Air Palingus From Argentina, joined May 2000, 43 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4119 times:
Hey people!!! I have been an AAdvantage (One World) member for a long time know, yet know that Swiss has been bought by Lufthansa, maybe Star Alliance will be a better choice for me. Do you think United will survive?? Will LAN (One World)begin direct service to Europe from Argentina with "Lan Argentina"? Who do you think is best and more reliable in the long term?? Star Alliance or One World?? Consider I'm in South America, and more specifically, in Buenos Aires, Argentina!
SU From Russia, joined Apr 2004, 360 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3858 times:
My openinon Star will be better for Latin American now with TPA just joining them. There is LH that has direct flight from Argentina to Europe. There is also Varig, TAP and UA. SpanAir might ersume its flights You will have more choice and better connections on Star then OW.
Intothinair From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 392 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3531 times:
If you chose Star, you would have LH flying to main hubs in south America including Buenos Aires, then you are automatically connected to the rest of Europe, since LH, SAS, BMI, LOT, Austrian, Spanair and TAP basically serve the whole of Europe. You'd be well connected in Asia as well, with Thai, SQ, Asiana, and ANA. North America as well with UA, US airways(Let's hope that they will survive),and Air Canada. You'd be well connected throughout South America with Varig.
Throughout Australia/New Zealand there is Air New Zealand, and Thai+SQ also fly to Major hubs throughout Australia and New Zealand.
As for Africa, LH flies to all major hubs in Africa, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Lagos etc. and South African will join Star soon as well(I think)
As for One world, with only 8 airlines in the alliance, really not that much of a choice, example, Cathay Pacific being the only airline in Asia.
So, i think you'd be better of with Star Alliance.
Hope this helps