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Turkish Airlines: Star Alliance  
User currently offlineTYCOON From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 390 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3195 times:

Does any one have news concerning when Turkish Airlines will officially enter the Star Alliance? I thought it was to occur in 2007 following the agreement signed last year. Any updates would be appreciated.

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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8526 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3127 times:
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my impression was not before April 2008 , but I dont think an exact date has yet been set .

IIRC there is a list ( not publicly available AFAIK ) of 50-60 "star alliance requirements" which must be met before actual membership becomes effective and the actual commencement date depends on all these being completed



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User currently offlineRobcol99 From Turkey, joined Jun 2004, 294 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3086 times:

End of Q1 2008.

TK's agreements with LH and OS are already in effect though.


User currently offlineOHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3060 times:

Quoting Robcol99 (Reply 2):
End of Q1 2008.

TK's agreements with LH and OS are already in effect though.

What kind of agreements? Codeshare and Handling ?


User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3730 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3043 times:
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Why did they choose Star over One World? They should have considered joining One World.

Doesn't TK codeshare with AA on transatlantic flights? I think they still do.



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User currently offlineTurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1439 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2920 times:

Quoting American 767 (Reply 4):
Why did they choose Star over One World? They should have considered joining One World.

We always get 12 points from Germany... But only rarely from the UK  Smile

Quoting American 767 (Reply 4):
Doesn't TK codeshare with AA on transatlantic flights? I think they still do.

Yes, they still do. It will end by the summer 2008 schedule I believe...

Quoting OHLHD (Reply 3):
Codeshare and Handling ?

I don't know about handling but codesharing yes.. Its been quite a while now.. They also have agreements in terms of frequent flier miles....



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26806 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2899 times:

Cant wait to see TK in Star and then I can rack up some miles and visit some new destinations .

Quoting TurkishWings (Reply 5):
We always get 12 points from Germany

Could be something to do with the ''guest workers'' voting for their own country LOL....


User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2948 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week ago) and read 2807 times:

they are code-sharing with LH on following routes:

IST-FRA 6xdaily
IST-MUC 5xdaily
IST-DUS 3xdaily
ADB-MUC 2xdaily
ESB-MUC 2xdaily

and also on IST-VIE with OS...


User currently offlineRobcol99 From Turkey, joined Jun 2004, 294 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week ago) and read 2785 times:

Quoting American 767 (Reply 4):
Why did they choose Star over One World? They should have considered joining One World.

Well, in all honesty, one could say they chose Star over SkyTeam, not over One World.

TK's long haul network best suits Star, that is, TK will benefit from substantial traffic increase from its already existing routes.


User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24732 posts, RR: 46
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2771 times:

Quoting TYCOON (Thread starter):
Does any one have news concerning when Turkish Airlines will officially enter the Star Alliance?

THY technically is a full Star member since last Decembers induction ceremony in Istanbul.

As mentioned they already have begun cooperation's with Austria and Lufthansa with the remainder of the network during the coming winter and into early 2008. Majority of work is centered on IT and back office harmonization.

Quoting American 767 (Reply 4):
Why did they choose Star over One World? They should have considered joining One World.

TK spent 2 years reviewing and negotiating with all 3 alliances. Star however by far provided the greatest benefits particularly with revenue potential and providing prominence for the IST hub.



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User currently offlineNotdownnlocked From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 929 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2606 times:

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 1):
there is a list ( not publicly available AFAIK ) of 50-60 "star alliance requirements" which must be met

1. Company must have at least one aircraft.
2. Aircraft must be airworthy.
3. Aircraft must be on a regular routing.
4. Aircraft must belong to an airline.
5. Airline should be willing to belong to an alliance.
6. Once above items are met-begin *alliance membership processes.


User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2538 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2584 times:

Quoting Notdownnlocked (Reply 10):
4. Aircraft must belong to an airline.

Tk doesnt own most of its a/c infact leasing companies own most of them....i think there is a LOT more detail than you stated up there



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User currently offlineAircanada014 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 1513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2468 times:

What about Egypt Air whats the status for them joining Star Alliance? I know they want to join the alliance but must too also meet some requirements too.

User currently offlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4366 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2371 times:

I have already racked up over 50,000 mýles on my brand new .Unýted Mýleage card sýnce learnýng TK joýned *.

User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2948 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2315 times:

Quoting TK787 (Reply 13):
I have already racked up over 50,000 mýles on my brand new .Unýted Mýleage card sýnce learnýng TK joýned *.

you are definately in Turkey and have problems with the keyboard Big grin am I right??? Big grin

Quoting Aircanada014 (Reply 12):
I know they want to join the alliance but must too also meet some requirements too.

I don't know their status of joining but they signed an agreement (don't ask me what kind of agreement) with Lufthansa very recently

Quoting Notdownnlocked (Reply 10):
1. Company must have at least one aircraft.

what aircraft will be painted in Star colors? My bet's go for A340, because some of them are due to be refurbished  Wink


User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2538 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 6 days ago) and read 2255 times:

Quoting Stylo777 (Reply 14):
My bet's go for A340, because some of them are due to be refurbished Wink

ooo not bad, but what about a nice TK A330 in S,A colors???



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User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2948 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2208 times:

Quoting Pilotaydin (Reply 15):
ooo not bad, but what about a nice TK A330 in S,A colors???

also fine to me as far as it is a new one and not one of those flying already in TK colors  Wink


User currently offlineGlobeEx From Germany, joined Aug 2007, 742 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (6 years 10 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2150 times:

Since the end of may they also operate out of the LH/A* Terminal at MUC..... took one of the first flights out of Terminal 2 with TK.... have to say it was more than a pleasant flight experience. Couldn't have been better with LH which was twice the price.

GlobeEx



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User currently offlineTurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1439 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2139 times:

Quoting Pilotaydin (Reply 15):
ooo not bad, but what about a nice TK A330 in S,A colors???

Agreed.. I would also like to see an A 330 in *A colors too.. I think one B 737-800 should also be painted as they are TKs real workhorses and covers more destinations than an A 330 does......



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User currently offlineKbdude From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2116 times:

Quoting Robcol99 (Reply 2):
End of Q1 2008.

TK's agreements with LH and OS are already in effect though.

on a related SA topic....what date does Air China & Shanghai Airlines officially join SA? I know it is before TK. I know they already code-share with many SA members... but the miles accumulated are not "elite" qualifying.


User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8526 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (6 years 10 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2105 times:
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Quoting Kbdude (Reply 19):
on a related SA topic....what date does Air China & Shanghai Airlines officially join SA? I know it is before TK.

interestingly enough someone pointed out these links from the UA website earlier today in another post

http://www.united.com/page/article/0,6722,51777,00.html

"Shanghai Airlines is scheduled to join Star Alliance on December 12, 2007."


http://www.united.com/page/article/0,1360,50614,00.html

"Air China is scheduled to join Star Alliance on December 12, 2007"


this is the first time I have seen a definite date mentioned on any of the *A airlines websites



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