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I don't know where I want to go, but I know how I want to get there! I'm looking for an efficient way to search for flights under the following criteria:

  1. Operated by any Star Alliance partner
  2. From a specified airport - in my case LHR, or set of airports such as London.
  3. A direct flight

I'm trying to find inspiration for where to go for a short vacation, hence I don't yet know the destination. Using Star Alliance gets me miles towards maintaining my status on United. Using a chosen airport because that's where I live. Choosing a direct flight because I'm looking for simplicity.

Visiting each Star Alliance partner airline's web site in turn and finding their list of direct flights is presumably possible, but seems like a lot of work.

If I knew where I was going then there are plenty of decent search engines, but for this I don't know where to start.

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Great website for this is www.flightconnections.com Select "Star Alliances" from Alliances and LHR as starting airport and you get a map of all direct Star Alliance destinations from LHR

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Google Flights is good for this, you can select non stop flight in the filter and can select Star Alliance in the filter too. Example below.

Google Flights example

If you leave the destination blank you can see destinations where you can travel. There's an example below, if you zoom out to show the whole world theres a big scrollable list on the left hand side.

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  • Thanks. I am aware of Google flights, but I think I need to know where I want to go! In your example you specify a destination. I have not been able to find a way to broaden this to "anywhere". – djna Mar 8 at 13:52
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    @djna You can leave the "where to" section blank and still filter by non stop and star alliance. – BritishSam Mar 8 at 13:53
  • @djna To broaden your travels I'd recommend at least allowing one connection – BritishSam Mar 8 at 14:03
  • @djna: The best way to get what you want from the front page of Google Flights is to enter LHR and your dates into the search box, leaving the destination blank. A world map will then pop up with possible destinations, and filters (including number of stops and airlines/alliances) will be in the upper left corner of the map.) – Michael Seifert Mar 8 at 14:07
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    @djna updated answer to show any destination, try adding a connection too for more destinations. – BritishSam Mar 8 at 14:31

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