Pixuk From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 322 posts, RR: 3 Posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1763 times:
There's a topic headline I never expected to see, but posted this morning by a VS staffer on the VirginFlyer website...
Since VS must 'use or lose' the LHR slots they recently acquired, and only one set of slots is being used for the US expansion plans, they have cut a special deal with AF to run a codeshare to Lyon for a year. VS get 10% of the seat allocation, and I'm assuming this will be on AF metal.
Because this is only a temporary arrangement, and they have limited seats, this will only be sold & advertised on the VS website.
Pixuk From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 322 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1693 times:
I doubt this is the sign of anything more permanent, just a marriage of convenience so VS don't lose the LHR slots they've just bought. If VS were to ever get into bed with an alliance (still seems unlikely, IMHO), it would be *A rather than SkyTeam, surely?