Cadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 32 Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1151 times:
Hello folks, new here to a.net and a friend and I were discussing this recently, now that the US/HP merger is creating a international LCC, this got me to thinking, what about a lcc alliance? For example pax fly to LGW on US, then connect to other euopean destinations on U2, FR, or other lcc's out there, or even domestic LCC'S working together. Then US alliance would seem to me like it would drasticly lower fares for american pax connecting though to europe. What is everyones idea of this?
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Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3777 posts, RR: 30 Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1117 times:
Quoting Cadet57 (Thread starter): Then US alliance would seem to me like it would drasticly lower fares for american pax connecting though to europe. What is everyones idea of this?
Given the current state of yields, lowering fares is exactly what airlines, including LCCs, don't need. For the same reason, what airlines need even less is the combination of lower fares and the revenue-diluting effect of codeshares that go hand-in-hand with alliances. When it comes to the latter, it seems for the most part that LCCs "get it."
Petazulu From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 701 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1108 times:
I always thought JetBlue and Frontier should form an alliance. Nothing fancy- but maybe they could coordinate things for greater connections in Denver and JFK? Similar product, similar competitors, and they don't compete against each other....
Aleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3235 posts, RR: 33 Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 998 times:
Hmm, alliance between LCCs in Europe seems like science-fiction to me. They all have extremely agressive advertisement campaign and often those campaigns are more against LCC rivals than against major airlines.
As for alliance between, for example some US major airline and European LCC or European major airline and US LCC, well, that sounds interesting. Who knows, if some of them find financial interests in doing something like that, they will definitely go for it. For the time being, there is no need for it. The biggest airlines in Europe are in one of the global alliances.