Blink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5493 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2424 times:
Westjet 8- See my post below about Swiss joining Oneworld. I don't think it is in their best interest right now.
I have heard loose things about TAM joining. Keep in mind that Canadi>n was founding member, so Oneworld had a stronger hold on North America but now that is not so.
I have also heard that Oneworld is seriously targeting China Eastern and possibly even EVA Airways about joining. I am sure JAL has been offered a position in Oneworld as well.
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
ZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5581 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2403 times:
As the CEO of Swiss International Airlines, Andre Dose, said in an interview, Swiss reached an agreement with all Oneworld airlines (including BA) and will join Oneworld probably before the end of this year. He also said that it would be very important for Swiss to join an alliance.
Beno From Australia, joined Aug 2002, 428 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2378 times:
Oneworld in North America is very strong when you consider you have American which has also just merged with TWA to form a huge operation.
As for new members I see JAL, Swiss, and China Eastern joining in the near future. I would also like to see South African join Oneworld as they already have agreements with QF, and CX.
JAL From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 5093 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2081 times:
I know that Swiss has said that it wants to join OneWorld soon. I hope that others like JAL, Eva Airways and China Eastern join soon. Can anyone confirm the addition of Gulf Air to OneWorld, this is the first time I've heard of this.
Go Canada! From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2955 posts, RR: 10
Reply 15, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2019 times:
Swiss and china eastern are long term targets so is JAL.Im surprised re gulf air, i presumed it would join skyteam, im surprised one world didnt want emirates, no offence to gulf air fans but emirates fits one worlds branding better.
el al wont be going anywhere until its future is sorted out(re poilitical problems in the m.east plus the privitisation plans.)
re south america, im surpirsed one world doesnt advertise all of the lan airlines in the same way star advertises all the austrian airlines', does any one know why?
It is amazing what can be accomplised when nobody takes the credit