Star Alliance's website provides a comprehensive list of member airlines. To qualify as a member, airlines must comply with rigorous industry standards relating to customer service, security and technical infrastructure.
Based on these criteria, Star Alliance members are among the most respected airlines in the world.
Almost every travel destination across the world is served by at least one Star Alliance member. As of May 2015, there are 27 member airlines operating over 4,500 aircraft. Star Alliance serves over 650 million passengers every year at more than 1,300 airports in 193 countries. Member airlines include Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EVA Air, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines and United.
Travelers who fly with any Star Alliance airline in an eligible booking class on a qualifying flight can earn miles or points toward a frequent flyer program. Star Alliance Gold Status benefits include priority check-in with no charge for extra baggage, access to the Star Alliance lounge, priority baggage handling and priority boarding. Members must provide their frequent flyer number when making flight reservations or during check-in at the airport. Miles and points can be redeemed for flight awards and upgrades.
The Star Alliance network was created in 1997.