Cathay Pacific 777 Oneworld
Oneworld Plans To Introduce Alliance-Wide Upgrades

Earlier I wrote about how Alaska Airlines will be joining the oneworld alliance before the end of 2020, though that's not the only exciting change coming to oneworld, at least on paper. Cranky Flier spoke to executives of oneworld ahead of the Alaska…

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Filed Under: oneworld
Royal Air Maroc 787 Business Class 1
Royal Air Maroc Officially Joins Oneworld

The "big three" global alliances can be really helpful for frequent flyers, in terms of earning and redeeming miles, and receiving consistent benefits and recognition across airlines. However, for the most part these alliances aren't growing much anymore,…

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Filed Under: oneworld, Royal Air Maroc
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
Qatar Airways A380 Bar
Qatar Airways Likely To Announce Oneworld Withdrawal In 1-2 Months (Empty Threat?)

Qatar Airways joined the oneworld alliance in 2013, and has been threatening to leave the alliance since 2015. While the rumors have always been there, this became a frequent point of conversation again in October 2018, when Qatar Airways' CEO, Akbar…

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Filed Under: oneworld, Qatar
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
Finnair A350 Nordic Business Class 12
Excellent Business Class Fares Between Switzerland And U.S. With SkyTeam And Oneworld

As much as I love redeeming miles for premium fares, its been fantastic to see how affordable some revenue fares in business class have become in the last few years, as well as how improved so many premium products flying trans Atlantic have become.…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, oneworld
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
Srilankan Airlines A330 Business Class 03
Great Deal: $1,500 SriLankan Business Class Fares From Frankfurt To Colombo

Oneworld member SriLankan Airlines is going through a really tough time right now. They recently leased more than half of their new A330-300 fleet to Pakistan at breakeven prices just to reduce their heavy losses. Sadly, this came at a high cost: SriLankan…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, oneworld
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
Finnair Cancels Flights To One Of The Places I Most Want To Visit

Last August I wrote about how Finnair was planning on launching seasonal flights between Helsinki, Finland, and Longyearbyen, Norway. The route was scheduled to operate 3x weekly between June 1 and August 28, 2016, using an Embraer E-190 aircraft. For…

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Filed Under: Finnair, 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: Finnair, oneworld
Finnair Lounge Helsinki Airport – 38
Review: Finnair Premium Lounge Helsinki Airport

After visiting the [email protected] Lounge, I headed to the Finnair Lounge at around 5:55AM, given that it opened at 6AM. The Finnair Lounge Helsinki Airport is located between gates 36 and 37. So coming from the [email protected] Lounge I had to walk through a…

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Filed Under: Finnair, oneworld