JALPak posted this in the OW forum, but for those AA citizens who would like to know.... LINK. "Kingfisher Airlines will become part of oneworld® with effect from Friday 10 February 2012, adding India's leading carrier to the premier global airline alliance. It will be the first carrier from the subcontinent to join any of the global airline groups - and the first of three airlines to join oneworld in its biggest membership expansion drive for five years, with airberlin set to follow it on board the alliance shortly afterwards and Malaysia Airlines later in the year. Kingfisher Airlines received its green light to board oneworld after successfully completing a thorough review of its readiness conducted by British Airways, which is sponsoring its entry into the alliance, with the oneworld central team. So from 10 February 2012, it will be offering oneworld's full range of services - and substantially expanding the alliance's network throughout India, one of the fastest growing regions of the world for air travel demand. For Kingfisher Airlines, joining oneworld will strengthen its competitive offering and its financial position, enabling it to offer customers an unrivalled alliance global network served by partners including some of the best and biggest airlines in the world." Hopefully they can stay in business longer than MX! LINK. "The BBC is also reporting that the carrier has been forced to ground 15 aircraft this week, with the Economic Times reporting that Kingfisher is struggling to pay maintenance costs."