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Conspiracy Theories Wanted: EK & Alliances  
User currently offlineAbrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5143 posts, RR: 55
Posted (9 years 4 months 7 hours ago) and read 2090 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.


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User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 7 hours ago) and read 2044 times:

With their ever expanding network I can't see any reason to join an alliance.

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User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 7015 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 6 hours ago) and read 2034 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.

User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7666 posts, RR: 41
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 4 hours ago) and read 1958 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.

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User currently offlineIsua380b777 From New Zealand, joined May 2005, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months ago) and read 1882 times:

EK owns some shares of the Sri Lankan Airlines

User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4126 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months ago) and read 1869 times:

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 3):
I am sure that EK has other codeshare arrangements with airlines from other alliances or that, just like EK, are independent.

EK also has a codeshare with UA, and MP members can earn and redeem miles (IIRC).

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