Star Alliance frequent flyer program Copa Airlines ConnectMiles has introduced online award booking across the Star Alliance.
You can use their search tool without logging in (or even having a Copa account).
There’s the ability to search all Star Alliance airlines, or just a single specified airline.
And they even include airlines like Singapore that the United.com website doesn’t offer.
In general I have been using Aeroplan’s website to search Star Alliance award space.
- The United site is convenient without the need to log in and with handy award calendars but it does not offer all Star airlines and its display of availability can be glitchy.
- The ANA website used to be the ‘go-to’ but it’s no longer as reliable for some Star carriers as Aeroplan.
It’s great to have another streamlined and easy to use tool at our disposal for searching space. I’ll be testing to see:
- Whether it’s as accurate as the Aeroplan website
- Whether Copa has more or less availability with some Star carriers than other members of the alliance
In the meantime, though, this is fantastic! The site does accurately reflect Lufthansa first class award space that’s available to partners. So great for searching out those visits to the First Class Terminal in Frankfurt.
And Singapore Airlines award space matches what is offered to other Star partners, rather than to Singapore Krisflyer’s own members.