A collection of Star Alliance transatlantic routes

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  1. Wandering Aramean
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    Seems to me that, in the interest of being able to more easily find awards, having a listing of all the long-haul routes, by alliance and region, would be useful. And I haven’t ever found a good collection of them so I decided to start building one. Shocking, right??
    I’m sure you’ll also be shocked to learn that I started with Star Alliance and the transatlantic (TATL) routes. I’m defining TATL in this context as between North America and Europe. I know there are more flights than just these but I’m going to have a series of posts in the coming days breaking it down and adding to the collection. And I had to start somewhere. So here it is.
    There are, by my count,
    172
    173 route/carrier combinations across the North Atlantic Ocean operated by one of the thirteen Star Alliance members with at least one flight in the regions. Some are seasonal but, if you’re looking for seats, this is probably a good place to start.
    Putting them all on a single map is actually pretty useless, other than just to show how massive the coverage footprint is:
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    To make it slightly more useful here’s a collection of maps split up by carrier. Still sortof sloppy in some cases, but better.
    Air Canada

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    Lufthansa

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    Air New Zealand, Austrian, LOT

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    Singapore Air, TAP Air Portugal, Turkish Airlines, Brussels Airlines

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    US Airways

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    United Airlines

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    Swiss, SAS

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    And, if you prefer the data in a less graphical format, it is also available in a table format here.
    If you can see any I’ve missed let me know and I’ll update the tables.
    Unique North American Gateways:

    • ATL
    • BOS
    • CLT
    • DEN
    • DFW
    • DTW
    • EWR
    • IAD
    • IAH
    • JFK
    • LAX
    • LAX
    • MCO
    • MEX
    • MIA
    • ORD
    • PHL
    • SEA
    • SFO
    • YEG
    • YHZ
    • YOW
    • YUL
    • YVR
    • YYC
    • YYT
    • YYZ
    Unique European Gateways:

    • AMS
    • ARN
    • ATH
    • BCN
    • BFS
    • BRU
    • CDG
    • CPH
    • DME
    • DUB
    • DUS
    • EDI
    • FCO
    • FRA
    • GLA
    • GVA
    • HAM
    • IST
    • LGW
    • LHR
    • LIS
    • MAD
    • MAN
    • MUC
    • MXP
    • OPO
    • OSL
    • SNN
    • STR
    • TXL
    • VCE
    • VIE
    • WAW
    • ZRH

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  2. Good work and a good idea. But bear in mind that many of the routes are also code shares between partners. For instance YUL/ZRH is operated by Swiss but is a code share with both AC and LH. That being said you can get an award on any of the partners programs and still get on that metal.
     
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    I'd love to see a *A program which books awards on partner codes; I don't know of any today. If you want an award on LX metal then you have to book on the LX flight number.
     
  4. I don't think that's correct. I was looking at some flights today on AE and they were giving me AC numbered flights on either EVA or CA metal.
     
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    That would make Aeroplan the only example I know of where that works. Care to provide specifics? I'd love to see it in action. The part where EVA isn't listed as a codeshare partner of AC (http://www.aircanada.com/en/travelinfo/airport/codeshare.html) since that agreement was terminated in 2010 also makes me wonder what you're seeing which shows that.
     

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