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New way to 'connect' and collect oneworld frequent flyer benefits

Frequent flyer alliance oneworld has launched a new platform that they say will help members to enjoy more services and benefits across an even more extensive global network.

oneworld connect will ‘connect’ oneworld frequent flyer members with a series of airline partners allowing them to claim frequent flyer benefits when they travel on the partner airline. The first airline to join as a oneworld connect partner will be Fiji Airways. A date will be announced in due course for when Fiji Airways will start offering oneworld connect services and benefits.

Customers with Emerald, Sapphire or Ruby status in any oneworld member airline’s frequent flyer programme will be able to use priority check-in desks, where available.  Also, customers with Emerald or Sapphire status will be offered priority boarding.

The additional benefits offered by oneworld connect partners to customers from their oneworld sponsors and vice versa include:

  • Through check-in of passengers and their baggage for journeys including connections between a connect carrier and any of its oneworld sponsors.
  • The ability to earn and redeem frequent flyer rewards, and earn frequent flyer status points, for eligible flights.  For customers from oneworld connect airlines, these benefits depend on the oneworld connect partner offering a frequent flyer programme.
  • Access to select lounges at key airports for First or Business Class passengers or those with eligible top-tier frequent flyer status.
  • Select other customer benefits may also be offered between oneworld connect partners and their oneworld sponsor airlines.



oneworld’s regular range of services and benefits remain in place for customers flying with the alliance’s full member airlines and their affiliates.  

oneworld is an alliance of airlines.  oneworld airlines include American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LATAM Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines and SriLankan Airlines, and around 30 affiliates.