9MMAR From Malaysia, joined Jul 2006, 2110 posts, RR: 18 Posted (8 years 1 week 6 days ago) and read 3215 times:
MH with OneWorld. I read somewhere that BA and AA INVITED MH to form OneWorld way back but they turned the offer down because BA refused to follow their demand to move BA's hub from SIN to KUL. BA and AA later on joinforce with QF and the rest is history. BA withdrawn KUL from its network later.
MH is now struggling to join SkyTeam but receive extreme objection from AF. Malaysia Airport on the other hand is struggling to get BA and QF back to KUL.
GFFgold From Indonesia, joined Feb 2007, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3177 times:
I imagine MH will come to regret getting into bed with KLM. There is just no comparison between the long haul products of each airline (except maybe the ticket price). Imagine booking KUL-AMS on MH only to find yourself on an @ss numbing seat on a vintage 744 combi.
United319 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 546 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 3088 times:
Id imagine that UA is pretty remorseful about Shuttle By United/United Shuttle. I heard it flopped, and now the ex shuttle 737's are a pain to ride on for both pax and f/a's. There are no drink carts on board, its all service from trays, and there are no heaters or proper storage for F class meals. Its all cold meals served on plastic accept for the drinks. Ted seems much better than Shuttle.
ERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6804 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3059 times:
I am sure they had wished that Furgeson (or however you spell his name) had sold out to the Goodnights (think SAS Institute - VERY successful computer company in Cary, NC) so that Midway would still be flying today..
There would have been some CRJ, E70, 737-700, 767, and 777 in the fleet by now.. boat loads of non-stop routes from RDU.. and probably a focus city in the midwest and west-coast.. probably SJC since SAS Institute had strong ties there..
AirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3049 times:
US Air purchasing PSA. A real money loser, planes didn't match, US didn't understand the west coast culture of PSA and a few years later they had nothing to show for it, same can be said about the American take over of Air Cal.