oneworld honoured as ‘best airline alliance’ twice over - again

04 December 2017

  • Global Traveler’s GT Tested Reader Survey winner for eighth year running
  • Business Traveler North America’s recipient for third consecutive year
  • Confirms oneworld’s standing as most highly prized airline alliance globally

oneworld® has won two more Best Airline Alliance awards, confirming its standing as the world’s most highly prized global airline alliance.

These latest accolades come in independent surveys conducted by two leading USA-based magazines for regular flyers.

oneworld was named Best Airline Alliance, for the eighth year running, by Global Traveler in its 2017 GT Tested Reader Survey.

And for the third consecutive year, oneworld was also judged Best Airline Alliance in Business Traveler North America’s 2017 Best in Business Travel Awards.

oneworld is also the current holder of four other Best Airline Alliance awards:

  • FlightStats’ Airline Alliance On-Time Performance Service Award, for the fourth year running.
  • Business Traveller UK’s Best Airline Alliance for the fifth year in a row.
  • Trazees’ Favorite Airline Alliance, for the second time.
  • World Travel Awards’ World’s Leading Airline Alliance 2016 for the 14th year running.

This means that oneworld now holds twice as many Best Airline Alliance honours as both other global airline alliances combined.

Of its latest success in the Global Traveler awards, the magazine’s CEO and Publisher Francis X Gallagher said:  "It is very impressive to have a brand like oneworld take a GT Tested award for Best Airline Alliance for eight consecutive years - very few winners have been able to achieve this honour. The airlines that comprise this brand represent some of the finest flying in comfort and style."

Global Traveler also presented oneworld with its Wines on the Wing award 2017, as the alliance whose member airlines collectively serve the best wines. oneworld already holds the only other award presented worldwide for this category – from the UK’s Business Traveller magazine.

oneworld member airlines flew high in both the Global Traveler and Business Traveler North America awards.

In the Global Traveler awards, American Airlines was selected as the magazine’s 2017 Airline of the Year.  American also took three GT Tested Reader Survey Awards - for Best Airline Website, Best Airline for Domestic First Class, and Fastest-Growing Airline Transpacific. In the Global Traveler’s Wines on the Wings Survey, American also won for North American First/Business Class Wines, Best North American First/Business Class White Wine, and Best North American First/Business Class Red Wine.

Qatar Airways received three Global Traveler GT Tested Reader Survey Awards, as Best International First Class, Best First Class Seat Design and Best Airline in the Middle East, all three for second year running.

Japan Airlines was honoured twice – as Best Transpacific Airline, and Best Airline to Japan. Meantime, LATAM was judged Best Airline to South America for fourth year running

In the Business Traveler North America 2017 Best in Business Travel Awards, Qatar Airways was honoured as Best Airline in the World for International Travel, Best Business Class Service in the World and also Best Business Class to the Middle East.

British Airways was Best Airline in Western Europe, LATAM Best Business Class to South/Latin America, and Qantas Best Business Class to Australia/New Zealand/South Pacific.

About oneworld

oneworld is an alliance of some of the world’s leading airlines, committed to providing the highest level of service and convenience to frequent international travellers.  They 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. 

As part of oneworld, these airlines:

  • Serve more than a thousand airports in 150 plus countries, with more than 12 500 daily departures.
  • Carry some 530 million passengers a year on a combined fleet of 3 500 aircraft.
  • Generate US$ 125 billion annual revenues.

oneworld member airlines work together to deliver consistently a superior, seamless travel experience, with special privileges and rewards for frequent flyers, including earning and redeeming miles and points across the entire alliance network.  Top tier cardholders (Emerald and Sapphire) enjoy access to more than 650 airport lounges and are offered extra baggage allowances. The most regular travellers (Emerald) can also use fast track security lanes at select airports.