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User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1603 times:



The Skyteam is the smallest of the alliances out there at this point in time. With Delta, Air France, Aeromexico, and Korean as the members, which airlines would you think, in realistic terms would join the alliance. I believe Alitalia has a great chance and it would be great for the alliance for Alitalia to join them. I could also see JAL providing a nice investment and what about one of the middle eastern carriers: Gulf Air???


Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
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User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1546 times:

According to Flight International, Thai Airways may defect from Star and join Skyteam, as well as TAM Brasil and possibly Alitalia. CSA Czech has already been accepted and will officially join soon.

User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1540 times:

JAL will probably join OneWorld because they already have close ties to AA. Alitalia is a proposed member of the proposed Wings Alliance with CO, KLM, and NWA if it ever gets off the ground. Aeroflot may also join Skyteam.

User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5479 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1532 times:

JAL and Gulf Air have close ties with AA. Alitalia would probably join Wings because of KLM/NW. I think Transbrazil and Aeroflot will eventually join, and as already stated CSA will join later this year.
Best rgds,
blink182



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User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1519 times:


All of the airlines you guys have named would greatly help the Skyteam. Thanks for the responses.
Regards.



Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8892 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1512 times:

Czech Airlines is an official member of SkyTeam as of today, having joined a few hours ago officially. TransBrasil will probably join, and Aeroflot will join once a new terminal is built at Moscow. Alitalia might join, if AF makes a bid for it. It will either go SkyTeam or Wings, and I think SkyTeam has the better network. I'd like to see Impulse join and give SkyTeam some destinations down under.

Jeff


User currently offlineRafabozzolla From Brazil, joined Apr 2000, 1197 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1503 times:

Transbasil is too small, TAM is a much more likely option, it already code shares with Air France on is daily A330-200 flight to Paris.

User currently offlineSteman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1356 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1464 times:

Hello guys,

Alitalia talks with KLM have been dropped again so this leaves the chance to SkyTeam to get another big and important member in the alliance.
By the way, it seems that Alitalia is going to cease its relationship with CO, albeit they are improving the one with NW. Delta would be a better partner for AZ because of its huge presence in Italy and Europe and its better position inside the US.

Another possible members of the SkyTeam alliance is the Brazilian TAM, but they need a strong partner with a big network in Australia and South Pacific but the only two airlines available in that region, Qantas and Air New Zealand/Ansett, are already members of rival alliances. Impulse is too small to provide a good presence downunder.

Anyway, things in the airline industry are still so fluid and we could see airlines changing alliances in few days.

Ciao

Stefano


User currently offlineBakyunham From South Africa, joined Feb 2001, 48 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1438 times:

Wouldn't South African be a good choice for Skyteam?


Mike from Stellenbosch, South Africa
User currently offlineAir Taiwan From Australia, joined Dec 1999, 1518 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1437 times:

would any of the two Taiwanese airlines (China Airlines and EVA Air) join SkyTeam?? Once Korea and Taiwan resume direct airlink this could be viable... EVA Air flys to Paris nonstop from Taipei...

rgds
Jimmy


User currently offlineSteman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1356 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1433 times:

South African would be a great partner for SkyTeam,
unfortunately it is linked with Swissair as a 20% stake in SAA is owned by the SAirGroup.
I don't know if any Taiwanese carrier could join an alliance without causing mainland China protests against that alliance.
Taiwan and Taipei are great destinations and good hub in competition with Hong Kong, Singapore and the other big cities of that area, an alliance with a Taiwanes carrier would be profitable for anyone.

Ciao

Stefano


User currently offlineHugo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 394 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1429 times:

I think PR will be a good fit for Sky Team...

User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1419 times:

I think that if Thai defect from Star it would be to join Oneworld and not Skyteam.


I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineL'Espace180 From France, joined Sep 2000, 938 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1412 times:

South African would be great for SkyTeam, but it could also go into Qualiflyier,etc..

User currently offlineWolfy From Taiwan, joined Mar 2001, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1407 times:

Good point Steman!  Sad So sad that the people in China always love to bug on this kind of stuffs... Otherwise it;d be nice to see any of the two Taiwan airlines to join the alliances.
Air Taiwan thx for asking this question as I have been wondering for so long...  Smile



User currently offlineAir Taiwan From Australia, joined Dec 1999, 1518 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1406 times:

REALLY?? I didn't know that the political forces from mainland China was behind the scene!! Well at least I'd consider this as a purely business matter!! Gees when are the mainland Chinese going to stop buggerin Taiwan!!
Anyways I heard a few months ago (well almost a year now...) that CI was joining oneworld and BR the STAR (as it had links with AN, NZ, AC and NH (EL) and it would be logical to be a part of STAR...)

BAD m/l CHINA!!!

rgds
Jimmy

PS I don't think Thai would ever join oneworld as CX is just like SQ -- a direct competitor just too close to home... Skyteam is the one if they ever leave STAR -- which I doubt a lot...


User currently offlineWolfy From Taiwan, joined Mar 2001, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1395 times:

Hmmm, I doubt if CI will join One World as Taiwan is too close to Hong Kong. But it might be possible for CI to join Skyteam as CI is considered as Taiwan's national airline and KE is considered as S.Korea's national airline. Well, of course, if mainland China is not doing anything...  Sad

Rgs,

Wolfy


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