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What airlines are partners with British Airways?

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British Airways is a part of the oneworld airline alliance, whose partners include American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Qantas, Finnair, Iberia and LAN. The oneworld alliance enables member companies to sell tickets for flights operated by partner airlines.

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The oneworld alliance has grown to include Japan Airlines, Royal Jordanian, S7 Airlines, airberlin and Malaysia Airlines. Most recently, Qatar Airways, TAM Airlines, US Airways and Sri Lankan Airlines have joined. When customers fly on oneworld member flights, they accumulate frequent flyer credits that help them earn tier status within the alliance. Depending on their tier status, customers become eligible for benefits such as preferred and pre-reserved seating, priority access to standby flights, priority check-in and boarding, special lounge access and access to fast track security lanes. Through the oneworld alliance, British Airways extends its destination network to nearly 1,000 cities and 150 countries.

Outside of the oneworld alliance, British Airways is also partnered with Aer Lingus, airBaltic, Bangkok Airways, Flybe and Loganair in order to deliver codeshare flights. Other partners include Meridiana, Vueling Airlines and WestJet. Moreover, British Airways has franchised its brands to Comair in South Africa and SUN-AIR in Scandinavia. Some British Airways flights are also operated by the company's two subsidiaries, BA CityFlyer and OpenSkies. When purchasing British Airways tickets online, customers can identify whether the flight is operated by a partner airline.

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