MasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5402 posts, RR: 7 Posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2024 times:
AA, which has asked for three codeshares to Russia, says it isn't fair that Star Alliance could get three approvals (UA, CO, and US), Skyteam two (DL and NW, devolving eventually to one, I suppose) and OneWorld only one (AA).
They also argue that both CO and US asking to share with Swiss over ZHR is redundant and a waste of hub coverage, but the alliance argument is perhaps novel - at least I haven't seen it used before.
DOT's response may be precedent-setting on the issue of alliance parity.
I love long German words like 'Freundschaftsbezeigungen'.