SIA_B777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 469 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3362 times:
HP and CO used to be code-share partners. However, this appears to have ended. My question is when did HP and CO break up their alliance and what was the reason for the split? I already did a search on this topic and failed to find any answer.
IndustrialPate From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3289 times:
The CO/HP (and CO/F9) relationship ended spring 2002. Allegedly it was related to HP's new declaration as a LCC / new fare structure although many think CO had been seeking a way out of the relationship for quite some time.
Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3810 posts, RR: 27
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3145 times:
Continental's timing in ending their code-sharing and reciprocal frequent flyer agreements with America West was one of those airline industry examples of "what a coincidence" (not!!!!). It was plainly retaliation on CO's part for HP having the unmitigated gall (in CO's twisted view) to restore at least some measure of sanity and equitibility to airline pricing -- referred to by HP as "fair fares."
Doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that HP emerged the winner for sticking with their plan; and no one can make a point based on factual evidence that CO's retaliatory action against HP had a similar effect for Gordo's airline. While HP has become a consistent money maker, CO can do no better than to contrive scapegoats and "poor me" lame excuses for remaining stuck in their money-losing malaise in spite of their low labor costs.
As for interline ticketing capability, all U.S. "legacy" airlines plus many others, including HP, AS, F9, and TZ (for sure) have agreements whereby they can ticket pax on other airlines. Generally speaking, the only restrictions on interline ticketing are 1) at least one segment of the ticket must be operated by the issuing carrier and 2) a carrier cannot issue a ticket with any international segment(s) operated by another carrier. Airlines routinely issue tickets containing offline segments, even on arch-rival carriers. Southwest is among the few major airlines in the world who do not participate in interline ticketing.
ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3033 times:
If I am remember correct about codeshare with HP & CO from 2 years ago and they are no longer use with their codeshare either. After CO was moving out from T4 to T2 into the ticket counter & gate areas, too. What are you plans was going on for next?
Flyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2941 times:
We also have interline checkin capability with CO. If there is a CO segment in an HP itinerary, we can check the passenger in for all the flights. In some cities, like TUS, we actually have access to SHARES A, and can do most anything related to CO. This is because we are CO agents in TUS and handle all their flights. While the code share ended, we still handle each other's operation in many cities.