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Oneworld Alliance Member Airlines

Airlines of Oneworld: The Present, Past, and Future Members of the Alliance

Oneworld was founded on February 1, 1999, and is headquartered in New York. It is the smallest of the three major airline alliances. Its 13 full member airlines transport over half a billion passengers every year using a combined fleet of more than 3,500 aircraft. This article takes a brief look at all of Oneworld’s …

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Non-Stop, Direct, and Connecting Flights: What Are the Differences?

Non-Stop, Direct, and Connecting Flights: What Are the Differences?

Many people including me often use the phrases “non-stop flight” and “direct flight” interchangeably. And, while there are situations when the terms are interchangeable, that’s not always the case. In this article, I’ll take a look at what non-stop, direct, as well as connecting flights are. I’ll also give you some examples of each and …

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Flying for the First Time

A Step-by-Step Guide to Flying for the First Time

While flying is “easy” after you have a couple of flights under your belt, if you are about to take your first flight, it might seem like a daunting task. Starting with booking the flights, getting to the airports on time, and boarding the aircraft without missing the flight, there are many small pieces to …

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Star Alliance vs. oneworld vs. SkyTeam: Which of the Three Major Airline Alliances Is the Best?

Star Alliance vs. oneworld vs. SkyTeam: Which of the Three Major Airline Alliances Is the Best?

Recently, smaller airline alliances have started popping up here and there. However, practically speaking, there are only three major airline alliances that you need to know about – Star Alliance, oneworld, and SkyTeam. While airlines have been increasingly forming partnerships with airlines even outside their alliances, the alliances are still an important part of the …

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Red-Eye Flights: Advantages & Disadvantages, and How to to Cope with Them

Red-Eye Flights: Advantages & Disadvantages, and How to Cope with Them

While red-eye flights – flights departing late at night and arriving early in the morning – are no better or worse than daytime flights for some people, others stay away from them whenever possible. And, even though I don’t mind taking red-eye flights at all – in fact, oftentimes I find them to be the …

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Economy Class vs. Business Class: What Are the Differences and Is It Worth Paying More for the Latter?

Economy Class vs. Business Class: What Are the Differences and Is It Worth Paying More for the Latter?

Whether you are about to spend money on your dream vacation or book some flights using your hard earned miles, you might be wondering whether it is worth paying extra to fly in business class as opposed to economy class. While I wrote an overview of the different travel classes that you can fly in as …

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10 Business Class Seat Types You Need to Know Before Booking Your Next Flight

10 Business Class Seat Types You Need to Know Before Booking Your Next Flight

While I mostly fly in economy class, I was lucky enough to have been able to take a few business class flights over the last couple of years as well. Not only was I able to try the service offered by several different airlines, but I was also able to experience a variety of different …

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What Should You Do If You Misspelled Your Name on an Airline Ticket?

What Should You Do If You Misspelled Your Name on an Airline Ticket?

You book the flights for your vacation or to visit your family abroad, a couple of days later decide to look at the confirmation email, and it hits you – you misspelled your name. Or, you entered your first and last name in the wrong order. Situations like that are not common, but they do …

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Battle of Euro-LCCs: Ryanair vs. easyJet vs. Norwegian vs. Wizz Air

Battle of Euro-LCCs: Ryanair vs. easyJet vs. Norwegian vs. Wizz Air

If you’ve traveled around Europe, then you will be familiar with the continent’s largest low-cost airlines: Ryanair, easyJet, Norwegian, and Wizz Air. You’ve either flown them, or they at least showed up in search results when you were looking for various flights (mostly) within Europe. In this article, I’ll take a closer look at each …

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