Understanding Partnerships

In my last post, Let's get started in the Miles/ Points Game, I referenced that you should understand the partnerships that each of the programs have with other affiliates so you can maximize your rewards. When you fly or stay at a partner hotel or airline the miles or points can be put in your account for any of the affiliated partners. Knowledge is power and therefore here is a quick reference guide for Airline and Hotel Partners to help you get started.



Star Alliance: United, US Airways, Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Taca Airlines, Blue1, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAM Airlines, TAP Portugal, THAI, and Turkish Airlines.


One World: American, airberlin, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN, Qantas, Royal Jordanian, and S7 Airlines.


SkyTeam: Delta, Aeroflot, Aerolineas Argentinas, AeroMexico, AirEuropa, AirFrance, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, CSA Czech Airlines, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, MEA, Saudia, TAROM, and Vietnam Airlines.


Alaska Airline Partners: AirFrance, Delta, KLM, Air Pacific, Emirates, Korean Air, American Airlines, Era Alaska, LAN, British Airways, Icelandair, PenAir, Cathay Pacific, Kenmore Air, and Qantas.



Best Western Rewards: Best Western.


Club Carlson: Radisson Blu, Radisson, Park Plaza, Park Inn, Country Inn & Suites.


Hilton HHonors: Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree by Hilton, Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton, Homewood Suites, Home2 Suites by Hilton, Hilton Grand Vacations.


Hyatt Gold Passport: Park Hyatt, Andaz, Grand Hyatt Hotels, Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Place, Hyatt House, Hyatt Residence Club.


Marriott Rewards: Bvlgari Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton, The Ritz- Carlton Destination Club, JW Marriott, Edition, Autograph Collection, Renaissance Hotels, AC Hotels, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard, Springhill Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, Marriott Executive Apartments, Marriott Vacation Club, Grand Residence by Marriott.


Priority Club (InterContinental Hotel Group IHG): InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crown Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn Resorts, Staybridge Suites, and Candlewood Suites.


Starwood Hotels Preferred Guests (SPG): St. Regis, Westin, Element, The Luxury Collection, Le Meridien, W Hotels, Aloft, Sheraton, Four Points.


Wyndham Rewards: Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Wyndham Grand Collection, Wyndham Garden, TRYP, Wingate by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, Microtel by Wyndham, Dream Hotels, Plante Hollywood, Ramada Worldwide, Night, Days Inn, Super 8, Baymont Inn & Suites, Howard Johnson, Travelodge, Knights Inn.


*Note the hotels are listed in order of premium service.