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Which is the best frequent flyer program for the Skyteam alliance? How can you earn a maximum in miles?

Before we answer these questions, you first need to know which airlines are Skyteam members.

Skyteam members

Aeroflot, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeroméxico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern Airlines, Czech, Delta Air Lines, Garuda Indonesia, Kenya Airways, KLM, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM, Vietnam Airlines, XiamenAir


The best Frequent Flyer program for Skyteam.

The best frequent flyer program within the Skyteam alliance is FlyingBlue

For flights with Skyteam members, you will earn Award miles, and you will earn XP’s, these are the Status miles.

Status miles (XP):

  • Can only be earned through flights
  • Affect frequent flyer status

Award miles:

  • Can be collected while flying or from partners on the ground
  • Only redeemable for rewards: “free” flights, upgrades or other products


How to earn a maximum in Miles?

  • Credit Card

To start, get a credit card. Every €/£/$ you spent for your daily expenses will give you points that you can convert into Miles.

There are a lot of different credit cards available, we can’t tell you which card is the best for each country, but we can tell you that the American Express card is always a good choice.

It is for sure the best credit card if you live in Belgium, Luxembourg or France. Very often you will get a huge points/miles bonus if you apply a new credit card.

  • Flights

That’s quite obvious, you will earn Miles and XP’s when you fly with Skyteam partners.

The number of  Miles and XP’s vary depending on the price and the routing and booking class.

To make it very simple, you will earn more miles the higher the ticket price.

You will earn more XP’s the higher the booking class and for a longer routing.

To obtain Gold status you will need 180XP within 1 year. Below in the table, you can see how many XP’s you will earn for the different distances and classes.

  • Daily Expenses

Not only you should use your credit card for your daily expenses, but you should for each purchase try to earn some extra Miles.

Visit the Flyingblue E-shop, and login to your account.

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