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

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 Aug 9, 19, 2:17 pm
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Just reading an article on worldairlinenews.com that says from 4th June 2020 AA will start a 3 x weekly service from PHL - CMN, AA's first destination in Africa. However, the article also says the following: "Vasu Raja, American's Vice President of Network and Schedule Planning "We look forward to working with Royal Air Maroc when they join oneworld in January""
Does this mean RAM will be flying as oneworld by January? Or a mistake?
Mid 2020 in link--->https://www.oneworld.com/news/royal-...-join-oneworld
Probably an error. New airlines tend to take longer to join OW, not less.
For example FJ seems to have not yet be fully integrated as OW connect partner
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Old Aug 9, 19, 3:06 pm
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Originally Posted by Mwenenzi View Post
Mid 2020 in link--->https://www.oneworld.com/news/royal-...-join-oneworld
Probably an error. New airlines tend to take longer to join OW, not less.
For example FJ seems to have not yet be fully integrated as OW connect partner
Also thought it was surprising. When I read AA were starting flights in June, my thought was "ah to coincide with AT joining" as I had also read the "mid-2020" posts. Just was surprised that they wrote January and wondered if there was something I had missed.
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Old Aug 10, 19, 3:10 am
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Originally Posted by wijibintheair View Post
Also thought it was surprising. When I read AA were starting flights in June, my thought was "ah to coincide with AT joining" as I had also read the "mid-2020" posts. Just was surprised that they wrote January and wondered if there was something I had missed.
Probably January is when the other OW airlines will begin to sit down with AT to plan out all their codeshares, interlining, etc. There's a huge amount of details to work out and maybe that is what the AA Network VP is referring to.
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Old Aug 10, 19, 9:09 pm
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There is a difference between full OW membership and selective code share agreements. But as long as you fly on the correct airline flight code your FF membership point count will increase....

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Old Aug 11, 19, 7:40 am
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Originally Posted by Mwenenzi View Post
For example FJ seems to have not yet be fully integrated as OW connect partner
CX and BA members still can't earn on FJ yet.
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Old Aug 11, 19, 7:45 am
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There is a difference between full OW membership and selective code share agreements. But as long as you fly on the correct airline flight code your FF membership point count will increase....

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Umm...for the most part, if you are flying on a code-share flight where the marketing carrier is not your home carrier (but a oneworld member), the operating carrier needs to also be a oneworld carrier for the flight to be mileage-eligible. There are some exceptions (e. g., CX members can earn on AA*/AS and BA members can earn on QF*), but this is generally the case. Until AT officially joins oneworld and unless specific exceptions are announced, a flight operated by AT but marketed by a oneworld carrier will not earn miles for oneworld FF members.
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Old Aug 11, 19, 12:12 pm
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Had a lovely chat with AS flight attendant and among other curious things she told me Alaska is almost certain to join as a Connect member in the next year or two. This surprised me given the state of relations between AS and AA, but the said attendant was quite adamant joining *O was on the AS roadmap. Anyone else heard this rumor?
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Old Aug 11, 19, 2:56 pm
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Originally Posted by luitje View Post
Had a lovely chat with AS flight attendant and among other curious things she told me Alaska is almost certain to join as a Connect member in the next year or two. This surprised me given the state of relations between AS and AA, but the said attendant was quite adamant joining *O was on the AS roadmap. Anyone else heard this rumor?
A flight attendant.
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Old Aug 11, 19, 8:09 pm
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Originally Posted by ernestnywang View Post
Umm...for the most part, if you are flying on a code-share flight where the marketing carrier is not your home carrier (but a oneworld member), the operating carrier needs to also be a oneworld carrier for the flight to be mileage-eligible. There are some exceptions (e. g., CX members can earn on AA*/AS and BA members can earn on QF*), but this is generally the case. Until AT officially joins oneworld and unless specific exceptions are announced, a flight operated by AT but marketed by a oneworld carrier will not earn miles for oneworld FF members.
True but for AA members with AA codeshares - not a problem.... And given one end of the code share is likely in the USA....


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Old Aug 11, 19, 9:16 pm
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Originally Posted by wandering_fred View Post
True but for AA members with AA codeshares - not a problem.... And given one end of the code share is likely in the USA....


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Yes, only for home carrier members.
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Old Aug 13, 19, 5:28 pm
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What is the status of FJ for purposes of rtw tickets?
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Old Aug 14, 19, 5:53 am
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What is the status of FJ for purposes of rtw tickets?
FJ cannot be used on the Oneworld Explorer ticket
It can be used on the Global Explorer ticket
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Old Sep 7, 19, 12:37 pm
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AT is launching their PEK flight in January. They are getting to be a serious airline!

https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/201...-pekin-flight/
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Old Sep 10, 19, 2:42 pm
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AT is launching their PEK flight in January. They are getting to be a serious airline!

https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/201...-pekin-flight/
I'm guessing they will fly to PKX instead of PEK (if they care about OW).
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I'm guessing they will fly to PKX instead of PEK (if they care about OW).
It is PKX. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38...from-jan-2020/
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