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Here are seven reader questions from the past week (so many good questions coming in!) that I have decided to reply to publicly. You can always email me, leave a note or private message on Facebook, or Tweet me with your questions.

Reader Questions & Comments June 20 2015 U

Note that I can shorten the emails and edit them for clarity. I always remove the personal information of both the reader and front line employees. If there are managers involved, I may leave their names intact, however. [click to continue…]

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Here are seven reader questions from the past week (so many good questions coming in!) that I have decided to reply to publicly. You can always email me, leave a note or private message on Facebook, or Tweet me with your questions.

Reader Questions May 30

Note that I can shorten the emails and edit them for clarity. I always remove the personal information of both the reader and front line employees. If there are managers involved, I may leave their names intact, however. [click to continue…]

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US Airways sent out a reminder that looked more like an email from American about the coming changes on 30th and 31st of this month.

US Airways Oneworld Update

US Airways will exit Star Alliance on March 30th and will enter Oneworld alliance on March 31, 2014. US Airways frequent fliers are no longer eligible for Star Alliance benefits after march 30, but can enjoy Oneworld Alliance ones. [click to continue…]

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SriLankan Airlines spokesperson confirmed to Australian Business Traveller (access here) that the airline is joining the Oneworld alliance on March 1, 2014.

Edit: Seems that this is further delayed and new information should be coming out in the next month or so.

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The airline has been sponsored by Cathay Pacific and was originally set to join the alliance by the end of 2013, but this was postponed. [click to continue…]

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Qatar Airways is going to become a full member of Oneworld alliance on October 30, 2013. Oneworld alliance just issued the following press release:

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Qatar Airways will become a full member of oneworld® with effect from Wednesday 30 October 2013, adding one of the world’s fastest growing and most highly rated airlines to the world’s leading quality airline alliance. [click to continue…]

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Qatar Airways is tweaking its Privilege Club in anticipation of joining the Oneworld alliance. These Privilege Club changes will take affect on October 4, 2013 (is that the joining date to Oneworld alliance as well?).

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There are quite a few changes to the program: new Platinum tier that requires 600 Qpoints, Qcredits for Gold and Platinum members, new award charts on October 4 (not yet available) and no fuel surcharges on awards on Qatar Airways. You can read more about these changes on Qatar’s website here [click to continue…]

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Qatar Airways just announced that they are shuffling around the booking class alphabet structure on October 1, 2013, in anticipation of joining the Oneworld Alliance. You can read more about this on Qatar’s website here.

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I wrote two weeks ago that Qatar representative had disclosed that the joining date would be sometime this coming October (you can read the piece here) and this change further proves that this is likely the case. [click to continue…]

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Qatar Airways and Oneworld signed an agreement in October 2012 that the airline would join the alliance in 12 to 18 months time and that the British Airways would be the sponsoring airline.

oneworld invites Qatar Airways on board

It was expected that the official joining date for the Qatar to join the alliance would be sometime in late 2013 or early 2014. Due to heavy passenger traffic around the year end holidays, it is unlikely that the joining would happen in December or January. [click to continue…]