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Who will be the next oneworld member? + New membership announcements [merged]

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When is [insert airline here] joining oneworld???
Which airlines are lined up to join?
See list below and https://www.oneworld.com/member-airlines/overview
Another useful page for official announcements is: https://www.oneworld.com/news-information/oneworldnews

Current members elect (officially announced and currently aligning processes):
AT - Royal Air Maroc
Originally Posted by oneworld.com - 05DEC18
Royal Air Maroc is expected to be implemented into oneworld in mid-2020… Its regional subsidiary Royal Air Maroc Express will join as a oneworld affiliate member at the same time.

Expected members:
EI - Aer Lingus
EI's new owners, IAG (owners of existing members BA+IB), stated before acquisition that they fully intended EI to rejoin, and have restated the intention since completing the purchase. EI has not yet been publically 'invited' by oneworld but should join eventually. When? When it's announced... When will EI become a full member of Oneworld?
Originally Posted by Willie Walsh via USA Today - 18NOV16
Walsh said it was too early to set a precise date for when Aer Lingus might officially join.
“We don’t have a specific timeline. We’re working as quickly as we can," he said.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/trave...-ceo/94064688/

PZ - LATAM Airlines Paraguay (TAM Mercosur)
An affiliate of JJ, who joined in 2014. The press release from when JJ joined said PZ would be "soon". We're still waiting: Has TAM Mercosur (PZ) joined OW by now?

Originally Posted by oneworld.com - 31MAR14
TAM's affiliate in Paraguay, TAM Airlines (TAM Mercosur), will join oneworld soon, which means that all passenger airlines in LATAM Airlines Group will be part of oneworld.
Potential members:
Well, that's what the discussion below is all about! Heard a rumour? Think oneworld should chase a particular airline to join or switch? Make your case!


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Old Oct 29, 15, 5:45 pm
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Originally Posted by IceTrojan View Post
Or perhaps OW should start actively poaching ST and *A members.
There's been talk from time to time that DL is falling out of love with KE, evidence the AA/KE codeshare on DFW-ICN. One can hope.
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Old Oct 29, 15, 6:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Gardyloo View Post
There's been talk from time to time that DL is falling out of love with KE, evidence the AA/KE codeshare on DFW-ICN. One can hope.
With JL's weakened financial position in the past few years, they may not have the clout anymore to block KE's entry. The thought did occur to me that KE was testing the waters out with that DFW flight and codeshare agreement.

I know GA just joined ST, but they would be a great addition to OW's footprint. I say give it a few years.
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Old Oct 29, 15, 8:55 pm
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Originally Posted by IceTrojan View Post
With JL's weakened financial position in the past few years, they may not have the clout anymore to block KE's entry. The thought did occur to me that KE was testing the waters out with that DFW flight and codeshare agreement.

I know GA just joined ST, but they would be a great addition to OW's footprint. I say give it a few years.
Why would JL block a KE entry to oneworld? JL and KE codeshare on almost all of the others Korea-Japan flights.
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Old Oct 29, 15, 9:50 pm
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Originally Posted by IceTrojan View Post
With JL's weakened financial position in the past few years, they may not have the clout anymore to block KE's entry. The thought did occur to me that KE was testing the waters out with that DFW flight and codeshare agreement.

I know GA just joined ST, but they would be a great addition to OW's footprint. I say give it a few years.
Genuinely curious - I'm not clear how GA would add meaningful coverage that MH/CX don't already provide to OW - presumably some destinations in Indonesia, but other than that? Surely MH would see GA as a threat/competitor in SE Asia...

Similar to how JL/KE could be seen to be strong competitors on the North America/Europe - North/East Asia market...
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Old Oct 29, 15, 10:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Himeno View Post
Why would JL block a KE entry to oneworld? JL and KE codeshare on almost all of the others Korea-Japan flights.
Codesharing is one thing. Turning ICN into a OW hub and shifting connections to Seoul would be a tangible financial hit to JL. IMO of course.

Originally Posted by scnzzz View Post
Genuinely curious - I'm not clear how GA would add meaningful coverage that MH/CX don't already provide to OW - presumably some destinations in Indonesia, but other than that? Surely MH would see GA as a threat/competitor in SE Asia...

Similar to how JL/KE could be seen to be strong competitors on the North America/Europe - North/East Asia market...
MH is barely hanging on by a thread. They're almost a non-factor at this point.

I forgot which airlines have veto power on membership. I love JL but I can see a scenario where the other OW airlines would feel it's in the best interest to the alliance to get KE into the fold, even if it's detrimental to JL.

MH... is barely hanging on by a thread.
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Old Oct 30, 15, 5:20 am
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I was gutted when Mexicana went bust but now if Interjet finally joins OW I'd be more than happy to let go of Aeromexico.
Isn't Interjet a LCC?
Any news of Mexicana coming back?
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Old Oct 30, 15, 8:27 am
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Isn't Interjet a LCC?
Air Berlin isn't far off that mark... ever been to their "lounge"?
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Old Oct 30, 15, 11:20 am
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Originally Posted by jasonbloom View Post
Isn't Interjet a LCC?
Any news of Mexicana coming back?
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Air Berlin isn't far off that mark... ever been to their "lounge"?
S7 as well.

4O runs a good operation... it's like a Mexican version of WS, and very up-and-coming. With 4O being successful and making a name for itself, and Aeromexico still around, Mexicana probably won't be resurrected.

As an aside, I was at BUD last month, and it was kinda sad to see all the MA historical aircraft on display at their airpark. RIP MA.
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Old Oct 30, 15, 2:24 pm
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Originally Posted by IceTrojan View Post
Codesharing is one thing. Turning ICN into a OW hub and shifting connections to Seoul would be a tangible financial hit to JL. IMO of course.

I forgot which airlines have veto power on membership. I love JL but I can see a scenario where the other OW airlines would feel it's in the best interest to the alliance to get KE into the fold, even if it's detrimental to JL.
I believe only the founding members have veto powers; AA, BA, CX, and QF.

As far as JL. They are a great airline. I would rank them among my top 5 of best ow carriers. They simply don't have the network and frequency they once had.

KE offers a bigger network and frequency which JL doesn't have.
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Old Nov 2, 15, 6:44 pm
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Originally Posted by jasonbloom View Post
Isn't Interjet a LCC?
Any news of Mexicana coming back?
No, they won't be back. Because of this, Mexicana is no longer flying. They cease operations in a few years ago.
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Old Nov 3, 15, 12:23 pm
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On the note of Interjet, wasn't there a bit of an unfortunate incident in MEX a few days ago? Something about a 320 being tugged right into a jetbridge, taking out the flight deck and the nose cone?
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Old Nov 3, 15, 1:16 pm
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Originally Posted by scnzzz View Post
On the note of Interjet, wasn't there a bit of an unfortunate incident in MEX a few days ago? Something about a 320 being tugged right into a jetbridge, taking out the flight deck and the nose cone?
Photos of the incident.
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Old Nov 3, 15, 1:51 pm
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On the note of Interjet, wasn't there a bit of an unfortunate incident in MEX a few days ago? Something about a 320 being tugged right into a jetbridge, taking out the flight deck and the nose cone?
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Ack, one of their SSJs too.
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Old Nov 3, 15, 4:15 pm
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Ack, one of their SSJs too.
Sorry, yes, a Sukhoi, not a 320.

That said, if they do actually join OW, hey, you could get to fly on a Russian airliner on this side of the Atlantic using miles For what that's worth!
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Old Nov 3, 15, 4:22 pm
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Sorry, yes, a Sukhoi, not a 320.

That said, if they do actually join OW, hey, you could get to fly on a Russian airliner on this side of the Atlantic using miles For what that's worth!
I'm holding my breath for a C919
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