Category: Alliances

oneworld No Longer Always Means onebagcheck

One of the more complex customer-facing issues airlines have to deal with involves interlining. In simple terms, that’s when two carriers have to work together to serve one customer on one trip. A combination of complexity and regulation has led airlines to narrow the scope of when they’re willing to …

In a World of Joint Ventures, Alliances Still Matter

Recently I found myself delving into a wonky discussion about airline alliances. The question came up – do they really matter anymore? Even considering the rise of the joint venture, which has been problematic for some alliance members who are on the outside looking in, I still think there is …

Topic of the Week: Who is Joining oneworld on Monday?

There’s a big press conference scheduled for New York on Monday where oneworld will announce a “significant membership development.” This is such a big deal that I received an invitation to go out to New York and oneworld would even arrange for flights. (I’m not going since I can cover …

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