oneworld is one of the leading global airline alliance programs, with many major world airlines. It was founded in part by American Airlines. In addition to the formal oneworld alliance members, there are a number of airlines affiliated with each member, bringing the combination to dozens of airlines, flying to more than 1,000 destinations around the world, in over 150 countries.
Consult this oneworld contacts, services, and information overview for additional oneworld resources, from flight tracking to baggage information, to booking tools.
oneworld Member Airlines
The 14-member alliance includes:
- American Airlines
- British Airways
- Cathay Pacific
- Japan Airlines (JAL)
- Malaysia Airlines
- Qatar Airways
- Royal Jordanian
- S7 Airlines
- SriLankan Airlines
Many of the oneworld member airlines also have airline affiliates, which provide regional service. Flights on these airlines can also be included in the oneworld alliance, and make it easier for business travelers to fly to many more locations.
- airberlin - NIKI
- American Airlines - American Eagle
- British Airways - BA Cityflyer, British Airways (BA) Limited, Comair, OpenSkies, SUN-AIR of Scandinavia
- Cathay Pacific - Cathay Dragon
- Finnair - Nordic Regional Airlines
- Iberia - Iberia Regional Air Nostrum, Iberia Express
- JAL Japan Airlines - J-AIR and Japan Transocean Air
- LATAM - LATAM Airlines Argentina, LATAM Airlines Brazil, LATAM Airlines Colombia, LATAM Airlines Ecuador, LATAM Airlines Express, LATAM Airlines Peru
- Qantas - QantasLink, Jetconnect
- S7 Airlines - Globus LLC
Benefits for Business Travelers
Airline alliances like oneworld are particularly helpful for business travelers because they can make it easier to plan trips and flights across different parts of the globe while integrating services and flight benefits.
For example, top frequent fliers can generally get all their elite status benefits shared across oneworld airlines. In addition, by using an alliance like oneworld, business travelers are able to accrue (and use) their miles across all the alliance's carriers. That gives frequent fliers more flexibility in both earning and redeeming miles. (And if there's one thing that that frequent business travelers value, it's accruing more miles!)
oneworld alliance also allows business travelers to use lounges across the alliance, making it easier and more comfortable to fly. The oneworld alliance currently has about 650 lounges within the alliance. Another benefit for business travelers to using an airline alliance like oneworld is that they can be checked in through to their final destination whenever possible, making it easier to navigate new airports and reducing the number of steps and transactions that a business traveler has to make.
Each oneworld airline member uses different terminology for its frequent flyer membership levels, so for universality, oneworld created a common set of oneworld status levels to be used across the entire alliance -- Emerald, Sapphire, and Ruby. To get more information on each tier status level and the benefits they offer travelers, see the official oneworld website.