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Anonymous8 Sep 2015
I make no secret that I am One World loyal. BA, T5 and other One World members.
However, in a couple of weeks I need to go to Athens for a couple of days & all I am seeing on that route is One World being MORE THAN DOUBLE Star Alliance and its not even high season.
So for the first time since opening and actually I cant even remember when the last time was, I will be using the new T2… and restarting my Miles and More points, which expired a couple of months ago..
Out of interest though, are there any other routes which favour either of the alliances..??8 Sep 2015
I look at it this way:
Intra-Europe: Swiss is my number one choice, BA second
To North America in Club: BA is my first choice, Swiss second
To North America in First: Lufthansa or Swiss by a mile, BA a distant second
Within North America: American over United
To Asia: The choices of BA, Qatar, Qantas, Cathay, MAS collectively is neck to neck with Swiss, Lufthansa, Thai, Singapore, and ANA
Hard choice, triggered by destination and class of service9 Sep 2015
My first choice on all routes where possible is Swiss, but long haul I’m now veering towards Lufthansa. They not only have better fares on some routes, an incredible First Class service, but I also much prefer their booking site over Swiss’s revamped site.
Otherwise, great choice Martyn , I’m sure you’ll be won over.9 Sep 2015
@ MartynSinclair – 08/09/2015 22:56 BST
Never mind being stung by your return airfare, are you prepared for Athens in the midst of yet another general election? Be prepared for plenty more argy-bargy if you are heading into central Athens because the riot police are the one part of the Greek state which appears not to have had their funding decimated!9 Sep 2015
Well, Martyn, I’d fly Aegean and Miles&Bonus. Provided you’ll have a few extra Star Alliance flights this year, you’d reach Silver easily. And they are more generous than the crappy Miles & More…10 Sep 2015
This year, probably under LH pressure, Aegean had to increase the thresholds for Silver and Gold. That said, it remains very accessible even without Aegean flights…10 Sep 2015
@ Giampaolo – 09/09/2015 11:59 BST
I know that Skyteam is the ugly duckling of most BT readers but maybe the first reason for not flying from London to Athen for a couple a days with Skyteam is the lack of Skyteam direct flights on that route.10 Sep 2015