Thus far I’ve stayed away from booking any Skyteam airlines (Garuda, Delta, KLM, Air France and the like) for a mixture of reasons, with a contributing factor being my allegiances lie with star alliance and one world at this stage. Like you all, I like to make the most of my miles and the idea of flying at all with an airline where I’m not accruing anything worthwhile I find a bit of a turn-off.
Recently though I’ve come across some good fares in business class to Europe with the likes of Air France and Garuda, so I’ve started looking into skyteam loyalty programs.
Does anyone have any experience in converting miles earned via Skyteam airlines to any star alliance or oneworld loyalty programs? Is anyone aware of any skyteam airlines who have relationships with oneworld/star alliance airlines that will allow you to transfer points between the two?
I don’t want to keep my miles/points with Garuda or KLM or whoever, just because I won’t use them. They’re better to me if I can add them to say my QFF or Krisflyer accounts, even if the transfer rates skim a bit off the top.
Thanks in advance.