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Why Doesn't Virgin Make Its Own FFP Alliance?  
User currently offlineRyu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 490 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1753 times:

Is it possible/legal? Have they thought about it?

For instance, making it so you could earn or redeem FF miles with an Virgin-brand airline on any Virgin-brand FFP. So for example, a Virgin Atlantic member could earn miles on Virgin America or Virgin Blue or Nigeria, etc. They would still be separate companies, just working together like airlines do in Star, OneWorld, or SkyTeam.

What does everyone think?

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User currently offlineEnviroTO From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 825 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1726 times:

If unrelated companies can work together and avoid anti-competition rules then it should only be easier for related companies to do the same.

User currently offlineRyu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1558 times:

Good point -- so are there any legal restrictions to the different Virgin airlines doing something like this... in terms of cooperating more with each other, like airlines in say the existing alliances do?

[Edited 2007-12-14 04:32:08]

User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3032 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1538 times:

Wasn't one of the reasons Virgin America were allowed in the air, was by appointing an American CEO, and proving that it had no ties (except name and money for start-up) with VS. Isn't that the same reason they cannot code-share? Or has this changed, or am I totally uneducated in this matter?

-CXfirst



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