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Update On Continental To Star Alliance?  
User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5639 posts, RR: 11
Posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 7281 times:

Well, it's been over a month since the NW-DL thing became official, and we still haven't heard anything official on Continental's move to Star Alliance.

What's the story?

I'm looking on booking tickets this spring to Europe on SkyTeam... but if CO won't be in SkyTeam at that time, then my plans need to change.

The original opinion around here was that CO would join Star nine months after the "official" announcement of the merger.

Yet all I've picked up is that Delta is suing Conti for trying to switch.

Anybody know?

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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16694 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 7279 times:



Quoting AA737-823 (Thread starter):
Yet all I've picked up is that Delta is suing Conti for trying to switch.

3rd or 4th Qtr of 2009, and no DL is not suing CO for leaving Skyteam.



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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5639 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 7238 times:

Then what's it about? Is it about the joint venture with UA? That's what the topic yesterday indicated.

User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16694 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 7234 times:



Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 2):
Then what's it about? Is it about the joint venture with UA? That's what the topic yesterday indicated.

Trying to force LH to relinquish their stake in B6, amongst other complaints.



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24325 posts, RR: 47
Reply 4, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 7180 times:

Seems like the deal on path for final approval.

From internal news prior to Thanksgiving.

Late yesterday afternoon, the U.S. Department of Transportation set the timetable for final consideration of our application for Continental to join the group of nine Star Alliance carriers that already hold antitrust immunity and to start a trans-Atlantic joint venture among United, Lufthansa and Air Canada. We have been working closely with the DOT, and are in the home stretch of this process.

This is another significant milestone for us and brings us closer to being able to develop extensive codesharing with United in the U.S., compete well with other alliances and pool our international passenger revenues across the Atlantic. Once awarded anti-trust immunity, we can work with our partners to operate as a single carrier on these international services, delivering more travel options and better competing with our competitors.



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User currently offlineJoFMO From Germany, joined Jul 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6908 times:



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 4):
pool our international passenger revenues across the Atlantic.

What do they consider as 'across the Atlantic'?

What is about TLV, DBX or even BOM? All trans Atlantic destinations from IAD, EWR and even ORD.


User currently offlineAA1818 From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Feb 2006, 3414 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 6524 times:

Did CO and UA apply for ATI/ Codeshare rights before AA/BA/IB applied for ATI? Surely the oneWorld application should be ruled on first!

AA1818



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User currently offlineDeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9081 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 6492 times:



Quoting STT757 (Reply 3):
Trying to force LH to relinquish their stake in B6, amongst other complaints.

along with to many flights to China and they say they will have to much market share in NYC (CO hub and EWR and B6 at JFK)



yep.
User currently onlineStitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 29689 posts, RR: 84
Reply 8, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 6461 times:
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It can't happen soon enough. I much prefer CO to UA domestically in First Class, but since I credit to LH M&M, I'm "stuck" with UA (who are not bad, but they're not CO). I used to credit CO flights to AS, but now that I only fly F and J, I cleaned out my AS balance on an award ticket and moved to UA.

User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24325 posts, RR: 47
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6393 times:



Quoting AA1818 (Reply 6):
Did CO and UA apply for ATI/ Codeshare rights before AA/BA/IB applied for ATI? Surely the oneWorld application should be ruled on first!

Well the AA-BA-IB application is significantly different and more complex then CO's.

AA-BA-IB are looking to form an all new ATI while CO is simply requesting to join an existent one.

The AA-BA-IB is still very much in the evidentiary stage, while for the CO one the DOT has stated it has all the info it needs (DOT quote "record in the case is substantially complete") and is simply waiting for the last pleadings from all parties prior to making its decision and has set early December date for this. Its expect a decision would be forthcoming 30-60 days after that.



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User currently offlineJustloveplanes From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1002 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 6001 times:

I see nothing on TransPac with CO/UA....any insider information on that?

User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5815 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5769 times:



Quoting Justloveplanes (Reply 10):
I see nothing on TransPac with CO/UA....any insider information on that?

The long term plan is for UA & CO to form a JV across the Pacific however at this point the two applications that were submitted to DOT involved adding CO & AC to the existing UA/LH JV across the Atlantic (Atlantic Plus will become A++ with CO & AC) and adding CO to the Star ATI agreements.



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User currently offlineOa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26502 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5657 times:



Quoting STT757 (Reply 1):
4th Qtr of 2009

When I was at the WTM London I met someone from CO and they said most likely 4th QTR 2009.



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User currently offlineUAL4ever From Israel, joined Aug 2005, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5442 times:

WIll this deal include TLV? I am a Premier Exec. on UA and I travel to TLV frequently. I am sick of flying ORD-FRA-TLV and I would love to be able to fly on CO through EWR to TLV. I have heard great things about their product.

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