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The new Cookie Monster. Paul Riegler flies in First Class from Chicago to New York on an American Airlines flight. Although he took a quick pillow-less nap on board, Mr. Riegler was not dreaming when the flight attendants brought around freshly baked cookies. He devoured three dozen of them.
Mom said no. Let’s ask dad! Let’s take a …
US Airways plans to leave Star Alliance, an airline alliance that includes United Airlines and Lufthansa, on or about March 1, 2014 and will become a member of the oneworld alliance approximately one month later, according to two people familiar with the matter.
US Airways plans to merge with American Airlines in December of this year.
A spokesman for US Airways would not confirm the dates.
Star Alliance, founded in 1997, is considered …
Qatar Airways is slated to become a full member of the oneworld alliance on Wednesday. The airline’s membership goes into effect at midnight in Doha (5:00 p.m. EDT Tuesday).
The carrier’s first flights as a oneworld alliance member will take place tomorrow. The airline will operate a flight from Dhaka, Bangladesh to Doha, set to depart at 12:15 a.m. Doha time, and one at 12:20 a.m. Doha time, from Doha to …
LAN Colombia announced that it has joined the oneworld alliance.
Members of LAN Colombia’s LANPass frequent flyer program are now able to earn and redeem miles and tier status points when they fly on any oneworld alliance airline partner. In addition, members of other oneworld alliance airlines’ frequent flyer programs can earn and redeem miles, awards, and tier status points on LAN Colombia flights.
LANPass Comodoro and Comodoro Black cardholders are now …
Qatar Airways announced it will become a member of oneworld alliance on October 30 of this year. The airline will become the only of three major carriers in the Gulf region to join an airline alliance.
Qatar will become a member of the alliance just one year after receiving its invitation to join. The airline’s introduction into the alliance will be one of the fastest in oneworld’s history.
Once the carrier begins …
In the course of its second-quarter earnings call, US Airways said that it will leave Star Alliance and have joined the oneworld alliance by 2014.
“We plan to be fully transitioned to oneworld by the beginning of next year,” said J. Scott Kirby, the airline’s president.
US Airways and American Airlines are proceeding with their merger on schedule, and American plans to emerge from bankruptcy protection as the deal closes in the …