Qatar Airways 777 Oneworld

LOT Polish & Oneworld: You Two Should Talk

Hey LOT Polish, you should really meet my friend oneworld... The first global alliance (Star Alliance) was formed in 1997, and for the first decade the concept was around, it was all the rage. However, at this point many would argue that the concept…

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Filed Under: LOT, oneworld
Alaska Airlines New Cabin 9

WOW: Alaska Airlines Joining Oneworld Alliance

This is huge news. In many ways it feels like the "global alliances" have been dying a little bit, as airlines have instead focused on codeshare agreements and joint ventures as they make sense. That's not the case across the board, though, as the oneworld…

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Filed Under: Alaska, oneworld
Latam 787 Business Class – 13

LATAM Leaving Oneworld On May 1, 2020, Earlier Than Expected

In late September 2019, one of the biggest "deals" we've seen in the airline industry in a long time happened, as Delta purchased a 20% stake in LATAM. LATAM has been in oneworld for years, and had a close partnership with American. The two airlines…

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Filed Under: LATAM, oneworld
Shenzhen Airlines A320

The Four Alliance Airlines I Haven’t Flown

Here's a topic that I thought it would be fun to revisit, which I'm sure my fellow aviation geeks will appreciate. As most of you are probably aware, there are three major global airline alliances -- oneworld, SkyTeam, and Star Alliance. Between them,…

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Filed Under: oneworld, SkyTeam
Cathay Pacific 777 Oneworld

Moscow Picked For World’s First Oneworld Lounge

In February 2019 I wrote about how the oneworld alliance was planning on opening some branded lounges. Collectively oneworld airlines already operate hundreds of lounges around the world, but the idea is that at some airports the alliance as such would…

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Filed Under: oneworld
Oneworld Lounge Lax

Oneworld Will Open Their Own Branded Lounges

Yesterday I wrote about how we were expecting big announcements from British Airways and/or oneworld today. This is because all oneworld CEOs were attending an event in London, and British Airways was also teasing that something big was coming today.…

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Filed Under: oneworld
Dublin Airport Lounge – 47

Aer Lingus To Join Oneworld Transatlantic Joint Venture

In 2015 Aer Lingus was taken over by IAG, also the parent company of British Airways and Iberia. Aer Lingus and oneworld have had quite a history so far. Aer Lingus was part of the oneworld alliance until 2006, at which point they pulled out, realizing…

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Filed Under: Aer Lingus, oneworld
Fiji Airways Business Class

Oneworld Connect: This Is Too Confusing

This June it was announced that Fiji Airways would become a oneworld Connect member. Obviously it takes a little while for this to happen, though it's now official. Yesterday Fiji Airways officially joined as a oneworld Connect member, so the benefits…

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Filed Under: Fiji Airways, oneworld
American 737

Oneworld Is Getting A New Member Airline (And Maybe More!)

It has been an interesting few weeks for the "big three" global alliances. For years these alliances were constantly adding airlines, while for the past few years there hasn't been much movement. I'd argue that largely these alliances are outdated concepts,…

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Filed Under: Alaska, oneworld
Qantas 787

Qantas CEO Encourages Qatar Airways To Leave Oneworld

Pistols at dawn! Qatar's (in)famous CEO Akbar Al Baker is known for saying all sorts of things on behalf of his airline that he doesn't mean (how's that new route to Las Vegas going?), but recently he has insisted that Qatar Airways is considering leaving…

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Filed Under: oneworld, Qantas
American 777

Aeroplan & Oneworld Are In Talks

Last week we learned that Air Canada made an offer to acquire Aeroplan, which is their spun off loyalty program. For over a decade Aeroplan has been the frequent flyer program of Air Canada, though in 2020 their contract ends. The termination of the…

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Filed Under: Air Canada, oneworld
Fiji Airways

Fiji Airways Will Join Oneworld (With A Big Catch)

Fiji Airways already partners with Qantas, Cathay Pacific and American Airlines, in different capacities. I've written before about how redeeming Qantas points for Fiji Airways business class across the Pacific is a good 'Plan B' consideration. If Fiji…

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Filed Under: Fiji Airways, oneworld
S7 Airlines

Flying S7 Airlines Through Novosibirsk…

I'm having a bit of a crisis at the moment. There are simply so many airlines I want to try that it leads to indecision, and then I end up not booking anything. While roaming around Hong Kong International Airport's gorgeous midfield concourse a couple…

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Filed Under: oneworld, Other Airlines
Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur – 39

Is British Airways’ Multi-Carrier Award Chart A Good Deal?

For this article, I am going to be examining the other Reward Charts. No, not the one you had as a child to measure good behavior but the only other logical choice: OneWorld Multi-Carrier Partner Redemption Charts. Say what? These delicate charts, vastly…

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Filed Under: Awards, Credit Cards
Chicago Delays

Oneworld Just Eliminated A Very Customer Friendly Policy

In terms of overall benefits, I consider the oneworld alliance to be all around best. That's because as a oneworld Emerald member I receive access to international first class lounges, like the Qantas First Class Lounge Sydney, Cathay Pacific First Class…

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Filed Under: oneworld
Finnair Business Class A340 – 16

Review: Finnair Business Class A340 Helsinki To London

Intra-Europe business class is usually a pretty underwhelming product. It even makes domestic first class in the US look good. On most European airlines it's simply an economy seat with a blocked middle and improved service & food. For whatever reason,…

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Filed Under: Airline Reviews, Finnair