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TAP In Star Aliance  
User currently offlineGT From Portugal, joined Dec 2003, 59 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2664 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 (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2623 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 (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2595 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 (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2511 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 (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2491 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, 16493 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2450 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.

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
User currently offlineTR763 From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 788 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2400 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, 1527 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2234 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, 8186 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2199 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 (11 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2028 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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