Dutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3350 times:
KL/NW code share, DL/AF code share.....but KL and DL plus NW and AF dont code share....and CO does not code share with any of them on international services. It has to do with competition laws in the US and which airlines have operating immunity from price fixing. Even though all are SkyTeam members and code share on certain US domestic and intra-Europe routes.......not all alliance members are created equal.
KL/NW bascially operate as a single airline on routes accross the Atlantic, the same is not true of CO/KL for example.
WorldTraveler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3340 times:
not entirely true. DL does code on KL beyond its gateways and vice versa but DL doesn't code on KL over the water and vv. CO does codeshare w/ KL.
codesharing has nothing to do with antitrust immunity (ATI). DL, NW, and CO codeshare on each other but they do not and will not get antitrust immunity between themselves (ATI between domestic carriers is a merger as far as the gov't is concerned). Many carriers codeshare but do not have ATI.
The fences that exist between Skyteam carriers for codesharing are basically because of AF's desire to maintain the established relationships between carriers that existed before AF acquired KL.