Alaska Airlines is signing up for the oneworld alliance by 2021. This will mean the smallest of the three alliances will get a new member in the USA and Alaska will get a global partner network going forward.
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Delta has announced that they are moving forward to buy 20% into LATAM Airlines, which will also cause the South American Carrier to exit oneworld and cease to cooperate with American Airlines.
Get up to 5,000 bonus QMiles and a chance to become a Qatar Airways Privilege Club elite over fewer flights with Qatar Airways’ new signup promotion. If you’ve flown with them anytime after October 15, 2018. You may be eligible.
Want to go oneworld Emerald in just one trip? Malaysia Airlines’ new promotion can get you there effortlessly. Hurry though, this offer is valid only till October 15, 2018.
Malaysia Airlines and Qatar Airways have some crazy deals going on right now. Qatar Airways is offering 50% off to Europe, Africa and USA. Malaysia Airlines has tonnes of crazy fares (round trip to Australia for INR 1 Lakh, anyone??)
oneworld Connect, the truncated version of oneworld alliance was launched today on the sidelines of the IATA AGM in Sydney, and the first member to be drafted was Fiji Airways!
One of the many perks of holding the Citi Prestige Credit Card is the tie-up they have with BA, where members get a tier upgrade if they fly British Airways within the first year of membership. Also, they get 5000 free Avios, which is good for a short flight in most parts of the world.
Check here to see how this helps you get oneworld Emerald status.
SriLankan Airlines has created a separate lounge for their own and oneworld elite members, which is reviewed in this post. It turns out, it is the country cousin of the Serendib Lounge, which has better facilities, location and everything good about it from the looks of it.
Overnight, the details of a deal between British Airways owner IAG and the Irish Government for 25% stake sale in Aer Lingus were announced. Also, Aer Lingus is coming back into the oneworld alliance.
One of the benefits of travelling with an airline which is the member of an alliance is the fact that your benefits as an elite member span across airlines. Till so far, as a oneworld Sapphire member, you had access to the following benefits: Now, priority handling of baggage was not a guaranteed benefit for oneworld Emeralds, but most carriers would offer it anyways to Emeralds. With effect from December 1, 2014, this changes as a notified benefit to be offered to Emeralds as well as Sapphire members: Most oneworld member airlines already aim to deliver as a priority checked baggage for their own top-level frequent flyers, along with other passengers flying in First or Business Class. Now, this benefit…
It’s official. After a marred effort to have Kingfisher Airlines as a part of the oneworld alliance in 2012, the alliance finally got its first member from the Indian subcontinent today in Sri Lankan airlines. Here is a picture of the A330 in oneworld livery unveiled today, at the Hambantota Airport in Sri Lanka: [Picture courtesy: Mavis Toh on Twitter] The first scheduled flight for SriLankan’s as part of oneworld will be UL318 departing from Colombo to the Kuala Lumpur hub Malaysia Airlines at 7.45 am on May 1, 2014. SriLankan’s website states that members of oneworld airlines’ loyalty programmes will receive double the normal mileage awards/points when flying on SriLankan during the “welcome”period of May 15 to June 30,…