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Thursday, March 7, 2013

TAM to leave Star Alliance

And So It Goes...

We finally have an update on the TAM/LAN merger - most have wondered which alliance would win out between the two airlines (TAM is part of Star Alliance, along with United; LAN is part of OneWorld, tied to British Airways and American). 

Official Press Release

I certainly think this helps OneWorld with connections into Latin and South America.  Star Alliance already has several options, including the legacy US carriers and now Avianca/Taca.  The post notes:

The airline plans to officially join Oneworld as soon as it leaves Star Alliance. From that date, TAM passengers will be able to accumulate kilometers/points by flying on any Oneworld member airline. Until then, they will continue to receive the benefits offered by Star Alliance.

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