Got Star Alliance points? Then, if you like taking Shanghai Airlines flights, you’d better use up your miles before the end of October. The airlines was taken over by China Eastern last year and will now “maintain the consistency of the new China Easten Airlines” by leaving Star Alliance and possibly joining up with SkyTeam, China Eastern’s airlines miles group of choice. Even if you don’t manage to get rid of your miles, though, I suppose you could always book through Air China. They will soon be the only airlines group here that use them.