A list of Star Alliance members

One of my readers gave me a great suggestion, which was to post a list of the members of the various airline alliances on the site.  And while traveling on multiple alliance partners is not quite as seamless as traveling on a single airline, it gets the job done.  The major North American Star members are United, US Airways and Air Canada, although US Airways may depart for the oneworld alliance after its merger with American.  Here are the Star Alliance members:



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    • Carole Gaddis on March 5, 2020 at 4:46 pm
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    I just spoke to Lufthansa about my Miles and More accumulated miles. They told me I could not use these on a United flight, but both are in the same star alliance. Lufthansas mile’s expire in 3 years but United’s last forever. Can I book a flight on Lufthansa and use my United FF#? I’ll never be able to accumulate enough miles in 3 years for a flight with Lufthansa. Tell me how I should be handling this?

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    • Ma. Stella P. Alino on November 5, 2019 at 12:12 am
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    Hi good afternoon! I was once registered with star alliance but lost my card and the email I used to register had closed as well. Is there any way I can retrieve my membership no.? i have forgotten my membership no. for quite sometime now. Please help. Thank you! –

    • Colin Gatenby on October 13, 2019 at 12:00 pm
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    Over the last 6 years I have flown with many star alliance members. United, Air New Zealand to name a few.
    Each time I join the frequent flier program. I have just chalked up over 9000 with Singapore Airlines.
    But the reality of a)Getting credit for flights. Often even after registering the miles are NOT credited like United (I still have the boarding cards) b) Keeping track of the miles credited. Air New Zealand took us around the world.But how I access the miles?? No idea of passwords after two years.
    c)Getting all the miles together to use on my next flight!!
    Is near impossible.
    d)Some miles for some airlines last for years others disappear after one or two years.

    So really for the average Tourist they are useless and the system is designed so they cannot be easily used if at all.

      • Nancy on February 25, 2020 at 2:35 pm
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      I fly on Avianca to Central America several times a year as well as have a credit card that I earn Life Miles on Avianca. If I fly on any other Star Alliance airline, when I get my tickets, they ask if I am a frequent flyer for any airline in the Star Alliance, the name and my number. I earn Life Miles that go into my Avianca account. Every time you book a flight on a Star Alliance airline, you do not have to sign up with that particular airline. Sign up with the airline you use the most and put that in the airline ticket info every time you fly on any other Star Alliance airline. That way all the miles you earn are credited to your one account. Nothing to keep track of.

    • Armi Quibael on October 4, 2019 at 1:41 am
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    How can i be a registered member for the frequent flyer program of one of the airlines that is a member (Turkish Airlines). I really hope that the mileage which i earned during my last flight can be credited to take advantage of their benefits in the future. Please help me on how to be be a registered member.

    My email address: armiquibael@yahoo.com

    Thank you

      • Jose on October 7, 2019 at 9:55 pm
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      First you have to apply to become member and only after that you will start to get miles every time you may fly with any star alliance member.
      If you flow before became member they will not credited any status miles

        • Sheen Antony on December 5, 2019 at 3:30 pm
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        Where’s air India?

    • Maria Victoria Espiritu on September 23, 2019 at 10:46 pm
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    If i fly using star alliance member plane, will the mileage be automatically credited to my star alliance record? How to get my star alliance no? I lost it

      • Jose on October 7, 2019 at 10:05 pm
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      To recover your membership number the easy way is to look in your email box the first email sent by the airline.
      Of course will only work if you still having the same email address used to register when you applied for the first time.
      After getting the membership number you can use it every time you buy star alliance air tickets.

    • Louise Inouye on September 10, 2019 at 12:37 pm
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    United Airline star alliance with Hawaiian Airline?

    • Sattie on September 8, 2019 at 11:59 pm
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    Can i add Ethiopian Airline Miles (Sheba) to SAA Voyager?

    • Abu Murshed Chowdhury on August 25, 2019 at 8:53 am
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    I lost my card

    • Saurabh on June 23, 2019 at 8:44 pm
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    I want to become a star alliance member?

    • Huong Tran on May 23, 2019 at 6:41 pm
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    I would like to regiester a membership of star alliance. What can I do

    I leave my email address here, please guide me how to do ttlh72@yahoo.com

    1. You don’t really register as a member of the alliance. Rather, you register for the frequent flyer program of one of the airlines that is a member. You can then credit miles to other alliance members or take advantage of their benefits.

        • Abu Murshed Chowdhury on August 25, 2019 at 8:52 am
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        I list my card

    • Teri Moneysmith on May 5, 2019 at 1:19 pm
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    If I have Miles and More from Lufthansa, does it add to miles I’m about to get from Eva?

    1. Only if you give them your M&M number when you book with Eva. It’s based on the fare code of your ticket:


    • Arthur on February 1, 2019 at 4:00 pm
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    In terms of accruing miles for United Airlines status, does travel on any of these airlines (in star alliance, in your list below*) contribute to “lifetime miles” that eventually give you (1M status – e.g. if you fly 1,000,000 miles)?

    Also, is there any way to accelerate “lifetime miles” besides flying on United?

    Thank you!

    United Star Alliance Partner list:
    Adria Airways JP
    Aegean Airlines A3
    Air Canada AC
    Air China CA
    Air New Zealand NZ
    ANA NH
    Asiana Airlines OZ
    Austrian OS
    Avianca AV
    Brussels Airlines SN
    Copa Airlines CM
    Croatia Airlines OU
    Ethiopian Airlines ET
    EVA Air BR
    LOT Polish Airlines LO
    Lufthansa LH
    Scandinavian Airlines SK
    Shenzhen Airlines ZH
    Singapore Airlines SQ
    South African Airways SA
    TAM Airlines JJ
    TAP Portugal TP
    Turkish Airlines TK
    United UA
    US Airways US

      • Mike on February 2, 2019 at 6:52 pm
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      The answer to your first question is yes, but there are a few caveats. First, the list of Star Alliance members is not the same as it was when I first wrote the piece. The new list can be found here.

      In general, you will earn premier qualifying miles (PQMs) based on the flight distance with a partner. If you purchase it through United with a United code (the ticket number will start with “016”), you’ll get premier qualifying dollars (PQDs), as well. Those aren’t relevant for lifetime status, but you need them to earn status annually. More details here:


      In terms of accelerating your lifetime mileage balance, the answer is “yes, but you may not want to take advantage of it.” United offers an “award accelerator” which allows you to buy additional PQMs for an itinerary. I’ve never used it, though, and my guess is that it’s extremely expensive on a per mile basis.


      A better option might be to buy a higher fare class ticket, which offers bonuses based on the category that you purchase. If you are buying on a partner airline, the earnings may differ, based on which airline you fly.

      • Joseph on April 6, 2019 at 7:29 pm
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      Sorry Mike but the answer to your question above is completely wrong!
      As a new million miler I can say that on miles flown on United counts towards your million miles status,
      they is no other way to add miles to this status.

      1. You are correct and I am not! While partner miles count toward your annual elite requirements, only United flights count toward lifetime. Good catch!

    • gaz on October 28, 2018 at 6:17 am
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    will miles be added if yo ubook through alternative website eg Ebookers..(im registered with mile and more programme)

      • Mike on October 29, 2018 at 8:48 am
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      Usually yes, although I’d check with the airline in question, just in case.

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