provide conne
: It depends on the need of the individual customer. If living in a Star Alliance country such as Switzerland, South Africa, Singapore, Germany etc Sta
: Well I live in Canada so the natural choice is..... STAR ALLIANCE...... afterall Air Canada is the only major airline in Canada that is in one of the
: Looking at the above two posts it is more than apparent that geography can and will determine loyalty or use. I live in Salt Lake City where Delta is
: I prefer Oneworld because of convinience and Oneworld flys to all of the places I have been to and to where Im planning to fly. After that it would be
: Ok gents lot of knowledge here.... what is the best alliance then out of Brussels????
: In my humble opinion, I think skyteam is a much better alliance than star, simply because of the airlines that comprise it. I only wish more quality a
: It's unlikely that EK or the other mega-gulf carriers like EY and QR would join any airline alliance. Let's just say that airline alliances are "too
: I flew to BEY last year with MEA and I was surprised at what good an airline MEA is.