Flights, Fares, and Flying Free
Many of us know about or have flown on one or more of the "Big Four" U.S. airlines. These are American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines.
However, what many don't know is that there are over 5,000 airlines in the world!
If you go a little deeper, you will find that most of the big airlines have been a part of one of three Air Alliances that have over 60% of the world's revenue air traffic.
These alliances are Star Alliance, Sky Team, and One World
Star Alliance is the largest and was founded by United Airlines in 1997
Sky Team is next in revenue and was founded by Delta Air Lines in 2000
One World comes in next and was founded by American Airlines in 1999
With so many options, it is easy to feel overwhelmed just thinking about having to navigate through and understand all the ins-and-outs of booking the best flights!
The good news is that you came to the right place, and the Travel Hack King Team is here to help. Ironically, the fact that there are so many airlines and these major alliances is actually a good thing! It means that the airlines are constantly competing for our business and that we have more choices and options when we decide to fly.
The alliances are also helpful in that many of them work together and have special agreements where they share flights and have overlapping frequent flyer programs.
As always, if you need help feel free to send us a message or, even better
join our insider Facebook group The King's Klub and get great advice and support from our team as well as other members who are also learning and living the dream!