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Find Out Which Airlines are Members of SkyTeam

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Find Out Which Airlines are Members of SkyTeam
SkyTeam
Definition: One of the world’s largest airline alliances, SkyTeam has member airlines around the world.

Member Airlines
Aeroflot
Aeromexico
Air Europa
Air France
Alitalia
China Eastern
China Southern
Czech Airlines
Delta Air Lines
Kenya Airways
KLM
Korean Air
TAROM
Vietnam Airlines

SkyTeam expanded in 2010 and 2011 with the announcements of additional airlines that will be joining SkyTeam in the future, including ones in China, Indonesia, and Argentina. It’s expected to grow to 19 members by 2012, with a stronger network in Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. For example both Saudi Arabian Airlines and Middle East Airlines will be joining SkyTeam. The alliance also says it's continuing to consider potential partners in India and Latin America.

Future SkyTeam partners include:
China Airlines
Garuda Indonesia
Aerolíneas Argentinas
Saudi Arabian Airlines
Middle East Airlines

SkyTeam Requirements
SkyTeam members must meet the over 100 specific safety, quality, IT, and customer service standards (covering things from elite mileage recognition to lounge access) that are set by the organization. Audits of member airlines are performed to ensure requirements are being fulfilled.

SkyTeam Benefits
Benefits of flying on SkyTeam airline alliance partners include the organization's Inter-Airline Through Check-in. The Inter-Airline Through Check-in lets an agent from any SkyTeam airline assign seats and issue boarding passes for a traveler's connections on other alliance airlines. Perhaps even more important for business travelers, if you're a SkyTeam Elite Plus member, you are actually guaranteed a seat (economy class) or reservation on any SkyTeam long-haul flight, even if that flight is sold out! In order to take advantage of that perk, you need to call the airline 24 hours in advance.

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