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User currently offlineCamille38 From France, joined Aug 2006, 37 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3680 times:

Alaska has good relationship with NW and KL...will Alaska join Skyteam or another alliance?

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User currently offlineChugach From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1041 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3662 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.


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User currently offlineRwSEA From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3076 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3657 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.


User currently offlineRpaillard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3616 times:

Hi,

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 Big grin

Raphael


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3572 times:

AS is the code share whore of airlines, it would be easier to say who they did not code share with.


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineRpaillard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3553 times:

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 4):
AS is the code share whore of airlines

That's not a very polite way to describe the situation Big grin

Anyway, it's a good deal for both AS and the partner. Alaska is not a easy market to serve for AF, for example. Code Sharing should be the best option!

Raphael


User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3546 times:

Quoting Rpaillard (Reply 5):
That's not a very polite way to describe the situation

If a duck walks like a duck and quack likes a duck, then its a duck!



You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlineRpaillard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3537 times:

You have seen the smilie  Wink
But I will keep this one:

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 6):
If a duck walks like a duck and quack likes a duck, then its a duck!

For my records, for sure !

Raphael


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3369 times:

Quoting Rpaillard (Reply 5):
Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 4):
AS is the code share whore of airlines

That's not a very polite way to describe the situation   

But it IS accurate.  bigthumbsup 

I'd rather they not join an alliance . . . just remain a free agent, and codeshare where it profits them. It has - thus far - worked just fine.

As for previous threads, this topic, here's a few:

Could AS Join An Alliance? (by 1337Delta764 Jun 4 2006 in Civil Aviation)#ID2806926

RE: AS...oneworld Bound? Thoughts. (by LawnDart Feb 4 2006 in Civil Aviation)#ID2587530

RE: When Will AS Join Skyteam? (by COEWR Mar 30 2005 in Civil Aviation)#ID2028048

[Edited 2006-08-24 08:25:23]

User currently offlineQXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2404 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3351 times:

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 4):
AS is the code share whore of airlines, it would be easier to say who they did not code share with.

AKA, we do REALLY good!

AS will not join an alliance. They do amazing already. Expecially with the greatness of QX.



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