Chugach From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1041 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4059 times:
No, they won't. It's been discussed many times. They are prefectly content with their codeshares with NW, DL, CO, AA, HA, LN, KL/AF, etc. As they are only a regional airline it doesn't make sense for them to be tied into one particular alliance.
RwSEA From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3173 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4054 times:
The consensus on this board is no, because AS can make more money having partners across multiple alliances (e.g. DL, AA, AF, BA, NW, KL, CX, LA) than it can by focusing on only one alliance.
That said, Skyteam might be a better choice for them if they decided to join an alliance, because they could easily codeshare with DL, NW, CO and KE at their SEA hub, where OneWorld would only give them feed on AA and BA.
Additionally, one of the perks AS is able to offer it's frequent flyers is the large number of domestic partners. I can fly AS, AA, DL, or NW domestically and earn EQM's (and I can fly CO and get miles but no EQM's). Join an alliance, and some of the choices go away.
Rpaillard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4013 times:
You also have to know that any Flying Blue Member could earn miles with AS since May or June. There also was a special at that time: every miles earned is X2. I was on a flight between ANC and LAX at that time: lucky, for sure