In the most recent issue of Airways magazine(October 1999), in the cover story about Aerolineas Argentinas, it says, talking about the new A340's three-class service:
"Previously, the company did not offer first class, but Cush [AR's American COO] admits that an airline which has so many 12-hours flight needs one. Not coincidentally, a three-class cabin is also a requirement for entry into the oneworld alliance." (page 25)
Is this true? Canadian Airlines,a founding member of oneworld, has only two-class international service. Aer Lingus, which has plans to join oneworld, also has two-class service. Does Star also have this requirement? SAS has only two-classes.
Any insight on this topic?
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