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Malaysian Airlines Oneworld Entry Date Announced  
User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25369 posts, RR: 49
Posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4462 times:

After successfully completing a thorough review of its readiness, Oneworld board has given clearance for Malaysian Airlines to join the group on February 1st, 2013.

Along with the date, MH has announced updates to its mileage program to better align it with equivalent Oneworld levels.

Story:
http://www.breakingtravelnews.com/ne...ines-to-join-oneworld-in-february/

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User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4171 times:

Just read that! Amazing. One World is finally growing. Good!


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User currently offlineinfinit From Singapore, joined Jul 2008, 569 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3872 times:

I wonder how this will work with AF's proposed growth in KUL.
Joining either Oneworld or Skyteam would work out well for MH (and KUL) I reckon


User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3235 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3605 times:

Excellent news for one world and MH - congratulations to everyone involved. So Oneworld really has an amazing set of choices on the kangaroo route now - starting with QF/EK, BA, MH, QR etc.


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User currently offlineIndianicWorld From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 2979 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3562 times:

Things are getting confusing indeed.

- QF Sponsors MH's entry into OW
- QF stops its JV with BA (OW) and partnership with AF (ST)
- QF moves onto a partnership with EK (Unaligned)
- JQ announces a partnership with AF via Tokyo,
- AF-KL attempt to start co-operating with MH
- BA sponsors QR's entry into OW
- AF sign a partnership with EY (unaligned) and AB (OW)
- AF rumoured to want to see AB, who are part owned by EY, move from OW to ST

Soon, as things will stand initially atleast, the 3 major Gulf carriers will each have significant exposure to OW in someway, shape or form, and AF are sitting on the edges picking up pieces as they go. Messy.


User currently offlineIndependence76 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3502 times:

Quoting IndianicWorld (Reply 4):
Things are getting confusing indeed.

- QF Sponsors MH's entry into OW
- QF stops its JV with BA (OW) and partnership with AF (ST)
- QF moves onto a partnership with EK (Unaligned)
- JQ announces a partnership with AF via Tokyo,
- AF-KL attempt to start co-operating with MH
- BA sponsors QR's entry into OW
- AF sign a partnership with EY (unaligned) and AB (OW)
- AF rumoured to want to see AB, who are part owned by EY, move from OW to ST

Messy.

It's like an airline alliance soap opera!  



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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8451 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3286 times:

Quoting infinit (Reply 2):
I wonder how this will work with AF's proposed growth in KUL.
Joining either Oneworld or Skyteam would work out well for MH (and KUL) I reckon

I think you missed the point. MH were announced as a member elect back in mid 2011. This is an announcement of their formal entry. They're not going to Skyteam and no one cares about Air France.


User currently offlineAF185 From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2012, 259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3183 times:

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 6):
I think you missed the point. MH were announced as a member elect back in mid 2011. This is an announcement of their formal entry. They're not going to Skyteam and no one cares about Air France.

From your last 2 posts (including the one on AF/AB thread), we get the point you are not a big fan of Skyteam and its carriers...fine. Now, I think your comments are just not bringing any value to the discussion

The point raised by Infinit was that it seems MH could have performed well in both OW and ST alliances, though we obviously know their choice.
Also, it is a fact AF is re-opening KUL and there are ongoing discussions with MH for potential codeshares. It seems some people actually DO care about AF, and it will indeed be interesting to see the development of partnerships between airlines from different alliances.


User currently offlineblink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5482 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2801 times:

Quoting AF185 (Reply 7):
Also, it is a fact AF is re-opening KUL and there are ongoing discussions with MH for potential codeshares. It seems some people actually DO care about AF, and it will indeed be interesting to see the development of partnerships between airlines from different alliances.

MH still has relationships with several SkyTeam members, including AF and DL, and I remember that AMS was one of MH's rumored A380 destinations before MH announced its intention to join oneworld. There were clearly major reasons, none of which I know of(maybe that proposed QF-tie up?), for MH's decision, and I don't expect MH to cut those ties. However, I think its a bit preposterous to immediately assume that MH, QF, or anyone else for that matter will leave oneworld just because they have a few significant codeshares with other airlines. AF codeshared with QF for years and still codeshares with JL and MH; why aren't there rampant rumors about AF joining oneworld?



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User currently onlineqf002 From Australia, joined Jul 2011, 2987 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2626 times:

Quoting IndianicWorld (Reply 4):

And EY used to have their relationship with QF.


User currently offline9MMPQ From Netherlands, joined Nov 2011, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2462 times:

Quoting blink182 (Reply 8):
Why aren't there rampant rumors about AF joining oneworld?

I don't see either AF or MH leave their respective alliances but people like to    even though most of us realise it would take an awful lot more for anything to change. MH is just a more welcome subject as they've been much more back & forth on their own desicions/strategies then AF.



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25369 posts, RR: 49
Reply 11, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1603 times:

I do wonder how much MH-CX-JL will cooperate under the OW roof.
In theory together they have a formidable South-Central-North Asia presence if they work closely.

I also now wonder once inside OW, what MH will do with its troubled North America network. LAX is down to mere 4x weekly 777 via NRT.
Personally I believe MH would be best served to connect itself with the broad CX and JL networks at their hubs to reach the Americas.



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