Frontiers4ever From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3041 times:
I dont think that Alaska will join One World (Hearthrow) World. They have extensive agreements with airlines such as NWA and also have agreements with Continental. But hey anything is possible
All4BWI From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3003 times:
AS joining Oneworld could be huge for AS. Passengers would love the global possibilities, and think of the global recognition that AS would gain. The only problem is, because of the market that AS is in business to serve, that market would not have a whole lot of global appeal. So, joining Oneworld could be great for AS, but not a huge boost for the rest of the Oneworld alliance.
GuyBetsy1 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 840 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2914 times:
I beg to differ, ALL4BWI, if AS joins Oneworld, then maybe there would be more Oneworld passengers flying the Pacific Northwestern corridor.
Right now, an Oneworld passenger on a RTW ticket has virtually no way of getting to California from Vancouver, Seattle or anyway along the Northwestern Pacific coast without backtracking on AA to Dallas. Similarly for people from Southern California who want to fly north have to do the same.
As the Star Alliance has 2 US partners, UA and US, it's only befitting to see that Oneworld add AS to AA to complement gaps in areas where AA does not fly to. And that is the Pacific Northwest corridor.
Flashmeister From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2914 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2827 times:
Hey, they mught be a codeshare whore, but it works. I doubt AS would jump into bed solely with AA, since they'd lose a lot of their feed-role. AS/QX feeds all sorts of CO/NW/AA flights at SEA/PDX/LAX (including the new NW asia route from PDX), and that's quite a few butts in seats.
Plus, didn't they just set up some sort of FF reciprocation or some sort of agreement with DL?