Abrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 4994 posts, RR: 55 Posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1536 times:
So rumor has it that EK was being courted recently by Star. Now I am curious - does anyone know why EK has not joined one of the 3 majors? I know service standards is not it - so any thoughts on this is appreciated.
Slider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6625 posts, RR: 36 Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1480 times:
They've already verbally noted that they like their independence. If anything, there was talk of them allying themselves with the Gulf airlines alliances, a consortium of regional carriers, if I remember. I can't recall what the acronym or proper name was.
But landing EK would be huge for any of the groupings, that's for sure. Whoever delivers that baby will be happy.
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7431 posts, RR: 44 Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1404 times:
I think that EK will remain independent for a long time. With respect to SkyTeam members, at the moment, EK has a codeshare agreement with CO and also an agreement with DL (not sure if it is a codeshare or a mileage accrual/redemption agreement). I am sure that EK has other codeshare arrangements with airlines from other alliances or that, just like EK, are independent.