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American has been building an team of airline partners to fill the gaps in its network, even if it means aligning with budget carriers and startups

American Airlines is expanding its international presence with new airline partners. Mike Blake / Reuters American Airlines is taking on new airline partners to rebuild its global route network. South America is of particular importance as American recently lost its larger partner in the region. In the US, Alaska Airlines and JetBlue Airways help American expand its presence on both coasts. See more stories on Insider's business page. American Airlines is planning to get by with a lit...
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American Airlines made a bet on South America for 2021. Civil unrest and spiking COVID-19 cases are now threatening its success in the region.

An American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER. William Perugini/shutterstock American Airlines is facing numerous setbacks in South America. Rising COVID-19 cases in Chile, Brazil, and Peru forced the airline to cut flights in April. Civil unrest and protests in Colombia are now further threatening success in the region. See more stories on Insider's business page. American Airlines' expansion strategy in South America is experiencing a seemingly never-ending stream of hurdles. Tourism-d...
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Alaska just joined the Oneworld alliance alongside American Airlines, British Airways, and 11 other carriers - here's why that's great for flyers

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 painted in a special Oneworld livery. Ingrid Barrentine/Alaska Airlines Aiaska Airlines is the newest member of the Oneworld airline alliance, formally joining in March. Flyers will notice better connecting options and increased cooperation between member airlines. Frequent Alaska flyers benefit the most with elite status carrying over to 13 other carriers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Alaska Airlines in March became the 14th and newest me...
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American and Alaska are making moves to compete with America's newest airline before its first flight has even taken off

Alaska Airlines and American Airlines aircraft at Los Angeles International Airport. Philip Pilosian/ Avelo Airlines' competition is growing just weeks ahead of its first flight. Alaska Airlines just announced a new California route between Santa Rosa and Burbank, Avelo's flagship route. American Airlines will fly larger planes between Burbank and Phoenix, another Avelo route. See more stories on Insider's business page. America's newest airline was already...
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I flew on Southwest and Alaska, the two airlines competing to be the best of the West Coast and the winner is abundantly clear

Flying on Alaska Airlines during the pandemic. Thomas Pallini/Insider Alaska Airlines and Southwest Airlines are in competition to be the airline of the West Coast. Both are similar but each has its strengths like Alaska has a greater West Coast route network. Southwest is a great option for leisure travelers but Alaska has more perks for business flyers. See more stories on Insider's business page. The West Coast of the US stretches more than 1,000 miles with no shortage of majo...
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[Hawaiian Airlines Miles No Longer Expire!] Mileage Expiration And Transfer Options For 59 Loyalty Programs: Keep Points From Expiring And Bring Them Back To Life!

Update, 4/12/21: Effective today, Hawaiian miles no longer expire! Miles previously expired after 18 months of inactivity. This follows the trend of US airlines ditching expiration dates. Notable remaining holdouts are OneWorld carriers Alaska and American. HT: AJK It’s always a good idea to check the expiration dates of your miles at least a couple […]
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Alaska Awards Are Finally Bookable With Avios On

British Airways and Alaska Airlines are longtime partners, but you had to call BA to use Avios for Alaska flights. Now that Alaska has joined OneWorld, you can finally book Alaska flights on Alaska flies a plethora of west coast to Hawaii routes and they’re a bargain:   You can calculate how many Avios […]
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Alaska Airlines Joins OneWorld, Reciprocal Upgrades With American

Alaska Airlines joined the OneWorld Alliance today. OneWorld benefits: Alaska MVP status receives OneWorld Ruby benefits like priority checking and waitlisting. Alaska MVP Gold status receives OneWorld Sapphire benefits like OneWorld business class lounge access, extra baggage, priority boarding and baggage handling. Alaska MVP Gold 75K status receives OneWorld Emerald benefits like OneWorld first class […]
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Southwest Airlines just announced 5 new routes to new destinations on the West Coast from across the US - here's the full list

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700. AaronP:Bauer Griffin/GC Images/Getty Southwest Airlines is growing its West Coast route network with five new routes to two new cities. The Californian cities of Santa Barbara and Fresno are the focus of this expansion.  The expansion continues a rivalry between Southwest and Alaska Airlines for domination in the region. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Southwest Airlines is moving into two new Californian cities this April and just a...
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Alaska Airlines is buying another 23 Boeing 737 Max jets for a total of 68 and adding new routes to its namesake state

Boeing 737 Max aircraft of Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and Gol Linhas Aéreas. LINDSEY WASSON/Reuters Alaska Airlines and Boeing signed an agreement in principle for a total of 68 of the 737 Max aircraft with an option for 52 more. Deliveries will take place over the next four years as Alaska uses the jets to replace its Airbus A320 family fleet.  Alaska has not yet taken delivery of a Boeing 737 Max yet but plans to fly the jet in March 2021. Anchorage, Alaska will also see three ...
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Southwest Airlines is adding 2 new cities to its route network in 2021 as it tries to dominate on the West Coast

A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737-700 aircraft. Chris Parypa Photography/shutterstock Southwest Airlines is adding the Californian cities of Fresno and Santa Barbara to its route network in the new year.  No routes or start dates have been announced but service will begin in the second quarter of 2021.  The expansion strengthens Southwest's West Coast rivalry with Alaska Airlines as the two fight for dominance in the region. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Southwest Airli...
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Reading Between The Lines: Alaska And Qatar’s New Partnership Signals Bad News Ahead

Alaska and Qatar announced that they will launch a frequent flyer partnership. We knew that was coming anyway, as Alaska plans on joining the OneWorld alliance on 3/31/21. However starting on 12/15 you will be able to earn Alaska miles for flying on Qatar, and vice versa. Alaska also announced that Alaska MVP status will […]
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Oneworld airlines commit to net zero carbon emissions by 2050

It’s the first global airline alliance to make the pledge
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Oneworld airlines commit to 30-year net-zero emissions targetOneworld airlines commit to 30-year net-zero emissions target

Airlines will use various measures, including more green aviation fuel
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Russia has been publishing English-language articles to spread COVID-19 disinformation to Americans, US officials said. It could skew the 2020 elections as it did in 2016.

Russia is creating fake news articles about the COVID-19 pandemic and aiming them at Americans, US officials told The Associated Press (AP). They said that Russia's secretive GRU military  intelligence unit runs three websites that have produced 150 articles about the pandemic, many critical of the US response.  The websites —,, and — have also stirred up anti-US sentiment and attacked Democratic candidate Joe Biden, the AP said.  The disclosure adds to ...
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American Airlines and Qatar Airways end their feud, sign code-share agreement

American Airlines had a code-share agreement with Qatar Airways which it terminated in 2017 claiming unfair government subsidies to the Gulf carrier Both airlines are members of the oneworld alliance Both airlines remain tight-lipped on what developments caused the rapprochement oneworld alliance members American Airlines and Qatar Airways appear to have buried the hatchet and … >>> To read the full story click on the headline above.
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Analysis: American launches Bangalore – Seattle and Alaska joins OneWorld

American Airlines announced new nonstop service from Seattle to Bengaluru as part of a broader move to turn Seattle into an international gateway. American will also deepen its relationship with US regional carrier Alaska Airlines (the largest airline in Seattle by passengers carried) with a widespread codeshare agreement and the addition of Alaska to the … >>> To read the full story click on the headline above.
Tags: US, Slider, Alaska, Aviation, Seattle, Routes, Bengaluru, Bangalore, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, OneWorld, Bengaluru International Airport, 787, Routes & Launches, Bangalore-Kempegowda International, Alaska Airline

One Restriction That Will Be Placed On Elites When Alaska Joins oneworld

If you are a oneworld sapphire member – think British Airways Silver – you get lounge access domestically within the U.S. even though American Airlines frequent flyers don’t. In fact oneworld sapphires, which is the mid-tier elite level, get American’s Flagship lounge (international business class lounge) access on U.S. domestic itineraries. American gets a carve-out in oneworld rules so they do not have to offer this to their own members. Continue reading One Restriction That Will Be Placed On ...
Tags: Travel, Alaska, Lounge, Airlines, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, OneWorld, British Airways Silver

Travel News: February 14, 2020

Italian Shipyard Delivers Virgin Voyages First Cruise Ship, Scarlet Lady Cruise Critic The Italian shipyard Fincantieri presented Scarlet Lady, the first of four planned cruise ships for Virgin Voyages, at a ceremony in Genoa today. The 2,770-passenger ship will then sail to Liverpool on the 24th where it will spend the night before beginning its transatlantic voyage to New York, where it will host a showcase event in mid-March. The ship will then head to Miami where it will be christen...
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Why Alaska Airlines Will Devalue Mileage Plan As Part Of Joining oneworld

American Airlines had been winding down its partnership with Alaska Airlines. American viewed Alaska Airlines as a competitor once Alaska acquired Virgin America. They emphasized the substantial route overlap rather than the unique contributions of each airline. Now they've done a 180 degree turn. But for this to work for American, can Alaska have such a generous frequent flyer program? Continue reading Why Alaska Airlines Will Devalue Mileage Plan As Part Of Joining oneworld...
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Alaska Is Joining oneworld and American Launching India Service

American and Alaska are partners again. The previously-announced March 1 breakup isn't happening. Alaska Airlines is joining oneworld. And American will fly from Seattle to Bangalore, India (and Seattle - London). Continue reading Alaska Is Joining oneworld and American Launching India Service...
Tags: Travel, India, Alaska, Airlines, Seattle, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, OneWorld, Bangalore India, American Launching India Service, Seattle London Continue

The changing nature of airline alliances

The airline industry is undergoing a transformation while it deals with disruptive shifts. Whether it’s the grounding of the 737MAX affecting capacity plans worldwide, the shift to low-cost travel or declining demand due to movements such as “flight shaming” in Europe – change is happening in a manner not witnessed before. This holds true even … >>> To read the full story click on the headline above.
Tags: Europe, Aviation, Star Alliance, OneWorld, Alliance, SkyTeam, Analysis and Features

LATAM Leaving oneworld October 1, 2020

One of the most frequent questions I've gotten over the past couple of months is from American AAdvantage members with tickets for travel on LATAM, wondering whether they'll be able to credit the flights to their AAdvantage accounts and earn miles. It looks like the ability to do so will continue through September 2020, based on new information about when LATAM will leave the oneworld alliance. Continue reading LATAM Leaving oneworld October 1, 2020...
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Lebanese author Hoda Barakat wins International prize for Arabic fiction

The Night Mail takes $50,000 prize and secures funding for an English translationLebanese author Hoda Barakat has won the $50,000 (£39,000) International prize for Arabic fiction (Ipaf) for her novel The Night Mail, which tells the stories of people in exile through their letters.Billed as the “Arabic Booker”, the Ipaf also provides funding to translate the book into English. The Night Mail has already been acquired by UK publisher Oneworld, which will publish the English version in 2020. Contin...
Tags: Books, UK, Fiction, World news, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Awards and prizes, United Arab Emirates, Fiction in translation, OneWorld, IPAF, International prize for Arabic fiction, Hoda Barakat

How to join the Qantas Frequent Flyer Program for free

Last week when I was helping my friend sign-up to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program I realised something that I had totally forgotten: they charge a joining fee. Forget paying that fee, there are numerous ways to join the Qantas Frequent Flyer program for free in 2019. That’s right zero, nada, zilch. Why join the Qantas Frequent Flyer program? Here are just three reasons I recommend you sign-up: Collect Qantas Points: you have to join to collect these babies, and there are some great re...
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IAG boss says 'very confident' of Brexit aviation deal

Willie Walsh, chief executive of British Airways owner IAG, said Friday that he was "very confident" that London and Brussels would reach a "comprehensive agreement" on post-Brexit aviation. Walsh, speaking at a relaunch of global airline alliance Oneworld, added that a chaotic no-deal Brexit would not deter passengers from flying. "I remain very confident that we will see a comprehensive agreement between the UK and the EU on aviation," Walsh told journalists at the event in central London.
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Weekly Roundup, Friday 11 January 2019

Bet you don’t know what this is, where it is, and what it does (did)? See final item. Good morning It has been an exciting week, with our “next generation” daily news curation service taking shape behind the scenes.  Part of this is a new and more active Twitter feed. If you’re on Twitter, please do follow our new Twitter account, @TheTvlInsider.  If you were following our earlier Twitter account, feel free to unfollow that one, and please now follow our new @TheTvlInsider account. The new Twit...
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Latin American Destinations Where Business Class Flights Are a Deal

Most frequent fliers try to rack up points in a loyalty program so they can upgrade to the front of the plane instead of enduring a cramped economy seat. What if you could actually just buy that business class flight instead though, and rack up more miles in the process? Maybe even get into the lounge before your flight takes off or on the layover? While it can easily cost you thousands of dollars to fly business class to Europe, the Middle East or Asia, getting to the front of the plane for L...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, New York, Mexico, New York City, Toronto, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Canada, Chile, Alaska, Middle East, Delta, Antarctica

The best airport lounges in the US

If there is ever a time to splurge and treat yourself to lounge access, it’s during the holiday season, when airports around the United States are as busy as can be. So, if you’re tempted to leave behind the hectic terminals and frustratingly uncomfortable boarding areas for a luxurious lounge with all sorts of perks, these seven airport lounges in the US are the spots to do it. 1. United Polaris Lounge, Houston, TX Photo: United The airline-specific United Polaris Lounge in The George B...
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Travel News: November 30, 2018

AA deepening ties with China Southern Travel Weekly American Airlines will broaden its partnership with China Southern early next year, when the Guangzhou-based carrier will no longer be part of the SkyTeam alliance. American, which owns 2.9% of China Southern, is a member of the Oneworld alliance. Under the broadened partnership, American and China Southern will begin codesharing on transpacific flights, including four U.S.-China routes operated by China Southern and five U.S.-China routes ope...
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