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Report: Oneworld Announcement Due 8th Oct  
User currently offlineGSTBA From UK - England, joined Apr 2010, 465 posts, RR: 1
Posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 17365 times:

http://www.arabianaerospace.aero/qat...ium=organic&utm_campaign=news_feed

According to this article "a significant membership development will take place on 8 October in New York. The online news service said it had seen documents that said the meeting would include Bruce Ashby, chief executive of Oneworld, Tom Horton, chairman and chief executive of American Airlines, and Willie Walsh, chief executive of International Airlines Group (IAG).

The article states that US media reports suggest that the announcement will be that QR will join OW. QR recently denied reports that they were in talks with BA to set up a agreement like that recently reached between EK and QF. QR have however not denied or confirmed reports that they are to join OW.

Personally I think there is a high chance that this report is true.

Is it also possible that the announcement could be that OW will add more than one new member??. If so who??

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User currently offlineLHRFlyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2010, 811 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 17358 times:

Well if you believe some of the threads on here it must be Oneworld announcing the closure of the alliance because there's just no point any more because of the EK and QF partnership!!

The fact that the announcement is in the Americas suggests that it might be TAM. I would have thought an announcement regarding QR would take place on the other side of the atlantic, but you never know.


User currently offlineby738 From Tonga, joined Sep 2000, 2259 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 17313 times:

isnt the HQ of OW in US making it equally as likely ?

User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8439 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 17197 times:

Quoting LHRFlyer (Reply 1):
The fact that the announcement is in the Americas suggests that it might be TAM. I would have
thought an announcement regarding QR would take place on the other side of the atlantic, but you never know.

Doubt it's TAM. Since Willie Walsh is showing up it will be IAG sponsoring QR into oneworld. Tim Horton will only be there in capacity as oneworld chairman.

If you look at all the public love making between Walsh and Al Baker lately, seems obvious.


User currently offlineLHRFlyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2010, 811 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 17049 times:

I suppose this could be a non-denial denial but QR is insisting it's not joining Oneworld:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...ays-oneworld-idUSBRE88T06J20120930

Quote:
Qatar Airways has no plans to join the oneworld airline alliance, its Chief Executive Akbar al-Baker said on Sunday, dismissing reports that the airline had become the newest member of the group as "rumor."

Asked if the carrier would join oneworld, which includes British Airways, owned by IAG (ICAG.L), Baker said: "No, we will not. It's all rumors."


User currently offlineetops1 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1068 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 16412 times:

Anyone ever think it could be USAirways joining Oneworld ?

User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5692 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 16310 times:

Quoting etops1 (Reply 5):
Anyone ever think it could be USAirways joining Oneworld ?

If we're to follow history of what United and Continental did, CO left Sky Team to join Star Alliance before the merger happened, it could be possible that US would be joining it if that was the example we used.

Very excited to hear what the actual news is!

Alex



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User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3034 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 15708 times:

Quoting etops1 (Reply 5):
Anyone ever think it could be USAirways joining Oneworld ?

        

Good possibility this could be it.



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User currently offlineT8KE0FF From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2009, 410 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 15604 times:

Quoting LHRFlyer (Reply 1):
Well if you believe some of the threads on here it must be Oneworld announcing the closure of the alliance because there's just no point any more because of the EK and QF partnership!!

I just choked on my food whilst reading that, hahah! Seriously looking forward to what comes out of this on the 8th...



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User currently offlineripcordd From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1149 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 15564 times:

I would suspect it will be an anoucement of 2 or 3 carriers joining OW, along with that all OW at LHR will be using BA services

User currently offlineLHRFlyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2010, 811 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 15440 times:

I am inclined to believe it is an airline in The Americas. The press announcement for Air Berlin joining Oneworld was in Germany. It may be that Tim Horton cannot travel given what's going on at AA at the moment, but I'd be suprised at a press announcement in New York for a Middle Eastern/Asian airline.

User currently offlineDrmlnr1 From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 15226 times:

I'm thinking it could be either TAM, US, or QR. But EY who has a frequent flier agreement with AA, has a stake in AB, partners with S7, future OW members Malaysian, SriLankan could be a dark horse.


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User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7799 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 15000 times:

Quoting LHRFlyer (Reply 1):
Well if you believe some of the threads on here it must be Oneworld announcing the closure of the alliance because there's just no point any more because of the EK and QF partnership!!

For real, I don't know why everyone was losing their minds over this

Quoting Atrude777 (Reply 6):
If we're to follow history of what United and Continental did, CO left Sky Team to join Star Alliance before the merger happened, it could be possible that US would be joining it if that was the example we used.

My question is, would US benefit from joining OW? What if the merger doesn't work out and US is in OW separate from AA? With CO it at least made sense for them to join Star (merger with UA aside.) Not saying US wouldn't fit in OW I'm just wondering



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User currently offlineb6a322 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 14447 times:

USAirways Aside, Jetblue anyone? They've got nice ties with AA, seem to prefer the expansion through partnerships theory as of late, and happen to have a rather large Hub / corporate headquarters here.


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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30537 posts, RR: 84
Reply 14, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 14237 times:
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Quoting b6a322 (Reply 13):
USAirways Aside, Jetblue anyone?

LH owns 19% of them and has strong code-sharing, so that makes me inclined to believe they would not join OW.


User currently offlineByrdluvs747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2344 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 13905 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 14):
LH owns 19% of them and has strong code-sharing, so that makes me inclined to believe they would not join OW.

Since when does 19% control a company? LH protested the partnership with AA, and we know what happened then.



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User currently offlinerunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2180 posts, RR: 36
Reply 16, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 13822 times:

TAM makes the most sense.

AA and IAG (IB/BA) have a lot in stake with the Americas. LATAM is probably the only carrier that would really require both AA and IAG being present and NYC seems like the logical place to hold such an event.


User currently offlineGSTBA From UK - England, joined Apr 2010, 465 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 13823 times:

Quoting LHRFlyer (Reply 4):
I suppose this could be a non-denial denial but QR is insisting it's not joining Oneworld:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...20930

I think the announcement is going to be that they will more than one new not yet announced airline will join OW in late 2013 or early 2014. In light of this report I think the carriers that I think are most likely possible new members are:

Alaska Airlines
Ethiad
Flybe
Meridianafly
US Airways
Westjet

Hainan Airlines is another possibility that is if CX doesnt block them

[Edited 2012-09-30 14:13:01]

User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30537 posts, RR: 84
Reply 18, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 13770 times:
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Quoting GSTBA (Reply 17):
Alaska Airlines

One of Alaska's strengths is the codesharing they do. Just as I can't see them agreeing to be purchased by another US flagged carrier, I cannot see them formally joining an alliance.


User currently offline9252fly From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1390 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 13744 times:

Quoting GSTBA (Reply 17):
Alaska Airlines
Ethiad
Meridianafly
US Airways
Westjet

Of those 5,I would be inclined to pick US as a precursor to whatever happens with AA later on.


User currently offlineLHRFlyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2010, 811 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 13712 times:

Quoting b6a322 (Reply 13):
USAirways Aside, Jetblue anyone? They've got nice ties with AA, seem to prefer the expansion through partnerships theory as of late, and happen to have a rather large Hub / corporate headquarters here.

Jetblue would be very interesting, and I don't think LH's 19% stake precludes it,

US Airways would also be interesting, not least because Virgin has just started codesharing with them and Virgin could lose another US partner.


User currently offlineairevents From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 872 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 13617 times:

I find it hard to imagine QR joining OW would be announced anywhere else than Doha, Qatar...


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User currently offlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 30537 posts, RR: 84
Reply 22, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 13571 times:
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Quoting LHRFlyer (Reply 20):
Jetblue would be very interesting, and I don't think LH's 19% stake precludes it.

It wouldn't preclude it, but if B6 joins OneWorld, does that mean they can no longer codeshare with LH because LH is in Star?

For if they could not, then there seems to be no reason for LH to continue to hold the stock (since B6 does not appear to pay a dividend).


User currently offlinespeedbird9 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 13191 times:

possibly not LATAM according to this Reuters report from the 21st of September 2012 the group will decide on an airline alliance in the first half of 2013

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/0...tam-alliance-idUKL1E8KL5WB20120921



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User currently offlinehhslax2 From Bahrain, joined Jan 2012, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 12835 times:

Quoting airevents (Reply 21):
I find it hard to imagine QR joining OW would be announced anywhere else than Doha, Qatar...

Not if they bring 2 shiny 787s to the party.


User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7799 posts, RR: 52
Reply 25, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 13352 times:

Quoting GSTBA (Reply 17):
Alaska Airlines

Highly doubt it... they have a strong codeshare with DL in SEA



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User currently offlineByrdluvs747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 2344 posts, RR: 1
Reply 26, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 13255 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 22):
but if B6 joins OneWorld, does that mean they can no longer codeshare with LH because LH is in Star?

No, for the same reason QF can codeshare with AF. Alliance members are allowed side deals. However, B6 would most likely codeshare with AB as well.



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User currently offlinelegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2050 posts, RR: 0
Reply 27, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 13674 times:

Quoting airevents (Reply 21):

I find it hard to imagine QR joining OW would be announced anywhere else than Doha, Qatar...


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I find it hard to imagine QR would announce they are joining OW after they, QR, just announced they are not joining OW.



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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6431 posts, RR: 2
Reply 28, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 13607 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 18):
One of Alaska's strengths is the codesharing they do. Just as I can't see them agreeing to be purchased by another US flagged carrier, I cannot see them formally joining an alliance.
Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 25):
Highly doubt it... they have a strong codeshare with DL in SEA

Yep, and that relationship with DL is stronger than the one AS has with AA.



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User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5175 posts, RR: 4
Reply 29, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 11585 times:

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 12):
My question is, would US benefit from joining OW? What if the merger doesn't work out and US is in OW separate from AA? With CO it at least made sense for them to join Star

To flip that on its head I guess you could ask what US gets from Star. I know they say that their Star membership is "profitable" (however it is you put a value on such a vague and intangible concept) but they don't exactly have a warm relationship with the other members. Being excluded from the UA-AC-LH tie up certainly showed that they are not welcomed with open arms - and it's not as if US has an insignificant European presence either, from what I understand US is bigger in Europe than AA is.

So... maybe as (a) a precursor to a merger - possibly with IAG backing, or (b) to neutralise the US threat - keep your friends close and enemies closer and all that jazz - BA and AA have invited US to join BA-AA-IB.

It would explain the parties involved and the choice of location, or I could be dreaming   



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User currently offlineAirlineCritic From Finland, joined Mar 2009, 699 posts, RR: 1
Reply 30, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 11236 times:

EK joining OW?

(One can always hope for a radical piece of news, and then get something totally boring instead...)


User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8439 posts, RR: 8
Reply 31, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 10131 times:

Quoting Stitch (Reply 22):
It wouldn't preclude it, but if B6 joins OneWorld, does that mean they can no longer codeshare with LH because LH is in Star?

Yes because alliances mean airlines can't do deals with non-alliance partners to the detriment of their business.  
Quoting runway23 (Reply 16):
AA and IAG (IB/BA) have a lot in stake with the Americas. LATAM is probably the only carrier that would really require both AA and IAG being present and NYC seems like the logical place to hold such an event.

Tim Horton is the oneworld chariman. He would be there in that capacity.


User currently offlineroberto277 From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 32, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 9907 times:

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 29):

Or maybe even more crazy.... a merger between AA and IAG to fend off US. That would be a big announcement for sure. 

Although I think some addition to the joint Business between IAG and AA is more likely. Maybe just closer cooperation between IAG and AA.


User currently offlinekoruman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 33, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 9363 times:

Quoting LHRFlyer (Reply 1):
The fact that the announcement is in the Americas suggests that it might be TAM.
Quoting LHRFlyer (Reply 10):
I am inclined to believe it is an airline in The Americas

Well if it's TAM the choice of New York suggests that they are joining the wrong alliance.

For the record, New York is FURTHER from Sao Paulo than Johannesburg in Africa and is only 100 miles closer than Jerez in mainland Spain.

Basically, the USA and Brazil are in opposite hemispheres.

Personally, I hope it's not US Airways, because their First Class tickets go a long way towards my Star Alliance elite status.


User currently offlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7493 posts, RR: 24
Reply 34, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 8727 times:

Since the announcement is going to be in the US, I would imagine it relates to an American carrier. My money would be on US or B6. I personally hope it's US.


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User currently onlineseansasLCY From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2007, 839 posts, RR: 0
Reply 35, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 8670 times:

I don't think the announcement being made in NY has much impact. Sri Lankan was announced in Beijing and I don't think S7 or Royal Jordanian were announced at their home bases.

OneWorld's HQ is in New York. I hope we see QR joining or Hainan Airlines would be great too and has long been rumoured.


User currently offlinekoruman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 36, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 8610 times:

Quoting LAXdude1023 (Reply 34):
Since the announcement is going to be in the US, I would imagine it relates to an American carrier. My money would be on US or B6. I personally hope it's US.

Wouldn't it be premature for them to join OneWorld at a time when they are far from certain of taking over American Airlines?

There is still plenty that could go wrong with the AA acquisition, and they would be foolish to exit the Star Alliance until the acquisition is confirmed.


User currently offlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7493 posts, RR: 24
Reply 37, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 8497 times:

Quoting koruman (Reply 36):
Wouldn't it be premature for them to join OneWorld at a time when they are far from certain of taking over American Airlines?

There is still plenty that could go wrong with the AA acquisition, and they would be foolish to exit the Star Alliance until the acquisition is confirmed.

I dont disagree with you, but that doesnt mean that they see it the same way. US has been talking to AA and IAG and has publicly stated they would join One World if they could merge with AA.



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User currently offlinebastew From Australia, joined Sep 2006, 1024 posts, RR: 2
Reply 38, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 8444 times:

Maybe the whole QR thing is just a red herring and the real candidate is Etihad...

http://www.businesstraveller.com/mid.../news/etihad-targets-more-partners


User currently offlinejumpjets From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 790 posts, RR: 0
Reply 39, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8288 times:

Like most commentators on this thread I am hoping for a significant airline related announcement - but I fear given that the announcement has been trailed well in advance, possibly as a means of drumming up press interest in a fairly non-descript announcement, and the fact that announcement is to be made in NYC, the admin centre of OW, I fear we may be in for some sort of OW organisational/operational announcement rather than a nice juicy one that is membership related.

I hope I am wrong.


User currently offlineAJMIA From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 731 posts, RR: 15
Reply 40, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8244 times:

The rumors I have heard suggest it is Ethiad...

It would be nice if US was also going to join, but I believe it will be an announcement of just one airline... Ethiad.

AJMIA



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User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4850 posts, RR: 4
Reply 41, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8251 times:

It's going to be Jetblue announcement... They are now available for interline bookings to OW carrier staff...

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User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7380 posts, RR: 17
Reply 42, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 8071 times:

Quoting koruman (Reply 33):
Basically, the USA and Brazil are in opposite hemispheres.

I do not dispute that Brazil, like all of Australia and Antarctica, is mainly (but not totally) in the Southern Hemisphere. However as the Equator runs across the Amazon Estuary the north of the country, like all of the USA, is in the Northern Hemisphere. But both the USA and Brazil are totally, like most of London, in the Western Hemisphere.  


User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5175 posts, RR: 4
Reply 43, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 7758 times:

Quoting koruman (Reply 33):
Basically, the USA and Brazil are in opposite hemispheres.

In traditional North-South parlance which most people in Europe and Australasia would understand as "hemisphere" you are - of course - right, even if part of the country is in the North. However in US parlance they're the same: the "Western Hemisphere"

Quoting AJMIA (Reply 40):
The rumors I have heard suggest it is Ethiad...

My only question about EY would be the EK-QF tie up. Surely Alan Joyce would have been aware of murmurings about EY joining the alliance before he put pen to paper? I know that EY and VA currently have a tie-up, but EY ditched QF and DJ ditched EK for that to take place so it isn't completely inconceivable that EY would switch sides again.



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User currently offlineDrmlnr1 From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 44, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6911 times:

It's going to be Jetblue announcement... They are now available for interline bookings to OW carrier staff...
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How can you prove that?



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User currently offlinergreenftm From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 299 posts, RR: 0
Reply 45, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6768 times:

Interesting comments from the past, from when B6 and AA announced their code share:

http://travel.usatoday.com/flights/p...blue-ceos-dont-rule-it-out/85989/1

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Quote:
Adrian Schofield picks up that topic in the Things With Wings blog, noting AA CEO Gerard Arpey and JetBlue chief Dave Barger "both deliberately didn't rule out JetBlue moving to Oneworld alliance." In comments from the press event, Barger says the companies "are open to the path forward, whatever that may be" while AA's Arpey points out JetBlue possesses the traits oneworld seeks for its member carriers. "We'll see where things lead," Arpey says.


User currently offlinergreenftm From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 299 posts, RR: 0
Reply 46, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 6755 times:

Quoting rgreenftm (Reply 45):

Let's also not forget the ties B6 has recently made with JAL, another OW partner.


User currently offlineDrmlnr1 From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 47, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6220 times:

B6 would make sense.... But I really am thinking it could be US.


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User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5175 posts, RR: 4
Reply 48, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 6218 times:

Quoting Drmlnr1 (Reply 47):
I really am thinking it could be US.

I really hope you're right, but it seems to be "confirmed" on the other thread that it's QR

Bring on the fireworks with EK   



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User currently offlineiFlyLOTs From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 450 posts, RR: 0
Reply 49, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 6114 times:

Crazy idea, US is going to OW where, also being announced, they will merge with AA and why is IAG there? Because they will be investing 25% into the new company called AAG (American Airlines Group).

A guy can hope right?   



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User currently offlineDrmlnr1 From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 50, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 6072 times:

QR could bring alot to OW. I look forward to the announcement


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User currently offlineBOStonsox From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1988 posts, RR: 0
Reply 51, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5607 times:

I hope it's B6, then BOS will be an alliance hub and it would entice those carriers to come here. From a Bostonian's stand point, this would be ideal. However, I don't want to rule out QR even though it would be wierd for them to deny it. We'll have to see what happens!


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User currently offlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 2948 posts, RR: 2
Reply 52, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5547 times:

There are going to be a lot of disappointed people if this ends up being something as simple as details on MH or UL's membership plans.

Quoting iFlyLOTs (Reply 49):

Or it's as simple as US joining the Atlantic agreement, which would make complete sense if they were to join OW.


User currently offlineMarkam From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 441 posts, RR: 1
Reply 53, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4805 times:

This is a done deal, according to Reuters and others:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...qatarairways-idUSBRE8910A220121002

I will give my Qatar source a B on this one, if only because of the 3 week delay!  Rumor: QR To Join Oneworld, September Announcement (by Markam Jul 13 2012 in Civil Aviation)


User currently offlineroberto277 From Netherlands, joined Jul 2012, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 54, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4183 times:

I don't know if any of you guys are into shares at all, but IAG's shares are doing pretty well this week. Seems to me the market has high expectations about the OneWorld announcement. It sure isn't IAG's profit forecast considering they are expecting a small operating loss this year due to the difficult market Iberia is in. I wonder what the effect of OneWorld's plans, what ever they are, will be on IAG's performance.

[Edited 2012-10-05 06:38:45]

User currently offlineLHRFlyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2010, 811 posts, RR: 1
Reply 55, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4080 times:

Quoting roberto277 (Reply 54):
I don't know if any of you guys are into shares at all, but IAG's shares are doing pretty well this week. Seems to me the market has high expectations about the OneWorld announcement. It sure isn't IAG's profit forecast considering they are expecting a small operating loss this year due to the difficult market Iberia is in. I wonder what the effect of OneWorld's plans, what ever they are, will be on IAG's performance.

If, as expected, it includes a full joint venture on the London-Doha route and points beyond Doha (not just Australia) then it is potentially hugely significant for both airlines.

Qatar gains from BA's distribution network and presence in the UK corporate market and its valuable frequent flyer base and BA gains a raft of extra destinations to add to its network.


User currently offlineTWA85 From United States of America, joined Feb 2012, 221 posts, RR: 0
Reply 56, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3648 times:

With QR membership in Oneworld all but announced, what are the odds that Oneworld will turn its attention HU? If QR joins Oneworld, it could demonstrate that CX could still partner with CA while everybody else partners with HU, as QF will partner with EK while other Oneworld members partner with QR.

User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 57, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2324 times:

Please continue the discussion here:

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