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Details Regarding How Code-share Agreements Work  
User currently offlineUS A333 PIT From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 310 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 5 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3762 times:

In the Star Alliance do all the participating airlines allocate a certain number of seats on certain flights to be sold by partner airlines? For example, in the sky team alliance, does Delta give a percentage of their seats on their LAX-OGG route to Air france to be sold by them? Does air france basically own that percentage of seats on that flight? If Air france doesn't sell all of those seats, does Delta have the right to sell them? Please explain as much about codesharing as possible. If they're different kinds, please tell me the differences. Thanks.

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User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (11 years 5 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3747 times:

When an airline actually holds seats for the partner to sell, this is a little more than a standard codeshare. Continental and Virgin did that sort of an arrangment where Continental actually owned seats on the Virgin flight and Virgin owned seats on the Continental flight. Virgin had to pay Continental for those seats whether they were sold or not. This is called a hard block agreement.

Standard codesharing means that the partners can sell as many seats on that flight as they can. The benefit is that two airlines manage to sell tickets for the same flight meaning more customers have access to the seats, and airlines have more access to customers.

Jeremy


User currently offlineUS A333 PIT From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3729 times:

Yea, but if US Airways sells 75% of the seats on a United flight, say DEN-SNA, and UA has to operate and pay for the flight, how does UA see any benefit? They're only receiving revenues from 25% of that airplane and are stuck incurring all the cost to operate it.

User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3707 times:

Yea, but if US Airways sells 75% of the seats on a United flight, say DEN-SNA, and UA has to operate and pay for the flight, how does UA see any benefit?
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Us doesn't get the revenue for those flights, UAL gets it. Even though 75% were sold via US air. US and UAL will have an agreement that the other gets a % of the revenue for the sale, but it isnt a lot of total.


User currently offline762er From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 542 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3656 times:

Regardless of what airline name (UA or US) is on the ticket, only the airline operating the flight gets the revenue. I can't confirm how it works for other alliances.

User currently offlineETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2083 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3614 times:

Above response not true- the revenue would be shared between the selling carrier and the operating carrier. As indicated above, there are different types of code-sharing deals in terms of allotments.

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