Cadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9104 posts, RR: 28 Posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1626 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, 3811 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1592 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 (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1583 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, 3241 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1473 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.