Qatar leaving Oneworld?

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Yanni

Aegean Airlines - Miles & Bonus

Member since 15 Jun 2016

Total posts 46

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,114

It's not the first time AAB has threatened this, and I'm sure it won't be the last. I'd say "I'll believe it when I see it".

moa999

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jul 2011

Total posts 835

Couple of US airlines in the other alliances that AAB would also have issues with.

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

Total posts 992

Change of Qatar leaving Oneworld? I'd rate it at many, many, many thousands to one.

MarkivJ

Member since 22 Jan 2018

Total posts 11

As loose a canon as Sir Richard Branson. Like others, I’ll believe it when I see it.

flyingvisit

BA

Member since 29 Jul 2016

Total posts 34

It's not as easy as Qatar deciding they would like to join STAR and then switching over. There's a nomination and approval process by other carriers and the alliance would need to see value in Qatar's addition. I don't see support from LH, SQ nor UA. There are many remarks from AAB that should be taken lightly...such as their frequent new destination announcements!

Last editedby flyingvisit at Oct 25, 2018, 05:43 PM.

djtech

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Sep 2018

Total posts 353

He said that in 2015 too and he's still here. No harm in staying in OW. American and qantas will still try and stop Qatari regardless of alliance

autom

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 27 Oct 2018

Total posts 1

OW wouldn't lose out much if Qatar Airways does leave the alliance. Qatar doesn't treat OW status in the same regard as the rest of the alliance members.

Only passengers tracking on their a business and first class tickets are allowed access to their premium lounges. Passengers holding OW status can only use 3rd party lounges. Even the lounges that are available to OW at their home airport in Doha are substandard compare to any other OW home airports.

eminere

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 Sep 2013

Total posts 372

As loose a canon as Sir Richard Branson. Like others, I’ll believe it when I see it.

Some would say looser.

Himeno

Member since 12 Dec 2012

Total posts 290

OW wouldn't lose out much if Qatar Airways does leave the alliance. Qatar doesn't treat OW status in the same regard as the rest of the alliance members.
Only passengers tracking on their a business and first class tickets are allowed access to their premium lounges. Passengers holding OW status can only use 3rd party lounges. Even the lounges that are available to OW at their home airport in Doha are substandard compare to any other OW home airports.
The DOH lounges aren't 3rd party. They are QR lounges operated by QR.
QR has simply named the F and J lounges at DOH in such a way that only F and J pax can access said lounges (same thing that BA has done with the Concord Room/Bar), while also providing lounges called "First" and "Business" to send status pax to.

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