Royal Air Maroc Joins Oneworld – And Why You Might Care…

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Royal Air Maroc (RAM) has been an official member of the oneworld alliance since April 1. The alliance includes airlines like Qatar Airways , British Airways , Cathay Pacific, American Airlines, Finnair and more. LATAM is still part of oneworld, but will leave the alliance at the end of this year.

Royal Air Maroc is a good addition to the alliance as the airline is the first major member on the African continent.

Royal Air Maroc joins oneworld

During normal times (ie. without the COVID-19 situation) RAM flies to a wide range of European destinations, including the UK. From Morocco, passengers can then fly further to  destinations in Africa, Middle East, South America and North America.

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The fact that the airline is now part of the alliance is also good news for frequent flyers. For example, if you have saved Avios with British Airways‘ Executive Club, you can now spend them on flights with Royal Air Maroc. In addition, you can earn Avios and Tier Points from paid flights with RAM too.

If you have elite status with a oneworld frequent flyer programme, you can now benefit from it when flying with Royal Air Maroc. The precise perks will depend on whether your status is equivalent to oneworld Ruby, Sapphire or Emerald status . You will receive the following benefits for Ruby status:

  • Access to the Business Class check-in
  • Access to reserved or preferred seats
  • Priority on waiting lists and on standby

As a Sapphire member you will receive these benefits:

  • Access to Business Class lounges
  • Access to the Business Class check-in
  • Priority on waiting lists and on standby
  • Access to reserved or preferred seats
  • Priority boarding
  • Extra baggage allowance
  • Priority baggage handling

And as an Emerald member you get these benefits:

  • Access to First and Business Class lounges
  • Access to the First Class priority check-in
  • Fast track at selected security controls
  • Priority baggage handling
  • Extra baggage allowance
  • Priority boarding
  • Priority on waiting lists and on standby
  • Access to reserved or preferred seats

There are a number of conditions attached to some of the benefits. You can find these conditions on this page here.

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