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Oneworld makes it easier for frequent flyers

by on June 26, 2015
 

If you have a oneworld® frequent flyer card, you will now find it easier to take advantage of the privileges the alliance offers at airports to smoothen your trips.

Distinctive new oneworld “Priority” branding featuring the three oneworld frequent flyer gemstone tier status symbols – Emerald, Sapphire and Ruby will highlight key touchpoints where the alliance’s benefits are offered to frequent flyers – at check-in, fast tracks, lounges and boarding. These will be seen at over a thousand airport served by oneworld member airlines in 155 countries worldwide.

The first airport signs were revealed on 26th June in Perth, Australia, to be followed by Sydney, Melbourne, Berlin Tegel and Dusseldorf in August.  Various gateways in the USA will be unveiled from September, joined by Doha and Amman in October with the full rollout expected to be completed within the next two years.

What does this mean to members?

The new signage is designed to smoothen members’ journeys by offering advantages to all groups of card holders:

For oneworld Emerald tier card holders:

  • First Class or Business Class check-in desks, which they can use even when booked in Economy Class.
  • Fast track through security checks at select airports.
  • First Class, Business Class or frequent flyer lounges which they can use when flying internationally, even when not booked to fly in First or even Business Class.  oneworld is the only global airline alliance to offer the use of First Class facilities to its highest tier frequent flyers.
  • Priority boarding lines.

For oneworld Sapphire tier card holders:

  • Business Class check-in desks, which they can use even when booked in Economy Class.
  • Business Class and frequent flyer lounges which they can use when flying internationally, even when booked in Economy Class.
  • Priority boarding lines.

For oneworld Ruby tier card holders:

  • Business Class check-in desks, which they can use even when booked to fly in Economy Class (Qantas will offer from August 1st 2015).

In addition to the airport privileges offered to oneworld frequent flyers, they can also earn and redeem rewards on oneworld member airlines and earn tier status points.  They have access to preferred or pre-reserved seating and are given priority on waitlists and when on standby.  Sapphire and Emerald cardholders receive additional check-in baggage allowances and priority baggage handling.

For more information, and for full details of all oneworld frequent flyer benefits, see oneworld/benefits.

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