• LATAM to leave the Oneworld alliance

    Sep 30, 2019, 10:42 AM

    I'm sorry but I just needed somewhere to vent my shock and disbelief.It just doesn't make any sense to me. LATAM has recently been focusing on the Australian market with direct flights to both Melbourne and Sydney. What's the point of linking to these Qantas/Oneworld hubs and strengthening busine...

  • Oneworld CEO sees "new direction"

    Sep 14, 2017, 10:28 AM

    With the possible demise of Air Berlin, solving the intra-European travel puzzle will probably need to get more focus.Regarding China, from US and Australia, I think OneWorld is well positioned with Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon, along with JAL's and Malaysia's services to a number of Chinese ...

  • Similarly, Star Alliance and SkyTeam also have cornered the African market. There are very slim or no pickings of airlines for OneWorld to expand in Africa (if it wanted to). Even considering rumours of Royal Air Maroc wanting to join OW, it would still not be a convenient or direct way...

  • Star Alliance and SkyTeam both have cornered the alliance market when it comes to European airlines. Although Oneworld does have a few European airlines in its membership - Aer Lingus, Air Berlin, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia (and S7 in Russia) - they are not always convenient ...

  • With 1.5 QF points for foreign currency loads and spending and no international transaction fees (at 3% on debit and credit cards!), I find the QantasCash card to be a good companion card to my QF credit card.

  • It looks like EK is your best option, with one stop in DXB, QFF earning ability, and reliability (at least compared to MK).The only other option is QF via SYD to JNB, and then BA/Comair to MRU.There are otherwise no OneWorld carriers flying into MRU. Not even QR, which I found surprising.