Dl767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1986 times:
Delta has Air France, Northwest has KLM, American has British Airways, and United has Lufthansa. All work closely together on international routes, but who could Continental and US Airways make friends with?
AirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1925 times:
AS used to have a big relationship with NW....until they started to codeshare with AA. The AS/NW codeshare was a huge, huge deal back when I was with AS. Now AS has codeshares like if there was no tomorrow.
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ClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4893 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1850 times:
Qantas and British Airways.
They have a JSA (Joint Service Agreement) on the Kangaroo route between London and Sydney. Essentially they're allowed to set the same prices for their services and pool any profits between themselves.
This relationship goes back to 1934 when Imperial Airways and Qantas formed Qantas Empire Airways. Qantas then became owned by the Australian Government after the war, until privatisation in 1993 when British Airways took a 25% stake. Both airlines with others co-founded the oneworld alliance in 1998. BA sold its stake in 2004.
Throughout history the two airlines have had and continue to have very close ties. It's a great thing!
I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
I definitely agree that US is close with UA and LH but i'm curious to your reasoning on them being so close with LX? I know they are all part of STAR but US is much close with UA and LH than any of the other STAR carriers in my opinion.