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New Oneworld Member Elect To Be Unveiled Today: MX  
User currently offlineAJMIA From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 733 posts, RR: 15
Posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 14278 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


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User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5126 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 14274 times:

If the announcement is coming out of LA, then MX is a pretty good guess.


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User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2968 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 14276 times:

Shucks I thought 9W was going to be signing up!


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User currently offlineAJMIA From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 733 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 14226 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.

If not MX my second guess is SN.

AJMIA



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User currently offlineOjas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2977 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 14230 times:

Same here , was just waiting when 9W formally announces it's entry into one wrold!


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User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11711 posts, RR: 62
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 14179 times:



Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 1):
If the announcement is coming out of LA, then MX is a pretty good guess.

That was my first thought as well, and Mexicana would certainly make perfect sense. But, as others have said, it may actually have nothing to do with L.A. - as that is where the CEOs are meeting.

If not Mexicana, then my prediction is either Jet or China Eastern.

But who knows - it may be a total shocker that nobody expects - like Alaska/Horizon! (Dreaming, I know...)


User currently offlineLH498 From Germany, joined May 2007, 215 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 13990 times:

According to Mexican newspaper El Universal it is in fact Mexicana.
Link only in Spanish: http://www.eluniversal.com.mx/columnas/70828.html


Good for MX for joining a global alliance once again, hopefully it will be a good and long lasting relationship!!


User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 13977 times:



Quoting Commavia (Reply 5):
If not Mexicana, then my prediction is either Jet or China Eastern.

Mexicana does make sense but personally I would like to see Jet airways join the oneworld contingent

lets just wait for the news



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User currently offlineAvek00 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4391 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 13979 times:

My five guesses:

1. WestJet
2. TAM
3. Etihad
4. China Eastern
5. Jet



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User currently offlineAJMIA From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 733 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 13957 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....

AJMIA



Lady it's a jet... not a kite.
User currently offlineBrightCedars From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 1289 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 13939 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...



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User currently offlineMAN23R From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2007, 256 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 13821 times:

im going for easyjet, its a cert!

 Smile


User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 13773 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.

User currently offlineColumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7073 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 13713 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  Smile
It was rumored awhile that AB will start a partnership with an American carrier and most likely AA.



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User currently offlineLH498 From Germany, joined May 2007, 215 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 13588 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.


User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2968 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 13492 times:

Well the indications are that it is MX this time, but I think it is a matter of time before 9W joins oW


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User currently offlineAJMIA From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 733 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 13497 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.

Welcome MX!

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  Smile



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User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2501 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 13493 times:



Quoting LH498 (Reply 14):
More information from the mexican press, it would seem as in fact Mexicana will be OneWorld's newest member.

While MX is a interesting addition, OneWorld needs to grow in Europe, Asia and Africa...

Jet, SN, AB and ET would be great.



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User currently offlineZuluLima From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 323 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 13358 times:

So does this mean we can expect more flights/larger aircraft to serve DFW? Seems like a natural place to expand with the monster AA hub.


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User currently offlineKtachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1794 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 13181 times:



Quoting LH498 (Reply 6):
MX

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.



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User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 13159 times:



Quoting AJMIA (Reply 9):
. SN and/or 9W - What a nice ow hub BRU would be.

This may make a lot of sense also especially as OpenSkies is starting the JFK-BRU route shortly. I know EC wont be part of Oneworld but it will give them lots of options if any flights were to cancel



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User currently offlineSKY1 From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 879 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 12848 times:

Congratulations for both, Mexicana & oneworld  Smile

It makes even more important the OW network in North America and Latin America.



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User currently offlineA380US From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 12827 times:



Quoting Cricket (Reply 2):
Shucks I thought 9W was going to be signing up!

There relationship with AA is still young.



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User currently offlinePRAirbus From Puerto Rico, joined Apr 2005, 1139 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 12775 times:

MEXICANA, MEXICANA, MEXICANA, MEXICANA...I hope it is!

User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8572 posts, RR: 13
Reply 24, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 12700 times:
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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



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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 Post contains links 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
43 Yflyer : What alliance were they in previously?
44 Abrelosojos : = * Cheers, A.
45 Blr2Syr : I think 9w and SN can form a powerful alliance. If SN provdies the legs in europe and africa to 9w - North America system it would be a win-win for bo
46 BlueFlyer : 9W and SN will join One World before the end of the year. They may not do it together, 9W may be the first to jump, but they will end up in the same a
47 Edelag : Great for MX, I am really happy for them. Their codeshare with AA has been useful for both of them, no wonder why AA helped them join.
48 SQ452 : Correct me if I am wrong but is MX the first member to have been in both Star and OneWorld at some point or another? Years back they were in Star, th
49 KAA330 : ill make some guesses 1.MX 2.SN 3.9W 4.WJ 5.MU 6.AB 7.MH 8.Mystery airline(EI,EK,AS,FL,HA,B6 etc)
50 LH498 : And I if they will remain partners with LH Although LH seems not to partner with anybody of any rival alliance
51 Conti764 : I wass thinking the same thing yesterday when I heard the new about MX joing OW. I don't think SN will stand a chance anymore to enter Oneworld since
52 Conti764 : I don't think so. Maybe 9W can join Oneworld, but SN would only make a chance as a small affiliate member to the alliance.
53 AIR MALTA : SN is bigger than RJ and MA... So i don't think SN would accpet to be an affiliate member. To me OneWorld still lacks big carriers and is losing grou
54 Ghost77 : AA, MX, JL and LA are the most benefited here. MX is Mexico's LARGEST airline in terms of passenger flown abroad and overall. MX/QA carried over 11.2
55 AA1818 : Correct me if i'm wrong, but surely One World has to get over the member restriction of 12 airlines if it is to compete with Sky and Star? It currentl
56 Kiwiandrew : I think perhaps you meant to say China and India rather than China and Japan?
57 Qantas787 : I am definitely NOT flying on MX's 757 because according to their web site they only have 1 pilot and 1 flt attendant. Doesn't sound like a quality OW
58 Ronerone : Welcome on Board Mexicana! Now im just waiting for 9W's turn! Regards, Roni
59 AA1818 : Yea I did! Apologies for the typo- was v. tired last night! Cheers AA1818
60 MaverickM11 : Why did they leave Star and later join Oneworld? What does Oneworld offer them that they weren't getting from Star? More of a Latin presence?
61 SKY1 : You have an interesting point of view, Conti. I think there is room for a fourth airline alliance. It might be smaller, though. umm ....maybe cos IB
62 Pzurita1 : They were not getting too much feed from UA (the American carrier of Star Alliance) as they expected. MX main international market in USA and they fe
63 Commavia : In a word, yes. This move to bring Mexicana into oneworld now solidifies the alliances' indisputable leadership position in Latin America. Between AA
64 Pzurita1 : Commavia, Indeed. What I wanted to point out was that while introducing Click in the press release, they avoid to refer it as LCC. Quite exactly the o
65 SJOtoLIR : TAM is also sustaining code-share agreements with other members involved into Star Alliance: TP and UA. . As a matter of fact, AM makes flights in Me
66 Ghost77 : Yes, and it would probably be ended. MX is also waiting up to 2009 because IIRC LH's agreement is to end by 2nd semester of 2008. g77
67 DesertAir : I am flying Mexicana this coming July from LAX to GDL. I am very happy to see this. This gives AA service to Mexico from LAX which I understand is Mex
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