TAM Airlines Joins Oneworld Alliance

By Karin Sun on 31 March 2014
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A TAM jet at JFK in New York

A TAM jet at JFK in New York

TAM Airlines, which merged with LAN Airlines in 2012, announced Monday that it has joined the oneworld alliance. The Brazilian carrier’s membership adds 45 new destinations to oneworld’s global network.

Members of TAM’s frequent flyer program, TAM Fidelidade, should have received new membership cards with the oneworld logo prior to the change.  TAM Fidelidade Black and Red Plus members now hold Emerald status, the top level, in the oneworld program.  Red members hold Sapphire status within oneworld, and Blue members are oneworld Ruby.

TAM immediately began to offer its frequent flyer program members the ability to earn and redeem points on flights operated by other oneworld airlines, while members of other oneworld frequent flyer programs can now earn and redeem points on TAM-operated flights.

In celebration of joining the alliance, TAM is also offering its Fidelidade members double the points for travel on oneworld member-operated flights during the month of May.  Additionally, members of other oneworld airline frequent flyer programs who travel on TAM-operated flights during May will also earn double the miles and points.

TAM Mercosur, a Peruvian affiliate of TAM Airlines, will also join oneworld in the near future.  Once it does, all airlines under Latam Airlines Group SA, including LAN Airlines, LAN Argentina, LAN Colombia, LAN Ecuador, LAN Peru, and TAM Airlines, will be members of oneworld alliance.

(Photo: Accura Media Group)


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