United has responded to the filing, raising concerns on codesharing particularly to these destinations, as well as Ukraine, Greece, Croatia, which the latter 3 restricted for United to launch codeshare flight with Lufthansa and Croatia Airlines due to various reasons.
Mats From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 585 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1712 times:
First of all, this seems like a particularly cumbersome route network. A passenger from--say--LAX to Athens, would have to change planes in Chicago, Frankfurt, and Budapest (among many other combinations.) Although AA would like to have its codes on many flights, I think that passengers and travel agents would be more likely to select a simpler route.
I found the DOT documents quite interesting, particularly related to fares. If I understand the legalese correctly... American and Malév have to offer the same fare for the same flight. Is that right?
I also didn't quite understand the redacted information about codeshare commissions. Is this the amount paid by the Marketing Carrier to the Operating Carrier? Or is it vice versa? I couldn't figure it out.
Venezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1407 posts, RR: 5 Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1550 times:
It doesnt make sense to me unless AA starts flying to Budapest, or starts codesharing with MALEV flights from AA destinations.....sounds really complicated for someone who wants to remain in ALL AA flights