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User currently offlineTjc2 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 141 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2870 times:

Ok, first and foremost, sorry if this has been discussed a million times before. Just ignore it and push me in the right direction.

I was just looking at one of the Star Alliance liveries of an ANA 773, (photo I.D. 1021932) and thinking if Joe Public see's this a/c, what's he going to think?

Now if I am correct, these groups can provide services to pax in between all alliance members and operate similar services etc. (please correct me if not, or say if there is more to it)

What does this livery mean to someone with not much interest in the background of Carrier politics and operations? If say, they were about to board this a/c, could it not just confuse them about which airline they are flying with? I know each carrier has their name somewhere viewable, but it is definately not as 'in-your-face' as the Star Alliance billboard title.

Is it advertising the Star Alliance product? How many people know or care about these groups?

just a thought.
Coops


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User currently offlineBBJII From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 850 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2850 times:

It's alliance politics.

Same as codeshares.

Most of the public buy a ticket and expect to fly that airline, not another carrier with xxx amount of flight numbers for xxx amount of airlines.


Never mind......there's more important things in life.....

AHHHHHHHHHHHH out of beer.


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User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2822 times:
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Quoting Tjc2 (Thread starter):
Is it advertising the Star Alliance product? How many people know or care about these groups?

Funny you should say that. LH572 from FRA-JNB (this morning) was D-ABTH (B744) in Star Alliance colours. I was in the Domestic Terminal's observation area, which BTW is really great, when the man standing next to me, murmured to his wife: "We should try out Star Airlines". I almost swallowed my tongue. Big grin


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User currently offlineEDDM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2808 times:

Quoting Tjc2 (Thread starter):
What does this livery mean to someone with not much interest in the background of Carrier politics and operations? If say, they were about to board this a/c, could it not just confuse them about which airline they are flying with?

Well, try flying LH on thinner German domestic routes. You hardly get LH metal, it's all EW, IQ, even EN..


User currently offlineTjc2 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2768 times:

Quoting BBJII (Reply 1):
AHHHHHHHHHHHH out of beer.

get down to the local offy now and remedy this dire situation....

Quoting SA7700 (Reply 2):
"We should try out Star Airlines". I almost swallowed my tongue.

Thats exactly the kind of situation I was thinking of originally, someone mistaking it for a carrier.

Quoting EDDM (Reply 3):
Well, try flying LH on thinner German domestic routes. You hardly get LH metal, it's all EW, IQ, even EN..

Also relevant. Are EW, IQ and EN all members of Star Alliance? In a way they are doing some of LH's Domestic 'dirty-work'...

I realised after these relpies how open this thread is to input. Oh well, the more the merrier!

Coops



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User currently offlineCXA330300 From South Africa, joined May 2004, 1569 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2750 times:

I would imagine most passengers don't give a d@mn.......other than those interested, FF members, people in the industry, and people on round-the-world trips or itineraries like EZE-GRU-JNB-SIN-SGN or something like that.

Although I do know a surprising number of people who understand the concept.....



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User currently offlineEDDM From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2720 times:

Quoting Tjc2 (Reply 4):
Also relevant. Are EW, IQ and EN all members of Star Alliance?

EW is controlled (not owned) by LH, IQ is a subcontractor (whatever that means) and EN is a part of LH group. I don't know what that entails with regard to their relation to Star Alliance.


User currently offlineCXA330300 From South Africa, joined May 2004, 1569 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2608 times:

Quoting EDDM (Reply 6):
EW is controlled (not owned) by LH, IQ is a subcontractor (whatever that means) and EN is a part of LH group. I don't know what that entails with regard to their relation to Star Alliance.

For Star Alliance, I believe it means that they are counted as part of Lufthansa. Isn't IQ part of the LH group as well?



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