Blink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5480 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4748 times:
AA is sorta strong on the east coast but USAirways is not strong in the midwest and westcoast but rule the east coast and AA is strong with the midwest and west coast so look for USairways jets with the oneworld logo by the nose within the next year or so
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
737-990 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 365 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4746 times:
Oneworld probably has an advantage since AA and US already have a mileage plan agreement. Personally, I think US Airways might be better off joining forces with Swissair and its Qualifier group of airlines, since this alliance doesnt have an american partner. This group would offer the least overlap in routes and US Airways wouldn't have to share connecting passengers from europe with United or American. Also, remember that US Airways pilot contract (as well as American's) forbids them from code sharing with a domestic airline.
Euroschu From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4716 times:
I agree with 717-99D's assessment of USAirways and the Qualifier group hooking up. Don't look for Swissair/Qualifier to go to oneworld. The biggest reason they left Delta was because they did not want to play second-hand to Air France. I hardly believe that a BA-led oneworld would be appealing --- same scenerio.
USAirways would be the lead US carrier and would benefit tremendously --- much more so than with AA in the picture.
Here's another possibility ---- US, TWA and Alaska ALL joining forces with Qualifier. This would cover a majority of the US market and leave Swissair in control.
Also - anyone have any news on new partners for the Air France/Delta/Aeromexico/Korean Air alliance? Aeroflot has been mentioned, but don't look for that until they are operating 100% Boeing/Airbus planes.