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Star Alliance Letting Anyone Join?  
User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 41
Posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1990 times:

With Adria airways joining Star Alliance and continuing its never ending expansion I am now wondering if they are really letting anyone in. Why does Adria qualify and not many other airlines that have tried to join it.

Second, I would like to know what is better. Expanding in such a manner of being as restrictive as OneWorld as to the amount of airlines that join in. Since a while, the list of One World members is just the same whereas that of SkyAlliance is never ending increasing .....
I thought perhaps an allaince expert could exlain my 2 question

Regards
BM


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User currently offlineErikwilliam From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1977 times:

South African is joining Star also, they will be part of it late 2005 or early 2006 if not mistaken.
Hope that helps.



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User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1957 times:

Oneworld has iberia, it may fit into the network but it's not regarded as a very high-quality airline, at least in the opinion of probably 60% of the members who partcipate in the Iberia discussions here, with 15% being neutral and the remainder being exteremly pro-Iberia.
How does Oneworld select airlines, by network integration?



What now?
User currently offlineVS045 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 192 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1922 times:

UN_B732,

I am probably one of those 60%, but I still think that Iberia plays an important part in Oneworld as it gives the alliance a strong presence in Latin America.

Cheers,
VS045



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User currently offlineErikwilliam From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1885 times:

Tam would be a great add to OneWorld, due to it´s presence in Brazil, and the importance and size of Brazil, there´s no on here, except from intl carriers.

gotta wait and see, but Tam stated they´ll join a alliance soon.



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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1882 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):
Why does Adria qualify and not many other airlines that have tried to join it?

If many other airlines have tried to join Star, and failed, then means that Star is not "letting anyone join". Your own comment seems to answer your question.


User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 41
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1632 times:

Quoting UN_B732 (Reply 2):
Oneworld has iberia, it may fit into the network but it's not regarded as a very high-quality airline, at least in the opinion of probably 60% of the members who partcipate in the Iberia discussions here, with 15% being neutral and the remainder being exteremly pro-Iberia.

It pisses me off that the only european carrier that flies directly to my country is Iberia. Not Iberia itself but the fcat Iberia doesn't have the same service as other airlines. Aren't they the most profitable airline in europe....so why the hell can't they improve their service, put on PTV's ....I dunno...anything to reach the standard of other carriers....I'm condemned to fly them if I don't wanna go through the US.

I feel Latin America deserves better from Iberia



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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4091 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1608 times:

"Star Alliance Letting Anyone Join?"

If TAP Portugal and South African Airlines don't exist, then yes that is correct. Of course, they do exist, so your statement is false.


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1611 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Thread starter):
With Adria airways joining Star Alliance and continuing its never ending expansion

Adria is only an associate member, like Blue1 - because they lack any significant intercontinental presence. It makes sense for *A to have regional members like this, in densely populated regions like Scandinavia and the Balkans, where feed to their big hubs (CPH, FRA, MUC, VIE) is so essential.


User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4091 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1576 times:

I just realized that I completely missed the context of the topic, please ignore my last post.

User currently offlineDoona From Sweden, joined Feb 2005, 3760 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1577 times:

Quoting VS045 (Reply 3):
I am probably one of those 60%, but I still think that Iberia plays an important part in Oneworld as it gives the alliance a strong presence in Latin America.

Doesn't LAN cover Latin America pretty well?

Cheers
Mats



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User currently offlineCambrian From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 619 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1485 times:

Will Swiss be joining anytime soon?

User currently offlineMGA From Nicaragua, joined Mar 2005, 726 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1468 times:

Quoting VS045 (Reply 3):
I am probably one of those 60%, but I still think that Iberia plays an important part in Oneworld as it gives the alliance a strong presence in Latin America.

Doona:
You are exactly right. Also American Has a HUGE presence in Latina America. IB would be 3rd in number of flights.

Oh, and Roots: you forgot Air Madrid. Martinair doenst qualify b/c of its MIA base.

MGA



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User currently offlineErikwilliam From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1460 times:

Quoting Cambrian (Reply 11):
Will Swiss be joining anytime soon?

Maybe after LH finish the buying process we can see something, like probably Star.
If they don´t, they must findo something better to do and make money, then mauybe join a alliance.



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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 41
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1381 times:

Quoting MGA (Reply 12):
Oh, and Roots: you forgot Air Madrid

true but what i heard is that service isn't any much better and you have to buy your own meals !



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