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Oneworld adds Royal Air Maroc as its newest member

Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:39 pm

There have been a couple of articles published today stating that Oneworld is set to hold a press conference to announce a new member on the 5th December. The airline expected to announced as the new member is the North African airline Royal Air Maroc.

https://onemileatatime.com/new-oneworld-member/
https://thepointsguy.com/news/oneworld- ... air-maroc/

There have also been reports today that Alaska Airlines is considering joining OW. AS’s chief commercial officer Andrew Harrison told analysts on Tuesday “There’s a Oneworld Connect membership that we’re looking it, The whole goal here is to ensure that when people in the cities we serve travel internationally they are on our partners so they stay in our program.”

https://skift.com/2018/11/27/alaska-air ... -alliance/
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Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:24 am

Any chance this could mean OW is joined by CZ? After all with QR on the line, they need a strong contender.
 
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Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:26 am

Royal Air Moroc
 
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Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:32 am

If One World takes Alaska, they will get very strong all over the West Coast, and the Western part of Canada, with American developing LAX as a hub and Alaska being based in SEA, plus Alaska recently took over Virgin America. Oh that'll be something.
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Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:41 am

Please be Alaska. Please codeshare into CLT. I have family in the PNW, I’d fly Alaska in a heartbeat.
 
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Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:42 am

Either AK or CZ, most likely AK since CX has yet to leave OW.
 
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Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:45 am

Irehdna wrote:
Either AK or CZ, most likely AK since CX has yet to leave OW.


AirAsia is joining oneworld? Wow!
 
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Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:15 am

I think WestJet needs to join an alliance as it becomes a long haul carrier. Could this announcement include them too?
 
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Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:34 am

Lets hope no Air Asia, what do they bring to the alliance ? Malaysia Air will not support that.
 
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Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:42 am

jfk777 wrote:
Lets hope no Air Asia, what do they bring to the alliance ? Malaysia Air will not support that.
think that little fella was being snarky with the Air Asia comment as that other fella needed to write AS and not AK.

AC853 wrote:
I think WestJet needs to join an alliance as it becomes a lotng haul carrier. Could this announcement include them too?
so WestJet that has a JV with Delta.
 
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:48 am

etops1 wrote:
Royal Air Moroc


Yes as stated in the linked article!
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:00 am

Royal Air Moroc have been leaning towards joining an alliance over the last few years and everytime it has been brought up Oneworld has always been at the forefront of those discussions so it would not surprise me in the slightest if they eventually announced their decision in doing so.

Alaska will be a great addition to Oneworld as well and would cover a large area currently not covered by the alliance but in saying that so would Westjet but if there is an announcement by Oneworld implying that as well as Royal Air Moroc joining and another north American carrier will be eventually joining as well my bet would be on Alaska Airlines especially as Westjet seem to have been getting closer to Skyteam recently.

Royal Air Moroc has a large west African network that will work perfectly for Oneworld.

PS there is already another thread discussing Alaska possibly joining Oneworld.
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:56 am

AC853 wrote:
I think WestJet needs to join an alliance as it becomes a long haul carrier. Could this announcement include them too?


Westjet is much more likely to join Sky Team, since they are now in a serous relationship with Delta. I don't see WestJet going to One World, unless they break up with Delta which I don't see happening, because remember about a year ago they ended all codeshare agreements with American.
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:02 am

I have to wonder if AT will finally decide to fly to South Africa (that's the one major gap in their African network). At JFK, would AT stay at T1 or would they move to T7 or T8, where most oneworld airlines are (except for JL, which is a part-owner of the Terminal 1 Group). This fills a huge gap in the oneworld network. If AT finally decides to fly to JNB, they could likely get a codeshare with BA (MN) for local feed (MN flights operating for BA have BA flight numbers in the 6000 series range).
 
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:10 am

CZ has sighted an interest in joining OW

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/tra ... e-carriers
 
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Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:15 am

Would it kill anyone to actually use the airline name instead of their two letter code? Many of us have no idea outside of the major US carriers.
 
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:43 am

Considering that 99% of people on this site use the airline code that's a huge thing to ask to be honest with you.

I have to admit that a majority of users do actually know what the airline code is or at least have a reasonable guess at it!

Airline codes can sometimes be three digits and the use of numbers as well as they are not all two letter codes.

Although I think that you might be highly generalising when you state that ''many of us have no idea outside of the US major carriers'' I think they probably do!

If in doubt there is always Google or just go to http://www.world-airport-codes.com

Would it kill anyone to actually use the airport name instead of the three letter code :-)

The same thing though could be asked about those from the USA that continually use airport codes that hardly any of us know or are aware of or haven't even seen before outside of the United States of America.

It's a two way thing and this site is international not American-centric as most assume!

I must admit that it was far easier on airliners.net when we were able could see the codes when using the cursor over them, I honestly don't understand why that facility is no longer as it made life a lot easier.
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:47 am

TTailedTiger wrote:
Would it kill anyone to actually use the airline name instead of their two letter code? Many of us have no idea outside of the major US carriers.

Hey TTailedTiger, you can use address: http://www.iata.org/publications/Pages/code-search.aspx

You can put in the two letter code and it will tell you the airline. I used it to build a quick reference list. Btw, code CZ is China Southern
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:49 am

TTailedTiger wrote:
Would it kill anyone to actually use the airline name instead of their two letter code? Many of us have no idea outside of the major US carriers.


This website used to have this great feature where you could hover your mouse over the codes and the full name would pop up in a window! I think this worked for airport codes as well. Sadly, some attempt was made to modernized the site and this feature was lost.
 
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Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:22 am

Aside from the obvious CZ, AS, or AT, it could be IG or EI, too. I believe EI has to join OW if it wants to join the TATL JV.
 
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:51 am

Most people do NOT have their money on China Southern. People here think AT. Over at OMAAT they think PR. Why isn't CZ being considered? I don't suppose CX can block CZ from joining.
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:17 am

VTCIE wrote:
Most people do NOT have their money on China Southern. People here think AT. Over at OMAAT they think PR. Why isn't CZ being considered? I don't suppose CX can block CZ from joining.


I believe all 4 Founding members have to agree. AA/BA/CX/QF. There is no way CX would be up for CZ based practically next door in Guangzhou. I can’t see that happening.
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:15 am

george77300 wrote:
VTCIE wrote:
Most people do NOT have their money on China Southern. People here think AT. Over at OMAAT they think PR. Why isn't CZ being considered? I don't suppose CX can block CZ from joining.


I believe all 4 Founding members have to agree. AA/BA/CX/QF. There is no way CX would be up for CZ based practically next door in Guangzhou. I can’t see that happening.


This has been discussed ad nauseum but they really don't compete as much as the geography would indicate and the Pearl River Delta has 120 million people that are rapidly hitting middle class status. Especially with the new bridge opening, getting more people loyal to OW is may not be a terrible strategy.
 
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:15 pm

Aer Lingus and China Southern are both going to join eventually.
 
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Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:51 pm

LupineChemist wrote:
Aside from the obvious CZ, AS, or AT, it could be IG or EI, too. I believe EI has to join OW if it wants to join the TATL JV.


Detroit313 wrote:
Aer Lingus and China Southern are both going to join eventually.

The EI CEO begs to differ.

Aer Lingus CEO: 'No plans to join oneworld'
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/todayinthesky/2017/11/15/aer-lingus-ceo-no-plans-join-oneworld/865526001/

Now, however, Aer Lingus' appears to have put oneworld membership on the back burner while it instead prioritizes entering into the trans-Atlantic joint-venture partnership currently in place between American, British Airways, Iberia and Finnair.


It might be more likely with OW Connect as an option, but there's been little heard about that.
 
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Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:58 pm

Cunard wrote:
Royal Air Moroc have been leaning towards joining an alliance over the last few years and everytime it has been brought up Oneworld has always been at the forefront of those discussions so it would not surprise me in the slightest if they eventually announced their decision in doing so.

Alaska will be a great addition to Oneworld as well and would cover a large area currently not covered by the alliance but in saying that so would Westjet but if there is an announcement by Oneworld implying that as well as Royal Air Moroc joining and another north American carrier will be eventually joining as well my bet would be on Alaska Airlines especially as Westjet seem to have been getting closer to Skyteam recently.

Royal Air Moroc has a large west African network that will work perfectly for Oneworld.

PS there is already another thread discussing Alaska possibly joining Oneworld.


FYI, it’s Royal Air Maroc, not Royal Air Moroc
 
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Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:35 pm

RAM is coming to BOS? A cool new tail at Logan to be sure, but a head-scratcher at the same time. But the 'little' 787-8 might enable them to make a go of it, perhaps 3x weekly or somesuch.
 
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Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:01 pm

RAM is coming to Boston?

Are you telling us that with the ''IS'' or are you asking us that with the ''?''

There has been no announcement regarding RAM starting Casablanca to Boston and if there had been I'm sure that there would be a dedicated thread regarding that because this thread is about Oneworld and a possible new member joining on the 05 Dec 2018 and not about possible new routes by RAM.

RAM fly from Casablanca to New York JFK with a B6 codeshare onwards to Boston.

RAM do not or have not announced Boston as being a direct non stop from Casablanca.

But this is all off topic isn't it regardless of the fact that we're mentioning Royal Air Maroc, as the discussion is not about possible new routes for the airline with the ''little'' B787-8 but the possibility or probability of them joining Oneworld with an official announcement being made on the 05 December 2018.
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:10 pm

airzim wrote:
Cunard wrote:
Royal Air Moroc have been leaning towards joining an alliance over the last few years and everytime it has been brought up Oneworld has always been at the forefront of those discussions so it would not surprise me in the slightest if they eventually announced their decision in doing so.

Alaska will be a great addition to Oneworld as well and would cover a large area currently not covered by the alliance but in saying that so would Westjet but if there is an announcement by Oneworld implying that as well as Royal Air Moroc joining and another north American carrier will be eventually joining as well my bet would be on Alaska Airlines especially as Westjet seem to have been getting closer to Skyteam recently.

Royal Air Moroc has a large west African network that will work perfectly for Oneworld.

PS there is already another thread discussing Alaska possibly joining Oneworld.


FYI, it’s Royal Air Maroc, not Royal Air Moroc


Yes I absolutely should have known better, what a stupid mistake on my behalf especially having flown with the airline eight times, many thanks for pointing that out to me as it's very much appreciated.
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:41 pm

AC853 wrote:
I think WestJet needs to join an alliance as it becomes a long haul carrier. Could this announcement include them too?


Highly unlikely since WestJet has strong ties with SkyTeam. They're in a joint venture with Delta and Air France-KLM.
 
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:43 pm

Detroit313 wrote:
Aer Lingus and China Southern are both going to join eventually.


You most certainly do not know that to be true.
 
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:15 pm

Seems like all signs now point to RAM joining as a full member.
 
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:24 pm

Cunard wrote:
RAM is coming to Boston?

Are you telling us that with the ''IS'' or are you asking us that with the ''?''

There has been no announcement regarding RAM starting Casablanca to Boston and if there had been I'm sure that there would be a dedicated thread regarding that because this thread is about Oneworld and a possible new member joining on the 05 Dec 2018 and not about possible new routes by RAM.

In the TPG article linked at the top of the page, in the section where it discusses routes to N. America, it states, "Miami will be added next April and Boston in July, according to the airline."
Clearly, there is a viable discussion as to if BOS will be added.

Funny, because earlier you posted "You were obviously far too lazy not have read the linked articles!"
It was a linked article, and YOU clearly were "far too lazy not have read the linked articles!"
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:49 pm

Another clue is that RAM is starting Amman and Miami in 2019.
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:57 pm

NickolayAv wrote:
Cunard wrote:
RAM is coming to Boston?

Are you telling us that with the ''IS'' or are you asking us that with the ''?''

There has been no announcement regarding RAM starting Casablanca to Boston and if there had been I'm sure that there would be a dedicated thread regarding that because this thread is about Oneworld and a possible new member joining on the 05 Dec 2018 and not about possible new routes by RAM.

In the TPG article linked at the top of the page, in the section where it discusses routes to N. America, it states, "Miami will be added next April and Boston in July, according to the airline."
Clearly, there is a viable discussion as to if BOS will be added.

Funny, because earlier you posted "You were obviously far too lazy not have read the linked articles!"
It was a linked article, and YOU clearly were "far too lazy not have read the linked articles!"


Yeah...exactly. How horrid of me to comment on a linked article that was in the original post.
 
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:05 pm

AC853 wrote:
I think WestJet needs to join an alliance as it becomes a long haul carrier. Could this announcement include them too?

They have a joint venture with Delta. If they join any alliance it will be SkyTeam.
 
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:06 pm

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TTailedTiger wrote:
Would it kill anyone to actually use the airline name instead of their two letter code? Many of us have no idea outside of the major US carriers.


This website used to have this great feature where you could hover your mouse over the codes and the full name would pop up in a window! I think this worked for airport codes as well. Sadly, some attempt was made to modernized the site and this feature was lost.




That was a great feature on here back in the day. Whoever is now running this site needs to bring it back, it would help everyone and it probably is not that hard to do. You are correct, It worked for airline codes and city codes.
 
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Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:45 pm

If it indeed ends up being RAM, that is excellent news for OW who have long played from far behind in Africa. Alaska Airlines would of course be a very good get for the North American market, overall adding Royal Air Maroc would be more significant in terms of the OW global network, in my opinion of course.
 
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:50 am

chrisnh wrote:
NickolayAv wrote:
Cunard wrote:
RAM is coming to Boston?

Are you telling us that with the ''IS'' or are you asking us that with the ''?''

There has been no announcement regarding RAM starting Casablanca to Boston and if there had been I'm sure that there would be a dedicated thread regarding that because this thread is about Oneworld and a possible new member joining on the 05 Dec 2018 and not about possible new routes by RAM.

In the TPG article linked at the top of the page, in the section where it discusses routes to N. America, it states, "Miami will be added next April and Boston in July, according to the airline."
Clearly, there is a viable discussion as to if BOS will be added.

Funny, because earlier you posted "You were obviously far too lazy not have read the linked articles!"
It was a linked article, and YOU clearly were "far too lazy not have read the linked articles!"


Yeah...exactly. How horrid of me to comment on a linked article that was in the original post.


Well in that case perhaps it needs it's own thread rather than discussing it here!
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Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:58 pm

LupineChemist wrote:
george77300 wrote:
VTCIE wrote:
Most people do NOT have their money on China Southern. People here think AT. Over at OMAAT they think PR. Why isn't CZ being considered? I don't suppose CX can block CZ from joining.


I believe all 4 Founding members have to agree. AA/BA/CX/QF. There is no way CX would be up for CZ based practically next door in Guangzhou. I can’t see that happening.


This has been discussed ad nauseum but they really don't compete as much as the geography would indicate and the Pearl River Delta has 120 million people that are rapidly hitting middle class status. Especially with the new bridge opening, getting more people loyal to OW is may not be a terrible strategy.


I think an important aspect to consider is that 17.5% of CX is owned by CA and another 17.5% owner by CITIC, essentially meaning the Chinese government owns 35% of CX. We also see CX getting quite close to some Star Alliance members in recent years (LH, NZ, AC). Further, we also see CX stock price at historic low compared to 3 years ago. If we also consider that in recent years, there has been a separatist movement in Hong Kong and the Chinese central government is trying to counter that by bringing Hong Kong, both culturally and financially, closer to Mainland China as a whole (see the new High Speed Rail), it seems reasonable for CA to increase its ownership of CX (or possibly even execute a take over from Swire) at this point in time, with both clear political and financial goals - bringing the iconic carrier (sometimes still thought of as a symbol of British influence in Hong Kong) under Chinese control and give CA control over the highly desired HK market. Therefore, this could lead to CX not objecting to CZ joining oneworld so that it can prepare for its own departure and other deals with CA.

Again I'm just speculating here and I'm not saying all these would happen on Dec 5th or if CZ joins oneworld its because of politics. I just think when considering the future of CX we should take all these factors into account.
 
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Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:17 am

I think CZ (China Southern) could join oneworld some day, but probably not now. I assume that Star has some sort of non-compete/alliance jump clause that might have a contract waiting period to join another alliance, as Mexicana faced. MX left Star but had to wait at least a year before joining OW.
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Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:53 am

Wingtips56 wrote:
I think CZ (China Southern) could join oneworld some day, but probably not now. I assume that Star has some sort of non-compete/alliance jump clause that might have a contract waiting period to join another alliance, as Mexicana faced. MX left Star but had to wait at least a year before joining OW.


If I remember correctly, CO left SkyTeam and joined *A the next day.
 
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Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:49 am

Cunard wrote:
Considering that 99% of people on this site use the airline code that's a huge thing to ask to be honest with you.

I have to admit that a majority of users do actually know what the airline code is or at least have a reasonable guess at it!

Airline codes can sometimes be three digits and the use of numbers as well as they are not all two letter codes.

Although I think that you might be highly generalising when you state that ''many of us have no idea outside of the US major carriers'' I think they probably do!

If in doubt there is always Google or just go to http://www.world-airport-codes.com

Would it kill anyone to actually use the airport name instead of the three letter code :-)

The same thing though could be asked about those from the USA that continually use airport codes that hardly any of us know or are aware of or haven't even seen before outside of the United States of America.

It's a two way thing and this site is international not American-centric as most assume!

I must admit that it was far easier on airliners.net when we were able could see the codes when using the cursor over them, I honestly don't understand why that facility is no longer as it made life a lot easier.


But if somebody is using the wrong code, and that happens rather often, it looks sometimes dam silly. Not everybody even gets the USA airlines right, as this thread shows. Altogether just silly grandstanding instead of being informative. Use the name of the airline at least once in a post, before the poor fingers get tired from typing, than you can use the code and everybody realizes what airline somebody is talking about even if he gets the code wrong.
 
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Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:50 am

Aer Lingus, China Southern and Alaska will join too at some point after RAM.
 
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Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:30 am

Could Interjet be the rumored North American airline?
 
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Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:18 am

rrapynot wrote:
Could Interjet be the rumored North American airline?


Considering that it's already being discussed and in great detail on this thread and the fact it's more or less 99.99% confirmed that it's going to be Alaska Airlines what would a rather irrelevant airline such as Interjet bring to the Oneworld alliance!
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Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:09 am

Cunard wrote:
rrapynot wrote:
Could Interjet be the rumored North American airline?


Considering that it's already being discussed and in great detail on this thread and the fact it's more or less 99.99% confirmed that it's going to be Alaska Airlines what would a rather irrelevant airline such as Interjet bring to the Oneworld alliance!


Just playing devil’s advocate for a second, Oneworld did have Mexicana, so having a Mexican based airline isn’t so irrelevant.
 
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Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:55 am

Irehdna wrote:
Either AK or CZ, most likely AK since CX has yet to leave OW.

If you think Air Asia are joining oneworld you must be dreaming
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Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:05 am

cedarjet wrote:
Irehdna wrote:
Either AK or CZ, most likely AK since CX has yet to leave OW.

If you think Air Asia are joining oneworld you must be dreaming

You must be dreaming, given all the furore over IATA codes vs. airline names that has taken place in this thread.
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Re: Rumour: Oneworld to add new member 05DEC18

Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:07 am

Obzerva wrote:
Cunard wrote:
rrapynot wrote:
Could Interjet be the rumored North American airline?


Considering that it's already being discussed and in great detail on this thread and the fact it's more or less 99.99% confirmed that it's going to be Alaska Airlines what would a rather irrelevant airline such as Interjet bring to the Oneworld alliance!


Just playing devil’s advocate for a second, Oneworld did have Mexicana, so having a Mexican based airline isn’t so irrelevant.


In no way was MEXICANA an irrelevant airline, they were one of worlds oldest airlines with a fairly good network and a modern fleet with an excellent reputation, the airline just before it's bankruptcy even flew from MEX to LGW.

MEXICANA was an excellent addition to Oneworld when it joined the alliance and it was an absolute shame how the airline ceased operations as it did.

My initial comment was not about the fact that INTERJET was a Mexican airline it was about the fact that they are a rather irrelevant little airline, also my comment was not about the fact that Oneworld previously had a Mexican airline but my comment was about INTERJET and that as an airline what would they offer, absolutely nothing to the Oneworld Alliance in terms of scale and network.

The small and rather irrelevant Mexican airline INTERJET is in no way a comparison to the former and once great Mexican airline that was MEXICANA.
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