Lucky727 From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 602 posts, RR: 2 Posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3206 times:
Hi Folks -
I was just in Key West, FL, and when I got home, experimented with booking YYZ-EYW on AC's website. Now, I know they don't fly there at all, never mind directly - but US does YYZ-CLT-EYW. I just find it strange that AC doesn't even recognize that the itinerary is possible with a connection to one of its *A partners, and doesn't make it bookable (?) AC's site doesn't even recognize EYW as a destination.
I've previously booked all kinds of *A itineraries with mutliple carriers... i.e. AC will seamlessly connect you to UA at DEN, etc. - I'm just wondering if AC & US have limited codeshare-ability, or whether US has some kind of 'poor cousin' status within *A?
reifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2993 times:
Actually codesharing doesn't mean that the price makes sense. Take VS, they used to have a CO code. However there was no way to get i.e. a FRA-MAN-MCO flight decently priced. If I would have taken FRA-LH-MAN-UA-EWR-UA-MCO then it would be fine.
There is this thing called "Atlantic joint venture", which is LH/UA/BD/AC/CO/LX/SN. All these airlines have basically the same base fare (taxes differ of course) as long as you get the same booking class. And you can mix them how you wish. See? US is not part of this, you will never get a decent price if you try to connect US with one of these...