Global Explorer offers more round-the-world destinations with networks of recruits Japan Airlines and Malév added

04 June 2006

oneworldTM has opened up even more of the world to travellers planning round-the-world trips with two of its recruits joining its Global Explorer fare before they board the alliance. Global Explorer enables travel on all the alliance's existing eight carriers and their 12 affiliates plus selected other airlines.

Latest additions are Japan Airlines (JAL) and Malév, both of which will offer oneworld's full range of services and benefits early next year when they become members, expanding its network substantially in Japan and Central and East Europe.

They add another 70 destinations to the network covered by Global Explorer, so it now extends to almost 700 destinations in approaching 150 countries in Africa, Asia, the South Pacific, North and South America, Europe… And oneworld is the only alliance offering a full network inside Australia.

Travellers can fly with any oneworld airline, which include some of the biggest and best in the industry, all renowned for the quality of their customer service - Aer Lingus, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, LAN and Qantas and their 12 affiliates. With Global Explorer, they can also travel on Air Pacific, Gulf Air and now Japan Airlines and Malév.

Global Explorer is one of two round-the-world fares offered by oneworld.

For Japan Airlines, Global Explorer is the only round-the-world fare it offers. Besides the mainline airline, its subsidiaries JALways and Japan Asia Airways are also participating in the fare at this stage.

Global Explorer offers simple, flexible, and great value round-the-world travel for trips up to one year long. Four versions are available. For details, see below.:

oneworld's other round-the-world fare is oneworld Explorer. This includes travel only on the alliances eight existing member airlines and their 12 affiliates. Uniquely, prices are based on the number of continents visited, rather than on the distance flown.

oneworld offers more alliance fares than any of its competitors. For those who don't want to fly all around the world, these include Visit passes for each continent or Circle fares.

JAL, along with five other members of the JAL group which will join oneworld alongside it as affiliates - JALways, Japan Asia Airways, JAL Express, J-Air and Japan Transocean Air– together with Malév and Royal Jordanian will participate in all oneworld fare products when they join the alliance early next year.

About Global Explorer

Four versions of Global Explorer are available:



Maximum length of trip

Stopovers included

Sample itinerary

Tier 1

26 000 Miles

Minimum 3, maximum 5,

No more than 2 within any one region

New York - Miami - Madrid - London - Hong Kong - Tokyo - New York

Tier 2

29 000 Miles

Minimum 3, maximum 10

No more than 3 within any one region

Sydney - Perth - Johannesburg - London - New York - Los Angeles – Sydney

Tier 3

34 000 Miles

Minimum 3, maximum 15

No more than 4 within any one region

Tokyo - Sydney - Los Angeles - New York - London - Johannesburg - Hong Kong - Tokyo


London - Bahrain -Mumbai - Bangkok - Hong Kong - Sydney - Nadi (Fiji) - Honolulu - Los Angeles - Santiago - Buenos Aires - London.

Tier 4

39 000 Miles

Minimum 3, maximum 15

No more than 4 within any one region

Hong Kong - Perth - Ayers Rock - Sydney - Noumea - Los Angeles - New York - Miami - Santiago - Rio de Janeiro - London - Madrid - Paris - Hong Kong


Tiers 1,2 and 4 are available for travel only in Economy Class, but Tier 3 can be in First, Business or Economy Class. Not all tiers are available for sale in all countries.

For full information, fares, bookings, rules and conditions, contact any participating airline or your local travel agent – or see

Because of the nature of these products, on-line bookings are not currently available.

About oneworld

oneworld enables its member airlines to offer their customers more services and benefits than any airline can provide on its own. These include a broader route network, opportunities to earn and redeem frequent flyer miles and points across the combined oneworld network and access to almost 400 airport lounges worldwide. oneworld is the only alliance to enable passengers to fly throughout its network, on any combination of carriers, using just electronic tickets.

oneworld has won more top industry awards as an alliance than any of its competitors. Most recently, it was voted the world's best airline alliance by readers of Business Traveller magazine for the second year running in its 2005 poll, and the World's Leading Airline Alliance for the third year running in the latest World Travel Awards, based on votes cast by80,000 travel agency professionalsfrom more than 200 countries.

It offers more alliance fare and sales products than any of its competitors, earning some US$650 million for its member airlines in 2005, with all passengers transferring between oneworld members generating revenues totalling US$1.8 billion.

Note: LAN affiliates LAN Ecuador and LAN Argentina are not members of oneworld.