On 1 May 2020, LATAM Airlines will leave the Oneworld alliance. As the only current Oneworld airline based in South America, this will leave a huge hole in the Oneworld alliance network. Although you'll still be able to redeem Qantas Frequent Flyer points for LATAM flights, it won't be possible to include LATAM Airlines as part of any Oneworld Explorer fare or Qantas … [Read more...]
Oneworld is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. In this category we provide tips, tricks and chat about getting the best value from oneworld airlines. For example, if you already have Qantas Silver Status you can take advantage reciprocal benefits when flying on any oneworld partner airline.
Alaska Airlines has announced that it will join Qantas in the Oneworld alliance in mid-2021. Based in Seattle, Alaska Airlines has a strong network on the U.S. west coast and flies many routes to Hawaii and Alaska. But it is primarily a short-haul airline, flying almost exclusively within the United States except for a few routes to Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. The airline … [Read more...]
In some good news for Qantas Frequent Flyer members, Oneworld has officially announced that Royal Air Maroc will join the alliance on Wednesday 1 April, 2020. The airline's regional subsidiary, Royal Air Maroc Express, will also join Oneworld on this date as an affiliate member. The Moroccan airline, based in Casablanca (airport code: CMN), announced that it will join the … [Read more...]
You may soon be able to upgrade with your Qantas Frequent Flyer points on all Oneworld airline flights, including with Qatar Airways, Japan Airlines, British Airways and American Airlines. The Oneworld alliance is currently working on a new "upgrade award" system that would allow frequent flyers with any Oneworld airline to upgrade on flights across the entire alliance. This … [Read more...]
If you want to fly with a Oneworld airline, but aren't flying to or from a Oneworld hub airport, it can be worth looking for Oneworld fifth-freedom routes. Seven of the Oneworld member airlines operate 22 fifth-freedom flights all around the world. This creates more opportunities for passengers booking a Oneworld Explorer round-the-world ticket, redeeming points for a … [Read more...]