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When Is US Airways Entering Star Alliance?  
User currently offlineMozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2165 posts, RR: 13
Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3887 times:

In the press release announcing their forthcoming membership on May 31, 2003, they mentioned it would be "in the next 9 to 12 months". Any news? Or has Star lost interest in US given its economic woes?

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User currently offlineHaveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3817 times:

US is still planning on entering Star later this spring / summer. There is no indication that they won't join Star. Their most recent press release acknowleged that they are planning on painting planes in the Star livery...

User currently offlineKKMolokai From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3762 times:

I'd think they (USAirways) would be too busy preparing for ch.7, than worrying about joining an alliance. What advantage (for anyone) would this provide? Possibly a few more agonizing months of hardship. A few more months of labor disputes and uncertainty. Sounds like a winner!



We are the people of American Airlines. And we know why you fly.
User currently offlinePhaeton From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 406 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3714 times:

Lufthansa is going to introduce flights or already has from Munich to Charlotte, which is one of US Airways' hub. I think they are definitely going to join Star Alliance.


"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.", Winston Churchill
User currently offlineFA4UA From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 812 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3632 times:

Please understand that I'm a huge fan of Star Alliance, but it must be mentioned that it looks like an airline rehab clinic!

AC, UA and US all have had such drama financially speaking, plus Ansett is no longer! Ironic that it's still the largest global network! Perhaps miraculous??

just my 2 cents
FA4UA



The debate continues... Starwood or Hyatt... which is better
User currently offlineStarrion From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1126 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3617 times:

yeah, who knew that so many members of the "Star Alliance" would be going supernova so quickly.......


Knowledge Replaces Fear
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3563 times:

AC, UA and US all have had such drama financially speaking,

That aint the half of it...

RG had its flagship aircraft seized, then cancelled outstanding orders
NH cant turn an int'l profit
NZ aint in the best shape, but doing better
UA, no comment
US, refer to previous comment
AC is limping along with its government crutch
...etc


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3534 times:

MX bails out too...

Greg



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User currently offlineFuffla From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3512 times:

When you think about it though, a lot of major airlines have had some bad times in the past years. Most US carriers after Sept. 11, Most Asian carriers after SARS, etc. It is not just the airlines in the Star Alliance. But even after all of these tourism problems, the airlines are still recording profits, you just have to wait and see with an airline, anything can change their financial status at any given moment. It only seems like Star Alliance airlines are doing it tough because the have major airlines that mainly fly to the US and Asia and surrounding areas.

User currently offlineMotorhussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3127 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3388 times:

This came in my recent Airpoints update from NZ:

Air New Zealand is a member of the Star Alliance, made up of 15 member airlines from around the world. On 31 March this year one of those airlines, Mexicana, is leaving the Star Alliance. The good news is that they will remain an Airpoints programme partner. So although you won’t earn Status Credits or have your Air New Zealand or Star Alliance status recognised, you’ll still be able to earn and use your Airpoints on Mexicana flights.

As one airline leaves, another one arrives and in the next few months, US Airways will be joining the Star Alliance. So look forward to being able to earn and redeem Airpoints and Status Credits with yet another member of the Star Alliance network.


Regards
MH



come visit the south pacific
User currently offlineOzzie From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3378 times:

What do you mean by RG had its flagship aircraft seized?

User currently offlineGr8slvrflt From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1597 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3328 times:

When Is US Airways Entering Star Alliance?

Hopefully before they join the B. E. P. Alliance (Braniff-Eastern-Pan Am)!


User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 44
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3292 times:

Yet another carrier Star Alliance partner, bmi, are making relatively large losses at present.


Like a fine wine, one gets better with age.
User currently offlineDoug_or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3400 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3264 times:

Varig had a 777 or two seized by creditors.


When in doubt, one B pump off
User currently offlineMozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2165 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3168 times:

Ah yes, and don't forget about SAS which has trouble of its own, also Austrian, and so is Thai (less dramatic though). In a nutshell, the only more or less healthy carriers in Star are LH (so so...) and SQ.

Is SA almost bankrupt as well or what criteria do they fulfill to become a member?


User currently offlineHaveric From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1247 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3120 times:

People here love to dance on the grave of a company that, last I checked, was not even in bankruptcy! (unlike UA or AC!). Relax people. We all know US is having tough times, but they've been pushing forward a lot longer than some of the "experts" on this website have predicted...

User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3089 times:

CSA's from US will tell u that the training for the Star has begun... So that is signs that this is happening soon.


There is something special about planes....
User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3035 times:

according to the Alliances department in Arlington, USAirways will make the announcement this month.

-nate


User currently offlineCaribb From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1637 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3034 times:

ConcordeBoy

AC is limping along with its government crutch

Air Canada has not received anything from the government. They are working out their problems by themselves.


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