Lmao. This is hilarious. First American reverses the cuts on their Alaska partnership, now they’re restarting a partnership with Qatar Airways.
American Airlines has decided to restart its codeshare partnership with Qatar Airways. The airline previously cut the partnership due to the unfair advantages the ME3 (Emirates, Etihad, Qatar) had over the US3 (American, Delta, United).
Pending government approvals, American will place its code on select Qatar Airways nonstop and connecting services to and from the U.S. and Qatar Airways’ hub in Doha, allowing American’s customers to access new destinations in the Middle East, East Africa, South Asia and South East Asia that are not currently served by American. Qatar Airways will place its code on select flights beyond American’s hubs in Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Chicago (ORD), New York (JFK), Philadelphia (PHL), Miami (MIA) and Los Angeles (LAX), as well as on American’s international flights to and from Europe, the Caribbean, Central America and South America.
But, the most notable thing in this announcement:
In addition to American exploring the addition of service from the United States to Doha, both airlines will discuss new ways to further their partnership through expanded commercial cooperation that will enable long-haul growth for both airlines.
Seattle to Doha on American Airlines incoming? 🤔
Anyways, congrats to American and Qatar. Hopefully this is the start of repairing the damage from that previous airline war.