KrisYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1598 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5351 times:
Malev Hungarian Airlines and AA have concluded an agreement that will allow Malev's passengers to connect to 18 US destinations out of JFK. Malev soon becoming an OneWorld member, this deal comes as no surprise. Especially when taking Delta's new JFK-BUD flights into consideration. Rumors where that Malev will sell its two B762ERs along with its CRJs, I guess that will not happen for now. Malev has a lot of work to do if it wants to compete with DL's flights starting in May. The 2 B762ER need major cabin and IFE improvements, both planes have been highly utilizes since they were bought in 1993. There was talk of some B763's coming from asia, but again I've herd a lot from the Hungarian rumor mill
With Delta moving in on Malev's territory, the British buying BUD and Malev joining OneWorld, MA has great opportunity to grow and improve, too bad no one wants to buy the airline from the government. All being said, Malev desperately needs new long-haul aircraft.
Aisak From Spain, joined Aug 2005, 773 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5098 times:
Quoting Vegasplanes (Reply 1): According to this, AA/Malev code share will only be for 18 NA destinations, I suppose the rest of the cities not offered on the Malev code-share will still have to fly through LGW/LHR on AA/BA to BUD.
Even if there's an onward flight with only AA code, it can also be combined with the MA BUD-JFK flight into the same ticket as long as transfer time is within limits
Speaking of which... MA flies into T3.... Are there plans to move into AA terminal in order to make conections smoother?
Sllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5050 times:
I'm hoping this means the reverse will be true -- that AA folks will be able to utilize west-coast on AA to JFK, then JFK-BUD-other eastern european locations like SOF without the annoyance that the BA tieup has (which requires a forced overnight on the return).