I have now flown every One World member airline.


S7 A320neo VQ-BCF at Novosibirsk in Siberia en route to Irkutsk

I wonder how many people have flown every one of the 13 One World alliance member airlines?

After four flights across Russia with Siberia Airlines S7, I can now claim this milestone.


Landing in Irkutsk in Siberia, 4000 direct Km east of Moscow

In a previous post, I noted that I have also travelled on Air Berlin and Malev, two One World members that have now closed down. I also flew Aer Lingus prior to it leaving  the alliance in 2007.

Hoping that I get a certificate?! (I think not!).


Boarding at Irkutsk, Siberia for a six hour flight south to Bangkok

I have traveled in Economy (Coach) and Business with every current One World carrier with a couple of exceptions. I have only flown in Business Class with SriLankan and only in Economy with Iberia and Japan Airlines. First Class has been experienced with just Qantas and American.



Qatar A350 in One World livery at Doha airport

After 588 flights with all of the One World carriers, Qatar Airlines is hands down the best OneWorld airline in terms of customer service, on board product, food, lounges and crisis handling.

At the opposite end with the worst of everything has been American Airlines-until last year. I have been told the company has dramatically improved. I will test this assertion with a couple of AA trips later this year.


Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines and Qantas offer a very good product.  I was blown away by how good S7 were-they have some Russian cultural quirks but their Russian domestic and European regional business class product are outstanding and I had one of the best domestic economy flight experiences ever! I am happy to fly them again along with Finnair, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.

British Airways, Royal Jordanian and LATAM are consistently inconsistent -delightful one flight and woeful on the next. Not a fan of Iberia but have never tried their business class so that may colour my opinion.

What about you? How many of the One World airlines  have you flown? Favourite? Least liked? And should One World send me an achievement certificate?

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