oneworld to announce "significant membership development" on Oct 8

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  1. JALPak
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    http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/oneworld-to-announce-new-member-qatar-expected-377073/


     
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    why Qatar when EK is in bed with QF ??
     
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  3. livefastdiefun

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    Emirates will never join a major alliance. They dont have to.

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  6. DestinationDavid
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    Could also be about TAM's decision? Or anything really.
     
  7. Stephan

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    I think it will be great for OW if both Qatar and Sri Lankan join. Perhaps some competition on price will develop.
     
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    Qatar's CEO stated today that it isn't them.

    I'm betting TAM.
     
  9. thesterlingtraveler

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    Looks like Qatar's CEO fibbed...
    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/18b19eca-0bbf-11e2-b8d8-00144feabdc0.html#axzz285lC9buJ

     
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  10. JALPak
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    Now reuters is reporting that too

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/02/us-qatarairways-idUSBRE8910A220121002

    And instead of we are not joining oneworld, Qatar declined to comment


     
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  11. marcwint55

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    too many pre announcements. Just announce already and we can all stop wondering.
     
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    Noooo, never.... ;)
     
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  14. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Perhaps Kingfisher is finally ready to join?

    (evil laugh)
     
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  15. JoeCortez

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    Why does feel like another iDevice rumor mill? ;)

    This would definitely be a turning point for the alliance game. Especially if US/AA do end up merging. But my question: if oneworld lands it, how much power would it shift to them and outside of the other two alliances? If at all?
     
  16. marcwint55

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    that is truly a sick comment
     
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    You know, I have always thought that maybe AA and US should date in the same alliance before they get married... ;)
     
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    Smart money is on Spirit Airlines. I heard from several drunk reliable sources that OneWorld execs were blown away by Spirit's creative ad campaigns:D
     
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    How about something crazy to stir the pot. OW/ST merge rumor...GO!
     
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    Whew, glad I was completely wrong :cool:
     
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