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
Finnair Business Class A340 – 3

Fantastic Oneworld Business Class Fares From Sweden To Miami

Scandinavia is a fantastic place to originate from if you are looking for cheap business class fares. For a long time Oslo was one of the best places to find cheap Qatar Airways business class fares to Asia and Australia. Right now, we're regularly seeing…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, 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 I'd argue that largely these alliances are outdated concepts,…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
Finnair Business Class A350 – 5

Review: Finnair Business Class A350 New York To Helsinki

Finnair operates out of Terminal 8 at JFK, which is the terminal primarily occupied by American. I'm starting the trip report here since my flights from Los Angeles to Dallas to New York were uneventful, and I also barely had time to use the lounge.…

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Filed Under: Airline Reviews, Finnair
Air India First Class – 15

Introduction: The Long Way Between LA And London

Welcome to my first new trip report of 2016, as my goal for this year is to sample as many new first & business class products as possible. And I'm sure you guys will agree this is a good start. ;) The way this trip came to be is sort of funny. In mid-December…

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Filed Under: Air India, American