Blog posts tagged: oneworld

Alaska raises lounge membership prices, unveils new plans for SFO club

In a departure from its long-standing strategy, Alaska Airlines joined the oneworld alliance late March. On the heels of a smooth and successful integration, the carrier is cementing its collaboration with American Airlines, a fellow oneworld member. Customers will soon see enhanced connection opportunities in Seattle, reciprocal upgrades, and generally more “metal neutrality” to facilitate […]

Alaska Airlines joins oneworld: what this means for lounge access

Today marks a milestone in the history of Alaska Airlines. The Seattle-based carrier, who has remained fiercely independent since its inception, has joined the global oneworld alliance. The plan was announced just over a year ago, to the surprise of many observers. The move cements Alaska’s collaboration with American Airlines and other partners such as […]

FIRST LOOK: American Flagship Lounge and Flagship First Dining DFW

It’s been three long years since American Airlines tantalized the industry by announcing a complete reboot of premium ground services, complete with elegant seating areas exclusively for elite and Business Class passengers, and a luxurious complimentary full-service dining experience for First Class customers. The largest US carrier promptly rolled out the new-generation Flagship Lounges at […]

oneworld announces alliance-branded airport lounges

Call it a teaser, perhaps. Or maybe a birthday that came a little too soon. On Monday, February 1st, oneworld, the second largest global airline alliance which links behemoths such as British Airways, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, and Qantas announced a network of branded airport lounges—but stopped short of providing any details. The broader announcement, […]

British Airways unveils a new lounge design at Rome Fiumicino Airport

Step inside the new British Airways Lounge at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport, and you may wonder if the airline has lost its roots. Walk through the new contemporary 4,950 sq. f. space (406 sq. m.) featuring soothing Earth tones, smooth lines, exquisite designer furniture, and a bold granite-topped bar, and you might ponder how British Airways […]

Cathay Pacific opens new lounges at Singapore and Hong Kong airports

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The Cathay Pacific lounge network is growing with the addition of two new premium locations. A few days ago, the airline celebrated the inauguration of Singapore airport’s widely anticipated new hi-tech Terminal 4 with the opening of its first lounge in the Garden City. In January 2018, the oneworld carrier is expected to open The […]

Alaska and Qantas announce reciprocal airport lounge access

Today, Alaska Airlines and Qantas announced an expanded partnership with immediate benefits for customers of both airlines. The two carriers have long offered reciprocal frequent flyer mileage accrual. In December 2016, the airlines signaled their intention to collaborate more closely by significantly increasing earning rates for Business and First class fares. As of next week, Qantas and […]

American Airlines launches new Flagship Lounge and Dining experiences at New York JFK

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Back in February 2016, we reported on American Airlines’ ambitious plans to renovate Admirals Clubs worldwide and roll out luxurious lounges for Business and First Class passengers. Fifteen months later, the airline’s premium passengers departing from New York JFK are finally able to sample the world’s largest airline’s new premium ground product. Deciphering the Flagship […]