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Is CX Joining Star Alliance?  
User currently offlineEasyHoliday From Indonesia, joined Jan 2006, 31 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 4 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6944 times:

Hi all,

I read this article from Singapore Airline's website :

"In addition, Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer members and frequent flyer members of the partner carriers will be able to redeem their frequent flier miles towards e-ticketed interline travel on the participating Star Alliance partners, SilkAir, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Delta Airlines, Continental Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Japan Airlines"

http://www.singaporeair.com/saa/en_U...ny_info/press_release/NE_3606.jsp?

Does anyone know if its true? Is that why CX pulled out of SIN CGK? Because no oneworld member is flying the route at the moment.

Thanks guys.

Steven

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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6887 times:

Quoting EasyHoliday (Thread starter):
"In addition, Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer members and frequent flyer members of the partner carriers will be able to redeem their frequent flier miles towards e-ticketed interline travel on the participating Star Alliance partners, SilkAir, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Delta Airlines, Continental Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Japan Airlines"

I think that you misread that  Wink

It says Star Alliance, and then mentions other airline such as CO, VS, CX, JL...

So no they are not joinin the alliance. I have read rumours that they will link up with CA and join Star Alliance, but they are only rumours  Smile

Rob!  wave 


User currently offlineEasyHoliday From Indonesia, joined Jan 2006, 31 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6658 times:

Quoting B742 (Reply 1):
It says Star Alliance, and then mentions other airline such as CO, VS, CX, JL...

Thanks B742. I saw my mistake there. Sorry, my bad. Another question though, is it true that we can redeem Krisflyer miles with CX flights? I thought Stars Alliance's mile cannot be redeemed for Oneworld's flights and vice versa.


User currently offlineAstral From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 214 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 20 hours ago) and read 6367 times:

Individual airlines can have an agreement to 'exchange' FFP points, but the commerical terms are quite different from that of an alliance member type. So in addition to its own alliance partners, any airline can have stand-alone FFP exchange plan with anyone they can link with.
Air China did signed an MOU with to join Star Alliance, but it was only an MOU, and so far it looks like it is not going to happen. As CX now owns a good part of CA (and v.v. too), and commerically Star Alliance would not allow its confidential information to be accessable by CX through CA. If you carefully read the latest press releases from Star Alliance concerning their activities in China, you will not see the world 'Air china' so specifically as before.
Don't be surprised that Air China will actually join Oneworld. Perhaps more interesting is that China Eastern is publicly talking about investment by Singapore Airlines, so if successful, then MU actually become a Star Alliance member. I believe in three years, you will see CA join Oneworld, MU join Star Alliance and of course CZ in Skyteam. By then all three major Chinese airlines would have international FFP in place. Next one to watch is Grand China Airways (aka Hainana Airlines) which is growing to be China's next major.


User currently offlineKwcarolma From Australia, joined Jun 2006, 42 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 4 hours ago) and read 5351 times:

Just add a note, Delta's with Skyteam.

User currently offlineKtachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1806 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 3 hours ago) and read 5128 times:

Yup, just as Astral said in his post.

Think of JL at NRT for example. They are code-sharing with Air New Zealand although JL is about to become a member of One World, and Air New Zealand is in Star Alliance. In addition, it went so far that NZ did not move from T2 to T1 when all the other Star Alliance carriers did. So I guess individual agreements at times could firmer than alliances?



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User currently offlineFreedom747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 3 hours ago) and read 5093 times:

Just for the record: Delta Air Lines is spelled as three words and the word SkyTeam is two words squeezed together both words are uppercase. But, hey....thats ok....you don't know what you don't know.

User currently offlineMotorHussy From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 3335 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 2 hours ago) and read 4955 times:

Quoting Freedom747 (Reply 6):
Delta Air Lines is spelled as three words


Interesting, I'd never noticed that before, how very curious.



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User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 2 hours ago) and read 4897 times:

Quoting Astral (Reply 3):
Next one to watch is Grand China Airways (aka Hainana Airlines) which is growing to be China's next major.

What about Shangahi? Didn't they also get an MOU from *A?



Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
User currently offlineChalliday From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 1 hour ago) and read 4880 times:

Quoting EasyHoliday (Thread starter):
"In addition, Singapore Airlines’ KrisFlyer members and frequent flyer members of the partner carriers will be able to redeem their frequent flier miles towards e-ticketed interline travel on the participating Star Alliance partners, SilkAir, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Delta Airlines, Continental Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Japan Airlines"

CX wont be leaving OneWorld, and JL are very much looking forward to joinging at the end of the year.


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