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Battle Of The Alliances: Sky Vs. Star  
User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4779 times:

Who's better, SkyTeam, or Star Alliance?

My Vote:
DL and CO are the top two legacy carriers in the US right now, servicewise,...IMO. I don't fly many other international airlines. But with UA and especially US in Star, I am going to have to give my vote to SkyTeam....

SkyTeam- 1
Star Alliance- 0


The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4778 times:

I have only ever travelled on Star, and they have the largest network.

My vote therefore is Star  Smile

SkyTeam- 1
Star Alliance- 1



Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineShamrock330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4767 times:

Star Alliance flyer right here.

Extensive network and quality carriers, but BMI's diamond club does it for me!

Skyteam - 1
Star Alliance - 2


User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4765 times:

I prefer SkyTeam myself, mainly because they have DL and CO.

Edit: Oops, forgot the score.

Skyteam - 2
Star Alliance - 2

[Edited 2007-05-09 23:16:37]

User currently offlineYYZYHZ From Canada, joined May 2006, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4761 times:

Clearly

the airline network for Earth...Star Alliance

Skyteam has ZERO presence in domestic Canada, whereas Star has AC.....not to mention Skyteam has a gaping hole in the South Pacific.......add 18 carriers, and you have one of the most extensive networks in the world....


Skyteam-2
Star Alliance-3



Travelled on Dash 8-300, A319, A320, A321, A330, B737, B747, B757, B767, E75
User currently offlineBuck3y3nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 881 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4726 times:

Star Alliance...

Sky Team - 2
Star Alliance - 4


User currently offlineCure From Italy, joined Sep 2005, 227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4718 times:

SKYTEAM !! (AF always better compared to LH)

Skyteam - 3
Star - 4

V


User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4711 times:

Oneworld!!!

filler filler


User currently offlineQazar From Canada, joined May 2006, 333 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4709 times:

STAR ALLIANCE!!! You don't get a bigger network

Skyteam - 3
Star Alliance - 5


User currently offlineDFWMzuri From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 248 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4699 times:

Oneworld for me too. After that SkyTeam.

User currently offlineBuckieboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4691 times:

My vote:

Star Alliance.

Can't recall ever being more than 30 minutes late in over 100 flights with LH.
LH seem to have sorted LX out.
Infrequent trips with NH and OZ have been excellent.
They are the only one who have SQ; Sky Team don't have CX.

Sky Team: 3
Star Alliance: 6


Just my 5 RMB

Cheers

Buckieboy

PS They are not perfect, though. BD, and to a lesser extent, OS could be substantially improved.


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4691 times:

For me it's Sky.

They offer more flights from regional airports in the UK than Star does, through KLM and Air France who allow me to connect on the continent to the rest of the world. In addition Continental operate transatlantic services to many smaller UK airport such as BRS and BHX which are idea for connecting the other way - in America. In addition, I find transferring at AMS is a breeze, CDG is dire mind you, and FRA is somewhere in between.

Sky Team: 4
Star Alliance: 6


Dan Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4682 times:

Here are the correct scores. They were messed up because of DFWMzuri...
Sky Team: 5
Star Alliance: 6



The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4676 times:

Quoting Evan767 (Thread starter):
DL and CO are the top two legacy carriers in the US right now, servicewise,...IMO

An alliance needs to be global. You can't be USA-Europe centric and serve business people all over the world. There's more to business travel than the USA and western Europe. Star truly covers the globe and provides as much service to the businessman in Cape Town, Bangkok or Sao Paulo as it does to the dude in Peoria.

STAR is light years ahead of the others in terms of services and network.


User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4671 times:

SkyTeam 5

StarAlliance 7

I gave my point to Star because they offer global service!!! That's something which is badly missed with SkyTeam.


cheers: DALelite



They loved to fly and it showed..
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12189 posts, RR: 18
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4648 times:
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Star Alliance, the best alliance in the world with the worlds best coverage. No other alliance comes any where near Star's global status. Star Alliance will get you to where you want to go, if not to the exact airport, but to a nearby airport unlike OneWorld and Sky who have big holes in their world maps

Air New Zealand - A Star Alliance Member


User currently offlineIcarus75 From France, joined Oct 2003, 800 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4640 times:

I give my vote to Skyteam

SkyTeam 6

StarAlliance 7

I fly a lot within Europe on both AF/KLM and LH and AF/KLM is for me far more better then LH.
In addition, I've flown several times trans-atlantic (AF, CO, DL, UA & LH) : LH is good but UA is the worst with DL.
Mielage Plus program is a joke compared to Flying Blue



Flying is amazing!
User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4638 times:

I have to go with Star between the two -- the coverage gaps in Skyteam are just too large on a global level.

However, if all my travel was between the US and Europe Skyteam would be okay.

Steve


User currently offlineUnited319 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 523 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4627 times:
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Sllevin, 777ER, and Bicoastal were not added into the count. Plus my vote goes for STAR.

Skyteam:6
STAR:11



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User currently offlineItsnotfinals From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4622 times:

Star... much more global

Skyteam 6
STAR 12


User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4613 times:

Good God...

StarA

Sky-6
Star-13



"Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?"
User currently offlineAsturias From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 2156 posts, RR: 16
Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4592 times:

Star Alliance. Many of the best airlines in the world and the best service on average. If I would use two adjectives to describe Star Alliance: boring and dependable.

But boring in a good way  Wink

saludos

Asturias



Tonight we fly
User currently offlineLHboyatDTW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4584 times:

Skyteam

I'd might as well support the home team (aka NW) and I absolutely loved changing planes in Amsterdam compared to Frankfurt. All we need is MH to join Skyteam then we may be on par with Star.

Star Alliance has waay too many carriers in Europe:

LH, SK, OS, LX, LOT, TP, BMI and I may have forgotten others, but bottom line is that too many of their hubs are in close proximity of each other.

SKY: 7
Star: 13

[Edited 2007-05-12 05:15:40]

User currently offlineLHRBFSTrident From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 656 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4574 times:

STAR - the all-carrier awards matrix was genius when it first came out.

try getting to SYD, MEL, BNE, AKL without going through SEL on SkyTeam....



Next up: LAX-LHR NZ002 Y SkyCouch! LHR-LAX NZ001 Y
User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 4550 times:

Quoting LHRBFSTrident (Reply 23):
try getting to SYD, MEL, BNE, AKL without going through SEL on SkyTeam....

I think you mean through ICN.


25 JamesJimlb : skyteam all the way, star allince sucks! IMO CO is the best us carrier
26 HT : From my homebase HAJ I get the following destinations served nonstop by the two Alliances in concern: Star: - FRA, MUC, STR, ZRH, VIE, CPH, LHR, CDG,
27 Bicoastal : As does your spelling, grammar and punctuation. You're too young to have enough experience on either of the alliances to have an informed opinion.
28 ATCT : As a loyal Continental elite traveller....SkyTeam all the way. I hate UScareways with a passion and Im not a fan of United. The only good airline in O
29 Evan767 : SkyTeam's gainin'!!!
30 AirTranTUS : I think the count is: SkyTeam: 9 *A: 16
31 JamesJimlb : i have flown alot more than you think.
32 RetroLivery : I just joined Miles & More the other day and claimed retroactive credit on two IAD-MUC-FLR segments; that should put me off to a nice start. Miles & M
33 ACDC8 : Hard to say. Star Alliance is good because I can at least get points for domestic flights within Canada, plus it's easy to get points on either AC or
34 Evan767 : Updated: SkyTeam: 10 Star: 17
35 Rwy04LGA : Updated update: SkyTeam : 11 Star : 17
36 SpinalTap : There is also Air France's codeshare with Qantas, and out of CNS you can fly CO but I agree extremely limited service to Australia/NZ/South Pacific.
37 Viscount724 : And KL's codeshare with MH between AMS and SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/AKL via KUL.
38 Yellowstone : As a United fan, my vote goes to the Star Alliance. Sky - 11 Star- 19
39 CXfirst : Easy question - STAR ALLIANCE !!!!! They have SQ, SK, NZ! I have a TG Frequent Flyer card, with loads of points and easy tier status achieval! Also, t
40 LHRBFSTrident : oops - a few years behind the times! You're right.... true, but there's something ironic about using a Oneworld carrier as proof of Skyteam's destina
41 TYCOON : In terms of Frequent Flyer friendly, no doubt my vote goes to Skyteam. I am a Premier Executive Mileage Plus (UA - Star Gold) and a Flying Blue Platin
42 TYCOON : Sorry Skyteam 12 Star 20
43 MANisnumber1 : I really like Skyteam. Give them a few years and their coverage could be just as good as star's. Skyteam - 13 Start Alliance - 20
44 B747forever : I like first of all ONEWORLD. This because one of my favourite airlines is member their, BA. But after Oneworld it got to bee Star alliance. So Skytea
45 Basefly : From my CPH view it would have to be Star, cant go many places ex CPH without Star. So Skyteam: 13 Star Alliance: 22
46 Flyboy36y : OW is by far the best. The mid east is covered by RJ, LAN is king in south america. AA is huge in north america, Europe is more than covered, as is as
47 Burnsie28 : Gaping hole in the South Pacific on Skyteam, I don't think so, CO flies to several little islands and Australia. Along with KE's service. Skyteam.
48 Burnsie28 : Forgot to add what about everyones big gap throughout Asia and Eastern Europe (Kazakstan) etc. Nobody has that covered better then Skyteam... in fact
49 TristanHNL : As much as I support CO, and as much as I love AF, Star's got a better global network, plus more quality asian carriers. It's really a no-brainer.
50 WestJetYQQ : This is rediculous. If you are going to have a poll on Alliances why would you leave out oneworld?
51 Post contains images Airtrainer : There's only one for me... Skyteam: 13 Star Alliance: 23
52 Post contains images YYZflyer : Star Alliance!!! Skyteam: 13 Star Alliance: 24
53 AllegiantAir : Skyteam for me. Skyteam: 14 Star Alliance: 24
54 BA787 : Well mine would be oneworld, but probably Skyteam, as KL re pretty good from LBA Skyteam: 15 Star: 24
55 SQ948 : Star Alliance, because of a better global network and two of my favorite airlines are Star members Skyteam: 15 Star Alliance: 25
56 InbarD : Oneworld! But since there not in this battle i will go with Star Alliance. Skyteam: 15 Star Alliance: 26[Edited 2007-05-26 12:43:18]
57 L410Turbolet : a) try to make up your mind about LOT b) check Austrian's network in CEE Europe to see how they "don't add to network" c) US Airways a "good airline"
58 Post contains images Superfly : STAR ALLIANCE all the way! I thought this thread was a joke at first. Skyteam? Give me a break! The only good airlines they have is Northwest, KLM and
59 Avianca : no question, all way for Star Alliance: Skyteam: 15 Star Alliance: 28 hopefully they will get soon a new SouthAmerican member (cross finger for Avianc
60 Viscount724 : DL and CO operate far more US-Europe nonstop routes than any Star Alliance or oneworld carrier.
61 WestJetYQQ : Meh, I retract my statement. Skyteam: 15 Star Alliance: 29 IMO, the system worked out by Skyteam is ridiculous. Their European Network is well played
62 Danairbus : Skyteam: 16 Star Alliance: 29
63 Superfly : Soooooo.........? Star Alliance has far more US-Asia nonstop routes than any Skyteam member. As WestJetYQQ mentioned above, the continents of Austral
64 Viscount724 : So it often results a faster trip with fewer connections for passengers wanting to go to one of the many points served nonstop by DL or CO that are n
65 Trent1000 : Choosing the 'best' alliance depends where you live, which routes you travel most, which class you travel in most and the benefits offered in respecti
66 L410Turbolet : Although not an Australian carrier, MH's network would help a lot to improve SkyTeam's coverage of SE Asia/Australia.
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