AJMIA From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 709 posts, RR: 16 Posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 13018 times:
From eworld newsdesk 4/9...
New oneworld member elect to be unveiled today
A new member elect of oneworld is set to be unveiled today at a press conference hosted by the chief executives of all the alliance's member airlines in Los Angeles today. The press release will be posted on oneworld.com after the event, at midday local time, with full coverage in tomorrow's eworld news. The CEOs are in Los Angeles for the first meeting in 2008 of oneworld's Governing Board.
My guess is MX as they are the ones I have heard the most buzz on recently. But with oneworld you never know. They play things pretty close to the vest. RJ and MA were a surprise to me.
AJMIA From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 709 posts, RR: 16 Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 12966 times:
Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 1): If the announcement is coming out of LA, then MX is a pretty good guess.
Well the announcement is going to be made in LA because that is where they are holding the ow governing board meeting so I would not read too much into the location of the announcement... but I still think it is going to be MX.
AJMIA From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 709 posts, RR: 16 Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 12697 times:
Quoting Ojas (Reply 4): was just waiting when 9W formally announces it's entry into oneworld!
It may be 9W. Anybodies guess at the moment.
My ranking in order of most likely...
1. MX - It is only a matter of time.
2. SN and/or 9W - What a nice ow hub BRU would be.
3. WS - A Canadian partner is badly needed.
4. AB - A German partner would be nice and AB wants to join and alliance.
5. G3 - Brazil is a gaping hole especially after JJ moved their codeshare from AA to UA.
6. Could be another total surprise....
BrightCedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1276 posts, RR: 2 Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 12679 times:
Please let it be SN! Please!
It would make so much sense for so many reasons, one being that Skyteam is surrounding us with its European homebases and serving or planning to serve us connections by train via AMS and CDG. The other that FRA is the home of Star Alliance founder and heavyweight Lufthansa. Our local airline needs the support of a third alliance to compete better with the former two at its homebase in BRU.
And while we're at it, RJ could reopen the AMM-BRU route and I could use it to connect to BEY in AMM. And then there's what most Belgian aviation enthusiasts are dreaming of: CX opening HKG-BRU, JL opening NRT-BRU, 9W joining oneworld, SN expanding and renewing its fleet.
Oh, if it isn't SN this time I'm sure that it wouldn't be much longer down the road...
Yet, fingers crossed!
PS: Anyone knows if SN's CEO is out of office (to LA?) these few days...
Bicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 12513 times:
What an embarrassing day for AA amongst its Oneworld peers! 500 cancellations on the day it is hosting a Oneworld alliance meeting in Los Angeles. I hope none of the AA execs were flying in from DFW today on an MD-80.
Columba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 6802 posts, RR: 5 Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 12453 times:
Quoting AJMIA (Reply 9): 4. AB - A German partner would be nice and AB wants to join and alliance.
It is just a question of time when AB will join an alliance. The only thing we know for sure is it won´t be Star Alliance
It was rumored awhile that AB will start a partnership with an American carrier and most likely AA.
It will forever be a McDonnell Douglas MD 80 , Boeing MD 80 sounds so wrong
LH498 From Germany, joined May 2007, 215 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 12328 times:
More information from the mexican press, it would seem as in fact Mexicana will be OneWorld's newest member.
From newspaper Excélsior and by (beloved by our fellow mexican a.netters) Darío Célis, in spanish: http://www.exonline.com.mx/diario/columna/183966
So we have now two reliable sources, especially the first I quoted earlier, pointing to Mexicana as joining OneWorld.
Quiting the first column in reply 6: "SEÑORAS Y SEÑORES la noticia es que hoy se oficializará la próxima incorporación de Mexicana que preside Gastón Azcárraga a la alianza global de aviación oneworld."
Translation: Ladies and Gentlemen, the news is that today the upcoming incorporation of Mexicana, lead by Astón Azcárraga, to the global aviation alliance OneWorld will be made official.
AJMIA From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 709 posts, RR: 16 Reply 16, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 12237 times:
Quoting LH498 (Reply 14): Translation: Ladies and Gentlemen, the news is that today the upcoming incorporation of Mexicana, lead by Astón Azcárraga, to the global aviation alliance OneWorld will be made official.
At MIA we already work very closely with MX through the current codeshare agreement. So this will be like a couple who has been living together for several years finally deciding to tie the knot.
OK... So now we can begin the who is next speculation w/out having to consider the most obvious choice anymore
Now it makes sense to me. I was on JL12 about three weeks ago, NRT-YVR-MEX.
Of course this is a code shared flight, but I was wondering why the announcement was saying "code share flight with Mexicana xxx, and Aero Mexico xxx." I could understand one but why two of them from the same country. Well I have read the history of this route but I was suprised to hear MX in the code-share agreement now as I know it wasn't about one year ago when I took the exact same flight.
Kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8435 posts, RR: 14 Reply 24, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 11440 times:
Quoting Cricket (Reply 15): but I think it is a matter of time before 9W joins oW
in that case you would have thought that they would have signed up with JL rather than NH a couple of days ago as their partner in Japan - I think they are planning to stay away from alliances for a while yet - they had had ( and in some case have dropped ) partners from all 3 alliances
Oneworld QF/AA and recently dropped BA 2 current 'relationships' with oneworld airlines
Star LH/OS/LX/NH/SA and recently dropped TG - have also added AC as a codeshare partner but not as a FF partner - 5 current FF relationships + 1 codeshare non FF relationship with *A airlines
Skyteam KL/NW/AF current FF relationships with 3 Skyteam airlines
9W are in fact slutting around with everyone - but of the 3 alliances oneworld has the fewest current links to 9W - so I am not sure why you think it is just a matter of time until they join oneworld
Moderation in all things ... including moderation ;-)
25 Burnsie28: From what i have heard 9W is more likely to go the way of skyteam than it is Oneworld....
26 AirCop: I really can't see what Mexicana is bringing to the table that will be a strong addition to OneWorld? (FAT-GDL? just kidding) Weren't they part of the
27 ClassicLover: It probably will be as press are reporting it, but... WHY?!
28 Knightsofmalta: Now that seems very unlikely, considering TAM´s recent move closer to LH and the STAR Alliance.
29 ClassicLover: It's official - it's Mexicana - http://www.oneworld.com/ow/news/details?objectID=13465 From 2009. Still I ask... why?! I don't see how oneworld benefi
30 JBH: This is what I believe, Skyteam is currently "hunting" in Asia
31 AA1818: One World seems to have gotten over it's previous restriction of 10 members. This opens it up to any number of carriers. Hence MX isn't precluding an
32 Flyb: I think it is funny that folks up in YEG have been waiting for AA to fill the Oneworld void, and Mexicana is the one to finally do it. How would have
33 Burnsie28: Could it have something to do with the fact that Oneworld right now is getting absolutely owned by Skyteam in this region with CO, DL, NW, AM all ope
34 Kiramakora: TAM is joining Star Alliance in 2009. I thought it was official?
35 ClassicLover: I thought they were restricting it to 12... Possibly, I suppose... considering Mexico has such a huge economy, it must make sense economically - thou
36 AA767400: Thanks for adding such a constructive post that has nothing to do with the thread. But not surprised coming from a pro-UA fan like you. Back to the t
37 JAL: It's official, Mexicana is OneWorld's latest addition.
38 MHTripple7: The reason many people think that 9W is gonna join OW is because they codeshare with AA on a lot of their domestic flights out of JFK and operate out
39 RCS763AV: Access to the huge Mexican market, and much more competitiveness against Sky in the North America - Mexico market. Nice addition BTW, now BA and IB w
40 AA1818: Doesn't BA also codeshare with 9W? Now perhaps is SN (Brussels) joined One World, that would entice 9W even more so that they could get a partner in
41 MilesDependent: Certainly not what I have heard. There are talks underway but I have not seen anything official.
42 Abrelosojos: = Actually, TAM is pretty sure to be part of Star by next year. An excerpt from ATW: Star Alliance expects to make an announcement regarding a new La