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TAP In Star Aliance  
User currently offlineGT From Portugal, joined Dec 2003, 59 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2363 times:

I heard that TAP will join StarAlliance in next month!
I think StarAlliance is being stronger.
tell me your thoughts about this.

A380 fever!!!
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User currently offlineWorldoftui From Sweden, joined Aug 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2322 times:

Hi GT.

Have a look at this thread.

Has there been any further confirmation / stronger rumours from Lisbon about their possible entry into Star Alliance?


User currently offlineGT From Portugal, joined Dec 2003, 59 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

yes it's almost official and TAP for sure will buy new planes.
I a"accept sugestions" for wich plane(s).
I'm sorry for this as been already discussed.
I haven't find nothing about this

A380 fever!!!
User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2210 times:

Yes, Star Alliances is getting stronger with more commerical airlines are join them.

User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2190 times:

So TAP is now seriously considering getting new aircraft? I've heard for years now that they would purchase A332's to replace both the A310 and A340 fleets.

"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16365 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2149 times:

I thought TAP placed an LOI for 5 GE 332's? Or at least publicly indicated interest in the 332 as a 313 replacement.

TAP has got to be the poster child for Airbus. An all-Airbus fleet.

Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineTR763 From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 779 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2099 times:

It would be great to see TAP joining Star, and receiving new aircrat!
I think they could get the 332 to replace the 313, as already said here, but I just kept imagining if they got an A345 to replace the 343 they have!
I´d just love it!!

All the Best
TR763 Big grin

User currently offlineGardermoen From Australia, joined Jul 1999, 1523 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1933 times:

I have flown TAP a few times and I have always found their crew very friendly and hospitable, and although I am glad to see this airline do well and join a major alliance, I somehow feel that STAR is getting a bit too big with small/mid size airlines joining. WHat is the strategy for STAR? Do they accept any airline that wishes to join? And as for hub strategy? There is Spanair next door, and I really wonder how TAP fits into the whole Star plan.
Would this mean no competition on the Brazil-Lisbon route with codeshares with Varig, where both airlines fly they might just hand it over to only one carrier to operate.
I would like to see however some presence in the Asian region, and now it looks likely with a codeshare from either LH or SQ.

User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7303 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

Star airlines themselves are strugggling... TAP would be much better off in SkyTeam.

Varig - Bankrupt
Air Canada - Bankrupt
United - Bankrupt
USAir - Basically Bankrupt

The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlineUA744KSFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1727 times:

Varig is bankrupt? I didn't know that. Another Star airline that you didn't mention is Air New Zealand. They're in financial trouble as well.

But, that doesn't mean that carriers in other alliances aren't having financial trouble. DL and AZ are two that come to mind in SkyTeam.

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