Tools, tips, & tricks for traveling like a pro

There are three major worldwide airline alliances, including Oneworld, SkyTeam, and Star Alliance, and three regional alliances by the names of Vanilla Alliance, U-FLY, and Value Alliance. While the specific terms of alliance membership vary, they generally involve substantial cooperation, from marketing and branding to codesharing and reciprocal frequent flyer benefits.

Jump to: SkyTeam Alliance, Oneworld, Star Alliance, Value Alliance, Vanilla Alliance, U-FLY Alliance

If you've read any of the points bloggers out there, then you know just how valuable loyalty programs can be to the frequent or not-so-frequent flyer. We here at Seatlink are no stranger to the points game, regularly flying around the world in first or business for pennies on the dollar. Here we've compiled a list of the major loyalty programs, with links to their websites so you can go sign up and start earning those points!!

Brush up on your frequent flyer lingo and impress your friends and fellow flyers! Whether it's an IRROP that got you bumped to a later flight in C/J, or fellow pax behaving like gate lice before your TPAC redeye, we've got it covered.

Cash is king, but points never fail to make you feel like a king even if you're on a shoestring travel budget. Check out our curated list of the best points and travel blogs we've come across, with a brief description of what to expect when you read or subscribe to these blogs.