Aussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1766 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2070 times:
you will never get all those US airlines in one alliance
Also look at the rest of the list. All average airlines or otherwise airlines with bad (sometimes undeserved) reputations. Garuda, Aeroflot, CSA, Cyprus, Air Afrique, Air China are hardly airlines with a shining reputation.
I also add that many on the list are speculation. For example, who said Garuda has any alliance hopes with KLM, same with Air Afrique and AF etc.
NUair From Malaysia, joined Jun 2000, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2052 times:
This sounds like a post we had about a month ago when KL and AZ was falling apart. Could AF possibly bring AZ and KL together in the end??
It would be nice to actually be able to read this article and see how possible it really is. Since it hasn't been reported yet by any other sources I think it could just be premature speculation.
Have you heard anything more on the AF/AZ alliance?? This would be nice to see but I wonder if AZ/AF/KL can really work together to make it happen. Another huge advantage would be expansion potential. Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, and Milan all have room for growth compared with Frankfurt and London.
"How Many Assholes we got on this ship?" - Lord Helmet
Steman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1394 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2013 times:
I remember our talks on the argument.
And I feel like you that these are just speculations.
Also in the Air France/Alitalia deal there are just speculations and nothing more.
AF/KL/AZ? It could work, especially considering their hubs but I think we are still in a too early stage of airlines alliances to bet on these mega mergers or mega agreements.
Watewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1991 times:
Here is the actual article. I wouldn't even call it an article.
>>KLM, Air France reportedly in informal alliance talks
AMSTERDAM (AFX) - KLM Royal Dutch Airlines NV CEO Leo van Wijk will Thursday announce the airline is in informal talks with Groupe Air France on a possible alliance, BusinessNews Radio reported. http://www.afxpress.com/afxpress2/html/story_14699.xml
Morecy From United States of America, joined May 2000, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1851 times:
I agree with RIX that CSA is certainly NOT questionable in terms of good service. I can't speak from experience because I have not flown CSA, but SkyTeam has made it a point to offer membership only to airlines that can meet their service criteria. As for Aeroflot, it's my understanding that they are still working (very diligently) on improving service... but SkyTeam membership is a ways off.
RIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1842 times:
Well, my comment on Aeroflot was from my personal experience. Their international First and Business are just great. In Business their 737-400s have 2-2 wide seats, much better than on other European airlines.