Royal Air Maroc to join OneWorld? [CONFIRMED]

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  1. RooFlyer

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    Maybe after 5 December mods can remove the ? in the thread title. :)

    In this thread, there was some speculation on who would be joining oneWorld on 5 December. @moa999 first found a story about it being Royal Air Maroc , and OMAAT has supported it: More Or Less Certain: Royal Air Maroc Joining Oneworld

    It it turns out to be true, I think it will be a great addition. Here is their route map (from OMAAT):

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    Some Frequent Flyer programs put Morocco in their 'Middle East' category, so if you can get to Casablanca on the same miles to get you to the Gulf ports, then a RAM flight up to Europe should be cheap in points, compared to Gulf to Europe. Hopefully, like many of the 'minor' airlines in the alliances, they will have above-average award seat availability.

    As OMAAT notes, their B737 has proper business class seats, so flying into Europe its better than 'Eurobusiness', with a regular economy seat with the middle one blocked.

    Also a good entry into Africa.

    I flew RAM short/mod haul internationally a number of times when I had business in Morocco (economy and business) and they are quite OK.

    Unless something radical has happened, their capital city airport, Rabat, is a hole. Casablanca is their main hub and again, I hope there has been some work done, but there are many worse airports. Casablanca itself has few redeeming features for the tourist.

    Marrakesh, on the other hand ... :):)
     
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  2. moa999

    moa999 Senior Member

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    Would have better connections with oneworld if they added flights to JNB and KUL/HKG
     
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    This is good news for oneworld and me personally as I'm looking at Morocco / west Africa for the end of next year. Another airline to research ....
     
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    Yes, JNB or CPT would be good.
     
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    As it says in the article, they unfortunately won't become a full member until mid-2020. Perhaps you'll need to postpone your trip. ;)
     
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    Perhaps I should have read the article lol. I'll have a word with oneworld and get their entry fast tracked ;)
     
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  8. RooFlyer

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    <dusts off his Safar Flyer Blue membership> Wonder if those points have expired? What the hell was my password?
     
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    They are apparently adding Miami to connect to the AA hub which should provide good options on DONEs when heading to/from USA.
     
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  10. Danger

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    Good news but it's over 18 months away at best. Oneworld could be quite a different beast by then.
     
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