Yesterday, the Star Alliance turned 15. What started as five airlines coming together in 1997 to form a partnership has turned into a massive global network of 25 carriers and almost 1,300 destinations. The current CEO, Mark Schwab, made this video to celebrate the day. The alliance has also released a couple of promotions and contests, including a free trip giveaway.
The Star Alliance really is a global network of carriers. Having been a Continental flyer, I have experienced SkyTeam, and now Star Alliance, and I am amazed how much more world coverage there is in the Star Alliance. Happy 15th Anniversary to them.