oneworld launches new downloadable timetable - the easiest way to check schedules serving the alliance's 600 destinations04 May 2005
Planning journeys anywhere around the world is now easier than ever, thanks to the new and improved on-line timetable for oneworld™, the leading quality global airline alliance.
It has released an up-graded the flight planning tool on its website, covering the 600-plus destinations in 135 countries its member airlines serve. For the first time, this timetable can also now be downloaded to PCs or PDAs, or in PDF format for printing, in its entirety or for specific routes. show me>>
oneworld's eight partners comprise - American Airlines, British Airways, Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Iberia, LAN, Finnair and Aer Lingus - and their dozen affiliates together operate more than 8,000 flights a day across their unmatched network.
The timetable also includes flights operated by other airlines under code-share arrangements with the oneworld partners, expanding the network covered by this timetable still further.
Passengers can travel across the entire network served by oneworld member airlines on just one electronic ticket, with oneworld the first airline alliance to extend interline e-ticketing between all of its partners.
Members of any oneworld airline frequent flyer programme can earn rewards and tier points or miles on eligible fares, and redeem mileage awards, across oneworld's network, with top tier cardholders having their privileges extended across all the alliance's members, including access to some 400 airport lounges around the world.
Customers can now check the schedules for this unrivalled network on-line at www.oneworld.com, or download a copy of the timetable to their PC or PDA. They can also download the entire timetable in PDF format, for printing, or just print schedule details between any particular city pair.
oneworld Vice-President Commercial Nicolas Ferri said: "This new downloadable alliance timetable underlines oneworld's commitment to provide excellent alliance service to customers worldwide."
oneworld was supported on this project by Innovata, the global leader in travel content management and distribution solutions, which helped specify, design and develop the alliance's new e-timetable portfolio and will host, manage and maintain these timetable services under a long-term contract.
About oneworld: oneworld brings together some of the best and biggest names in the airline business - American Airlines, British Airways, Qantas, Iberia, Cathay Pacific, LAN, Finnair and Aer Lingus - enabling them 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 more airport lounges. Together, its members serve around 600 destinations in 134 countries. It is the first global alliance with the customer convenience of interline e-ticketing between all its member airlines. oneworld was voted the world's best airline alliance by readers of Business Traveller magazine in its 2004 poll and named the World's Leading Airline Alliance for the second year running in the latest World Travel Awards, based on votes cast by travel professionals from 80,000 agencies in more than 200 countries. Note: LAN affiliate LAN ECUADOR is not a member of oneworld.