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Difference Between Skyteam & Skyteam Associate  
User currently offlineRoyalAirMaroc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 187 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2201 times:

Hi,

Just like to ask...what is the difference between an airline being a Skyteam member and a Skyteam "Associate"?


Advantage ... Disadvantages ?


Thanks

[Edited 2007-10-22 08:07:39]


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User currently offlineEddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7561 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2139 times:

Hi Yassin, how are you? I see you are quite new to a.net, so (a little late) welcome to the forums.

Several threads dealing with the accession of the 3 associates have discussed the difference between full and associate membership. I believe the conclusion reached in all said discussions is that, basically, the associate members will have limited voting ability with respect to SkyTeam decisions. For purposes of customers (including frequent fliers), I think there is no real difference.



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User currently offlineB4REAL From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2629 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2124 times:

Hello EddieDude also!

The associate airline is also generally a smaller airline, and it is entered to SkyTeam from the sponsor. The sponsor pretty much is their representative to SkyTeam, and to the customer, it should really be transparent as Eddie mentions.

The full story here:

http://www.skyteam.com/EN/aboutSkyteam/doc/associate.pdf

[Edited 2007-10-22 20:15:42]


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User currently offlineRoyalAirMaroc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

Thanks for the feedback guys.

Regards

Yassin.



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User currently offlineSLCLAXKIXKHH From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1870 times:

Skyteam associate airlines also do not have their own frequent flyer program. They use the frequent flyer program of an existing Skyteam airline. For example Copa uses Continental's OnePass program.


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