Oneworld (marketed as oneworld; CRS: *O) is an airline alliance founded on 1 February 1999. The alliance’s stated objective is to be the first-choice airline alliance for the world’s frequent international travelers. Its central alliance office is in Manhattan, New York, United States. Its member airlines include American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LATAM Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines and SriLankan Airlines, plus some 30 affiliated airlines. As of October 2017, Oneworld is the third-largest global alliance in terms of passengers with more than 527.9 million passengers carried, behind Star Alliance (689.98 M)and SkyTeam (665.4 M). Its slogan is “An alliance of the world’s leading airlines working as one.”
In 2011, the alliance headquarters relocated from Vancouver, Canada, to Park Avenue in New York City, sharing premises with the local offices of a number of Oneworld member airlines including American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Japan Airlines, and Qantas.
** Smoother transfers for passengers travelling across all member airlines.
** Greater support to passengers regardless of which member airline they are travelling with.
** Greater range of round-the-world products.
** Enhanced co‑operation in the member airlines’ frequent-flyer programs to provide more rewards.
** Wider recognition and access to more airport lounges.
Oneworld’s member airlines and their affiliates served 648 destinations in 139 countries, and carried 181 million passengers with a fleet of 1,577 aircraft.
Benefits and services:-
** Premium status **
Oneworld has three premium status levels—Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald—based on the customer’s tier status in the member airline’s frequent-flyer program. Emerald status is the highest level in each member’s programme, and all of the statuses are recognised by each of the member airlines. The premium statuses have no specific requirements of their own; membership is based solely on the frequent-flyer programs of the individual member airline. Alliance benefits are only available to passengers on scheduled flights that are both operated and marketed by a member airline.
*** Alliance fares ***
Alliance fares include:
oneworld Explorer:- Prices are based on class of travel (Economy, Premium Economy where available, Business, or First) and, uniquely, the number of continents visited, rather than mileage of the overall trip, to keep journey planning as simple and flexible as possible. Flights can be on any of the Oneworld carriers. oneworld Explorer was the first multi-airline round-the-world fare bookable online.
Global Explorer:- Another round-the-world fare, but based on the distance flown. It includes some airlines that are not members of Oneworld, like members elect Qatar Airways and SriLankan, plus Aer Lingus, Air Pacific, Alaska Airlines, Bangkok Airways, Meridianafly, WestJet, and some flights operated by Air Tahiti Nui, Jetstar, South African Airlines, and Vietnam Airlines, extending the destinations covered still further.
Circle Explorer:- Similar to oneworld Explorer, but does not require travel to North or South America, so you can fly halfway around the globe and then back again, without actually circumnavigating the planet (for example, London-Hong Kong-Sydney-Johannesburg-London)
Circle Pacific:-Another Explorer variant. This one is for trips around the Pacific Ocean, covering Australia/NZ, Asia, and North and South America (for example, Los Angeles-Tokyo-Sydney-Los Angeles)
Circle Asia and South West Pacific:- Covers Northeast and Southeast Asia, as well as the Southwest Pacific.
Circle Atlantic:- Covers Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America.
Visit Passes: Offers multi-sector flights on any Oneworld carrier in a specific continent and also within Japan and Malaysia.
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