@EruditeSheep and @IanFromHKG, my issues between OneWorkd and Star Alliance are about the hubs. I have a fingers in both pies, which I require to exit and enter PNH. PNH-BKK-elsewhere is a trial because of flight connection disparities; PNH-SIN-elsewhere has three irritants, in the forced stop-overs, the Star Alliance flight connection difficulties from East to West, and the immortal SQ stingyness. PNH-HKG-elsewhere works best for me, with OneWorld, but still offers advantages from West to East rather than vice versa. I look for advice on how to tether the two airline alliances.