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Japan Airlines decides to stay with Oneworld

Sticking with American Airlines in Oneworld could be a stop-gap move for Japan Airlines while it seeks financial stability.

After a drawn-out fight for its loyalty, bankrupt Japan Airlines JAL has chosen to stay in the Oneworld alliance with American Airlines -- a decision that some see as potentially just a short-term fix.

Announced after the close of business in Asia yesterday, the decision by the Japanese flag carrier to stay aligned with Texas-based American flew in the face of all previous signals from the Japanese government, transport minister Seiji Maehara and JAL's court-appointed trustee, the Enterprise Turnaround Initiative Corporation. It had been widely reported that the airline would switch to the Delta Air Lines-led Skyteam alliance, a move that would have fed more traffic into its Asian routes and given JAL...

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