kressi1k From Germany, joined Mar 2007, 11 posts, RR: 0 Posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 7025 times:
I was looking for a flight from Germany to Australia on the LH website and found that the flight from Singapore to Australia would be on Qantas. Isn't that strange? I would have expected that they will do some codeshare with SQ and I think I saw some LH code share flight numbers from SIN to Australia for SQ flights. So why does the LH website show QF flights instead?
Can anyone let me know why this is the case?
PanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 10888 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6361 times:
You have several options when booking LH to Australia and that includes interlining with QF. That was the most usual way to travel before alliances came up. the interline departments in the airlines always had the best options and choices when it came to staff travel. Good old days.....
A lot of people don't have airline loyalty cards and they could not care less what they fly. They are booked by travel agents and take what they get as long as the price is alright.
Good to see that inrelining is still an option, at least when you don't have to reach a certain mileage to maintai n the staus...
something From United Kingdom, joined May 2011, 1633 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6053 times:
Where was your final destination in Australia? May it be possible that LH only codeshares with QF on the Singapore-Australia portion if SQ doesn't fly to where you want to go? Let's say, you want to go to Newcastle and fly FRA-SIN-MEL-NTL, QF will only codeshare on MEL-NTL if the SIN-FRA portion is done on them as well?
Or maybe you went to another destination that QF flies to from SIN direct, whereas SQ doesn't (add to that the lack of Star Alliance support within Australia).
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 29316 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 6021 times:
QF probably offers LH a better prorate agreement on the SIN-Australia sectors than SQ. SQ may want to keep most of their capacity on that route for their own O&D and online connecting traffic than sharing it with LH. SQ can feed their SIN-Australia flights when dozens of their own flights to/from Europe and Asia, meaning they have less incentive to interline and share the revenue with other carriers.
CXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3438 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5688 times:
Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 8): I've seen the SK website throw up QF and CX, and the AY website often suggests TG.
Well, I'm talking from my experience to PER (don't know about the other airports in Australia).
AY used to use TG, because they had flights to BKK (and HKG, but HKG had bad connection times to PER). From BKK there only is TG. However, now, AY have restarted SIN, and they use QF (AY codeshare flight).
SK use TG, since they have a flight to Bangkok. Beijing and Tokyo don't have any real connections to Australia. And they use TG, a star alliance partner.
But even if they flew to Singapore and routed passengers on QF, it still isn't as bad as LH, as LH CODESHARE on SQ.
As SK don't fly to Hong Kong, I don't see where you've seen a CX flight through SK.