Jimyvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2624 times:
Delta announced today (10NOV06 that it'll offer additional 14 cities in Europe as codeshare using KLM plane effective 01DEC06.
These cities are:
All flight connections are within 5 hours from a DL AMS-bound flight.
KLM, since 29OCT06, has enjoyed access to additional 29 cities through Delta's codeshare via JFK and Atlanta. The 28 new cities are within US, plus 1 to Santiago de Chile, complementing service via Paris operated by AF.
Jammin From India, joined Nov 2006, 133 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2428 times:
Is this really a big deal when code-shares are announced within an airline alliance? I mean, right now can't someone fly AMS-ATL-SCL without it being specifically a KL codeshare or say CDG-EWR-HNL on AF/CO? Or is it because, some customers will only fly flight numbers with their airline? But, they are informed it's operated by a partner, right...
I guess what I'm asking is, doesn't joining an alliance give your customers access to everyone else's flights in that alliance? Why the need for a specific code-share?
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Goldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1752 posts, RR: 4 Reply 11, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1729 times:
Quoting Jammin (Reply 9): Does DL get the same revenue from a customer flying DL metal from ATL-CDG versus on a DL code-share on AF metal?
No (AFAIK). In case of a DL ticket for a code-shared flight operated by AF, DL earns just a small portion of the ticket price (the majority goes to AF to pay for fuel, F/A, pilots, food, taxes, etc, which sounds logical).