NEW YORK, NY, 2014-12-3 — /Travel PR News/ — oneworld® has been named the Best Airline Alliance in Global Traveler magazine’s 2014 GT Tested Reader Survey – for the fifth year in a row.
Global Traveler describes its GT Tested awards as “the Super Bowl of travel” with “oneworld the quarterback of the team, shining as Best Airline Alliance for the fifth year in a row. Its team members are definitely an elite squad”.
Retaining this honour means that oneworld continues to hold an unprecedented six of the eight leading international “best airline alliance” awards, as also:
- Skytrax’s World’s Best Airline Alliance 2014 for the second year running.
- Business Traveller’s 2014 Best Airline Alliance for the second year running.
- World Travel Awards’ World’s Leading Airline Alliance 2013, for the 11th year running.
- Premier Traveler’s Best of 2013 Readers Survey Best Airline Alliance.
- Air Transport News’ Best Airline Alliance 2014.
oneworld member airlines also flew high in the 2014 GT Tested Reader Survey. American Airlines picked up two awards – for Best Frequent Flyer Elite Level Progamme and Best Airline for New Service Launch, for its inauguration of flights between its Dallas/Fort Worth hub and Shanghai Pudong. LAN Airlines was named Best Airline to South America, with TAM Airlines runner-up.
oneworld is an alliance of 15 of the world’s leading airlines, committed to providing the highest level of service and convenience to frequent international travellers. Current member airlines include airberlin, American Airlines (including US Airways), British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN Airlines, TAM Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines and SriLankan Airlines, and around 30 affiliates. Between them, as part of oneworld, these airlines:
- Serve almost a thousand airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,000 daily departures.
- Carry some 510 million passengers a year on a combined fleet of almost 3,500 aircraft.
- Generate US$ 145 billion annual revenues.
oneworld member airlines work together to deliver consistently a superior, seamless travel experience, with special privileges and rewards for frequent flyers, including earning and redeeming miles and points across the entire alliance network. Top tier cardholders (Emerald and Sapphire) enjoy access to more than 600 airport lounges. The most regular travellers (Emerald) can also use fast track security lanes at select airports and, with Sapphire, are offered extra baggage allowances and priority baggage delivery.