Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24803 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (5 years 12 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2535 times:
Quoting John (Thread starter): With 2 huge codeshares announced with UA and AC, when will CO announce they are jumping ship from Sky Team over to Star Alliance? What airline do you think will replace Continental in Sky Team?
CO announced over a month ago their intention to join Star Alliance, probably by the 4th quarter of 2009, as part of their planned partnership with UA.
WorldTraveler From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 12 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2449 times:
CO can join Star when they leave Skyteam. They will either have to wait until the fall of 2009 based on the expected approval of the DL/NW merger - which is the condition under which CO can leave on its own - or else it can pay damages for an early withdrawal and leave earlier.
It is doubtful that DL and NW will say anything until the merger is approved.