Varig Exiting Star Alliance

Won’t affect most folks, but Varig is leaving the Star Alliance as of January 31. No great loss in one sense — they’re not a particularly strong or valuable player — but Star Alliance is already really quite weak in Latin/South America (and the former loss of Mexicana was no help, either).

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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