oneworld voted Best Airline Alliance by Global Traveler readers for 12th consecutive year

01 Dezember 2021

The oneworld® Alliance has again been named Best Airline Alliance in the Global Traveler 18th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, winning the title for the 12th year in a row.

The GT Tested Reader Survey awards recognise the best in travel providers, as voted on by the readers of Global Traveler magazine. This year’s winners will be honoured at a gala reception on 14 December at The Peninsula Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, where oneworld Director of Global Brand, Marketing and Loyalty Maria Krasilnikova-McKinnon will accept the award on oneworld’s behalf.

oneworld member airlines were also named winners in the GT Tested Reader Survey awards, including repeat wins in several categories.

Alaska Airlines, oneworld’s newest member airline, won in the category for Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion in Travel (Airline). The Alaska Airlines Visa Signature card from Bank of America received two awards: Best Frequent Flyer Affinity Credit Card (for the 10th consecutive year) and Best Frequent Flyer Affinity Credit Card Benefits (for the third consecutive year).

American Airlines, a oneworld founding member, was named Best Airline for Domestic First Class for the seventh consecutive year. American Airlines AAdvantage Executive Platinum won for Best Frequent Flyer Elite-Level Program and AA.com received Best Airline Website.

Japan Airlines, which joined oneworld in 2007, won for Best Airline to Japan.

Royal Air Maroc, which joined oneworld in 2020 as the alliance’s first full member in the African continent, was named Best Airline in Africa.

oneworld’s win in the GT Tested Reader Survey caps off a series of awards for the global airline alliance. In September, oneworld was named World’s Best Airline Alliance by Skytrax. This was followed by oneworld winning Best Airline Alliance in the Best in Business Travel Awards by Business Traveler USA, announced in November. Most recently, oneworld received Best Airline Alliance in the Business Traveller UK awards.

oneworld Chairman and Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive His Excellency Mr Akbar Al Baker: “What we are witnessing is a clear trend where passengers from around the world are consistently recognising the oneworld Alliance as the Best Airline Alliance. This award pays tribute to the determination of our member airlines in delivering an unparalleled passenger experience, particularly as our industry overcomes the most arduous time in the history of aviation. On behalf of the oneworld member airlines, it gives me great pleasure to thank the readers of Global Traveler magazine for entrusting us with this accolade.”

oneworld CEO Rob Gurney said: “As the year draws to a close, we are honoured to be named again as the preferred airline alliance of Global Traveler readers, whose support we deeply appreciate. The awards received by oneworld in recent months continue to demonstrate the outstanding customer service shown by our member airlines, despite recent challenging times.”

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oneworld brings together 14 world-class airlines – Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines and SriLankan Airlines, and more than 20 of their affiliates. Fiji Airways is a oneworld connect partner. 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 airport lounges and are offered extra baggage allowances. The most regular travelers (Emerald) can also use fast track security lanes at select airports. Learn more about the oneworld Alliance at oneworld.com. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.