16-year-old Qatar Airways has become the newest member airline to join the oneworld® Alliance, becoming part of the alliance on Oct. 30.
The airline offers nonstop
flights to Qatar's hub Doha International Airport (DOH) from JFK, ORD, IAH, and
IAD. Other flights between the United States and the Middle East connect
through key European gateways, including Paris and London.
As a member of oneworld,
Qatar Airways offer access to more than 20 new destinations and five countries,
including Ethiopia, Iran, Rwanda, Serbia and Tanzania. Qatar Airways also
provides convenient one-stop connections across hundreds of cities, such as
flights between Asia and Southern Europe or between Asia and Africa.
All told, Qatar Airways serves
120 destinations with what it refers to as one of the youngest fleets in the
to include 13 member airlines, Qatar Airways is the second member airline based
in the Middle East; Royal Jordanian Air was the first, joining oneworld
Qatar adds one of the world’s
fastest growing and most highly rated airlines to the world’s fastest growing
and most highly rated global airline alliance, according to the airline’s website.
“Becoming part of oneworld,
which holds more ‘best alliance’ awards than any of its competitors, will
strengthen Qatar Airways’ competitiveness, enabling it to offer customers an unrivaled alliance
global network served by partners that include leading airlines from every
region,” wrote Kenyan publican Standard Digital.
Travelers who are members of American Airlines’ AAdvantage®
mileage program can earn
and redeem AAdvantage miles on all eligible Qatar Airways flights. Travel
on eligible Qatar Airways flights will also count toward elite
status qualification. American Airlines is the only U.S. carrier that is a
member of the oneworld Alliance.
To mark the arrival of the new
member, American is offering AAdvantage members the opportunity to earn double AAdvantage
miles when flying eligible Qatar Airways flights between November 15 and
December 19, 2013 and between January 6, 2014 and January 31, 2014. Members
will need to register
before traveling in order to be eligible for the bonus miles.
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