Consolidating airline miles
Customers choose one of the frequent flyers programs and earn frequent flyer miles on that account.
These miles can be used to redeem on any Sky Team member.
Members of each oneworld alliance airline are able to earn and redeem miles with their airline partners – so when you're ready to redeem your miles or points for a travel award, oneworld brings you more options than ever.
In order to earn tier status within a oneworld airline's programme, a customer must travel a minimum number of flights operated by that airline.
I am doing the trip in FIRST class in Singapore airlines through Delta for 120k. I would read the promotional stuff fine print and call an airline - as recently as 2 years ago one was able to combine miles on American and USAir (I know it was, because we did it to get 4 tickets to Seattle).This information can be found on your primary frequent flyer program’s website and in the programs terms and conditions.The frequent flyer programs within Sky Team are independent and miles earned cannot be combined.Nine Sky Team members currently participate in the program: Aeroflot, Aeromexico, Air France, China Airlines, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, KLM and Korean Air.
For full terms and conditions, and details of each alliance member's participation in the Sky Team Mileage Upgrade program and bilateral agreements, please visit your frequent flyer program Web site.
In November 2008, Sky Team launched the first phase of the Sky Team Mileage Upgrades program, allowing eligible Sky Team frequent flyers on international flight itineraries to use their frequent flyer miles to upgrade to Business class on most Sky Team member airlines.