A Guide to Oneworld Alliance Program Airline Members

American Airlines airplane at the airport
••• David A. Kelly

Oneworld is one of the leading global airline alliance programs, with many major world airline members. Founded in part by American Airlines, dozens of airlines are members of the alliance, and fly to more than 1,000 destinations around the world, in over 150 countries. Any frequent flier is welcome to join the alliance, but it is particularly geared towards business travelers and travel professionals.

 

Oneworld Member Airlines

The core alliance airline members are:

  • American Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Finnair
  • Iberia
  • Japan Airlines
  • LATAM
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Qantas
  • Qatar Airways
  • Royal Jordanian
  • S7 Airlines
  • SriLankan Airlines

Oneworld Affiliates

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.

  • 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
  • Japan Airlines
    • J-AIR
    • Japan Transocean Air
  • LATAM
    • LATAM Airlines Argentina
    • LATAM Airlines Brazil
    • LATAM Airlines Colombia
    • LATAM Airlines Ecuador
    • LATAM Airlines Express
    • LATAM Airlines Peru
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Qantas
    • QantasLink
    • Jetconnect
  • Qatar Airways
  • Royal Jordanian
  • S7 Airlines
    • Globus, LLC
  • SriLankan Airlines

Benefits for Business Travelers

Airline alliances like Oneworld benefit all travelers but are particularly helpful for business travelers because they can make it easier to plan trips and flights across different parts of the globe while retaining status benefits.

For example, top frequent fliers can generally get all their elite status benefits shared across all Oneworld partner airlines.

In addition, by using 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. The Oneworld alliance also allows business travelers to use lounges across the alliance, making it easier and more comfortable to fly. Currently, Oneworld has about 650 lounges available to travelers within the alliance. 

Each Oneworld airline member uses different terminology for its frequent flyer membership levels, so for universality, Oneworld created a common set of status levels to be used across the entire alliance. These levels are "Emerald", "Sapphire", and "Ruby". Emerald tier members are considered to be most frequent fliers and have access to a ‘Fast Track' or ‘Priority Lane' at security checkpoints at certain airports, as well as extra baggage allowances, priority boarding, and priority baggage handling.

If you miss a connecting flight anywhere in the world, Oneworld's global support team will also provide you with updated travel information, and, if necessary, be able to assist in finding overnight accommodations.

Oneworld also offers passengers round-the-world fares and multi-continental fares (for travelers who want to visit multiple continents without actually flying all the way around the world). The multi-continental fairs offered by the alliance airlines include, Circle AtlanticCircle PacificCircle Trip Explorer,  and Circle Asia & South West Pacific