How the Major Star Alliance Airlines Rate for the Person Who Has Few or No Miles, But Wants to Get In the Upgrade Game Overnight

No Miles? No Points? No Problem. – April 2015 Edition

This is part three of FCF’s five-part series grading mileage programs of the three major alliances, based on how easy they make it for the novice or the person with no or not enough miles to get into the game through mileage-purchase or mileage-transfer opportunities. (You mileage vets will also find this useful.) In short, we’re grading carriers on the ease of getting miles, which FCF calls the Rapid Miles Accumulation Rating.

In January, FCF rated SkyTeam and in February one world airlines. This month Star Alliance is up; next we’ll rate non-Alliance carriers and last will be a recap of the carriers that are best at offering easy mileage access, the A-list.

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