747SPA330MD11 From Germany, joined Dec 2003, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 5680 times:
Thanks for reply
I have nearly 60.000 miles with KoreanAir but I can not use them anymore for flights to Korea, because I will not go there anymore. So then I will go to SXM with AF to make some nice shots
TexAussie From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 5650 times:
Hmmm, I wonder if NW will look at the 777-300ER very seriously now, as the 777 is a SkyTeam flagship.
Delta's reduction in services at DFW will mesh well with a CO base at IAH.
However, I wonder how having 3 majors in the same country on one alliance will work. That business model has yet to be tested.
SkyTeam's weak link is still the South Pacific/Indian Ocean region. If they were to add Malaysian to SkyTeam, they would have Asia covered from the northeast and southwest. With KL, CO and NW joining, MH would finally give SkyTeam a truly global reach.
I was Delta Platinum for many years until moving to Australia. Now earning elite miles and using my Delta miles is very limited with SkyTeam. Star Alliance and OneWorld own this region -- and the flights are always full. It would be great to get SkyTeam to have a bigger presence down under!
Cory6188 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2733 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5105 times:
TexAussie, I would have to disagree with you on the fact that SkyTeam will be weak in the South Pacific. CO Micronesia serves many South Pacific islands that no other major airline in the world does, providing a vital air link to many of the small islands. I don't know how you can say that this is the case.
KEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 5088 times:
CO Micronesia serves many South Pacific islands.
CO Micronesia only serve micronesian islands (Guam, Saipan, Yap, Koror, Pohnpei, Truk, Kwajalein, Majuro). These islands are localised to the northwestern corner of the Pacific.
South Pacific Islands are Polynesia / Melanesia i.e. Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti, Rarotonga. Also, Skyteam would not have any direct flights linking North America and Australia/New Zealand like Star Alliance and Oneworld.
HeyMach From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2003, 118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4837 times:
Look very soon for Alitalia and Cathay.
I suspect Alitalia will have to wait until they put their finances in order, or at least until they have a survival plan in place. Their auditors are still refusing to sign off on their accounts. As for Cathay, I do not see them leaving the OneWorld alliance in a hurry.