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Written by Ravindra Bhagwanani on . Posted in Archives

It was the first full entry into an alliance of an airline in many years – but maybe the strangest one ever. As with many other airlines, Royal Air Maroc suspended temporarily all flights on March 21 – but joined the oneworld alliance nevertheless as planned on April 01, just without the usual PR noise. Until today, the website of Royal Air Maroc does not mention a single word how its Safar Flyer program was changed as a result, but most oneworld partners now list Royal Air Maroc as new partner in their program information. The differences between the programs are though considerable. For Business Class flights, one accrues up to 200% of miles flown with the program of American Airlines, AAdvantage, while the programs of British Airways and Iberia, Executive Club and Iberia Plus, turn out to be the most generous ones in Economy Class. On the other side, most booking classes in Economy Class are excluded from any mileage accrual in the program of Cathay Pacific, Asia Miles.