Articles tagged “oneworld”

American Airlines and China Southern Launch Frequent Flyer Partnership

American Airlines and China Southern Launch Frequent Flyer Partnership

Grant Martin, Skift

American's loyalty members may no longer have to worry about the mixed messages coming from China Southern and its plans to join the Oneworld Alliance. With a new partnership, frequent flyers on both carriers will now be able to reap benefits — with or without China Southern playing a role in Oneworld.

4 weeks ago

Oneworld Woos Airlines to Connect With Less Than Full Membership

Oneworld Woos Airlines to Connect With Less Than Full Membership

Grant Martin, Skift

There's much to expect from Oneworld in its 20th year of service, but partners joining with Connect status may be the most interesting development to watch for.

2 months ago

Oneworld Stays Cool on China Southern Joining Alliance

Oneworld Stays Cool on China Southern Joining Alliance

Grant Martin, Skift

Oneworld executives don't seem too keen on China Southern joining the alliance any time soon, but as an alternative, the Chinese carrier may be able to join as a Connect partner. For Oneworld passengers, that will at least extend loyalty benefits to connecting flights.

2 months ago

Airbus A380 Superjumbo Has a Big Problem on Its Hands

Airbus A380 Superjumbo Has a Big Problem on Its Hands

Benedikt Kammel, Christopher Jasper and Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Too many airlines may be moving on from the Airbus A380, opting for more nimble aircraft instead. It's leading to a midlife crisis.

3 months ago

Qatar Airways Still Considering Its Oneworld Future

Qatar Airways Still Considering Its Oneworld Future

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Oneworld might have a shiny new brand identity but it should probably spend its time now trying to smooth things over with one of its key airline members.

3 months ago

Qatar Airways Doubles Down on Threat to Boycott Oneworld

Qatar Airways Doubles Down on Threat to Boycott Oneworld

Layan Odeh and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

After months of hostility with other airlines, Qatar Airways still hasn't backed down. Its president says it doesn't need Oneworld, but is that really true?

3 months ago

Qatar Airways Buys 5 Percent Stake in China Southern

Qatar Airways Buys 5 Percent Stake in China Southern

Bloomberg

Qatar Airways looks like it will continue with its airline investment strategy over the course of 2019. We should expect similar announcements during the coming months.

4 months ago

Oneworld Airline Alliance’s New Partner Opens Opportunities in Africa

Oneworld Airline Alliance’s New Partner Opens Opportunities in Africa

Grant Martin, Skift

Those who fly on American, British, and a dozen other worldwide carriers will soon get better access to Africa with a new partner joining the Oneworld alliance in 2020.

4 months ago

Royal Air Maroc Joins Oneworld Alliance to Bolster Africa Reach

Royal Air Maroc Joins Oneworld Alliance to Bolster Africa Reach

Grant Martin, Skift

Frequent flyers on American, British Airways, or one of the other 13 members of the Oneworld alliance will soon have another member to look forward to for codeshare flights and frequent flyer points. The new member will also extend the alliance's reach into Africa.

5 months ago

Alaska Airlines Hints It May Finally Join the Oneworld Alliance

Alaska Airlines Hints It May Finally Join the Oneworld Alliance

Brian Sumers, Skift

Alaska Airlines is evolving its business as it tries to think more globally. But unlike Canada's WestJet, which went out and acquired Boeing 787s, Alaska is thinking much more prudently. That's probably the right move.

5 months ago

Qatar Airways CEO Repeats Threat to Leave Oneworld Airline Alliance

Qatar Airways CEO Repeats Threat to Leave Oneworld Airline Alliance

Benjamin Katz, Bloomberg

Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker isn't happy with Qantas. With so much tension between supposed partners, how long can the current state of affairs last?

5 months ago

Qatar Airways CEO Puts Pressure on Oneworld

Qatar Airways CEO Puts Pressure on Oneworld

Grant Martin, Skift

Qatar's departure from the Oneworld alliance could translate into some trickier international flights and connections for travelers on American, British and a dozen other airlines.

6 months ago