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!
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Qatar Airways has purchased about 10% of Cathay Pacific, a transaction which was announced overnight. This brings another oneworld airline in the fold of Qatar Airways, apart from Iberia, British Airways and LATAM.
Airline status is something that frequent fliers take for granted. Unless, it comes to your rescue 13 times in a quick overseas trip that lasted less than 4 days. Here is how I learned to thank my airline status blessings.
Avios, the currency earned while flying British Airways and Iberia, is currently offering a 50% transfer bonus to Citibank customers who make a conversion. Check out all the details of the promotion and how to make it work for you.
Here is how you can get yourself at least an intra-europe flight for free just by signing up and doing some referrals. Air Berlin is offering an excellent referral program at the moment .Check in and find out.
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,…
This is just a news report at this moment, but it looks like Air India has grown tired of insisting upon Star Alliance to let them into their group, and is now using other tactics to try and get them to make up their mind. Air India’s application to join Star Alliance was put on hold at the last moment in July 2011. As per this news publication, Qatar Airways is ready to sponsor the entry of Air India into oneworld. What beats me, is that they aren’t even a full member themselves yet (will be inducted on October 30), but they’re going around promising airlines their support for membership. A senior Air India official said that Qatar had approached…