The long rumored QF/EK tie up has finally been announced. LINK. QF is NOT leaving the alliance and will still partner with BA and other OW members. It is only seeking to move its joint business partnership from BA to EK. Key things to note: BA will be dropped from as the JBV partner in favor of EK (pending gov approval) SIN will be de-hubbed by QF and will be moved to DXB for onward flights into Europe or connection on EK to Europe, Middle East, Africa, and parts of Asia. QF will share T3 at DXB with EK, and will locate with EK at SYD, MEL and LHR. QF planned renovations to the SIN and HK lounges will continue. QF anticipates increased flying into Asia, however, flight schedules will be modified to allow for same day connections on partners. QF's FRA route will be dropped An interesting development in the Oneworld universe, and most likely not a good one. This is a blow to BA, IB, and AB as QF will no longer rely on them to feed traffic into Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. CX effected to a lesser extent, but QF already announced they'll drop codesharing on the CX FCO flight.