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When Is CO Officially Joining Star Alliance?  
User currently offlineJdk1245 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 16 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3398 times:

Hi,

So I fly about 3 times to South America a quarter and like accruing my OnePass miles. I know Continental is leaving Skyteam in October. I live in SF where there is a United hub.

My question:

When will I be able to fly United and get OnePass miles?

thanks!

[Edited 2009-07-14 00:36:03]

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User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8493 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3376 times:
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I dont think that any date can be announced until after CO leaves Skyteam , in the meantime the standard line seems to be that CO expects ( hopes) to transition 'within hours or days of leaving Skyteam' . I expect that there are restrictions on what sort of agreements CO can sign while still a member of Skyteam , best case scenario would be that the lights are on all night in Houston as CO executives get busy signing agreements from 00:01 hours on 25/10 and you will wake up in the morning to find that they are a *A member , but I suspect that the reality is that it will take a few days to sort everything out .


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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3246 times:

This may answer a few of your questions.

http://www.continental.com/web/en-US/content/news/alliance.aspx

The CO website home page has a news release drop down menu which provides information on many different topics, most likely UA has similar information available.

[Edited 2009-07-14 04:09:23]

[Edited 2009-07-14 04:11:40]


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User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5641 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3171 times:

Continental.com continues to be a terrific source of information on topics regarding...Continental Airlines.

Why, in just two short minutes, I've discovered the answer to your question is "we expect the transition to last through the fourth quarter of 2009."

You, too, can visit Continental.com, simply by entering "www.continental.com" into your browser's address bar.

Okay, just having some fun there, don't take me seriously. But seriously- why subject yourself to the myriad of misinformation that is the Gen-Av forum here at a.net, when you can just go to the horse's mouth yourself!


User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3432 posts, RR: 26
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3154 times:
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Quoting AA737-823 (Reply 3):
But seriously- why subject yourself to the myriad of misinformation that is the Gen-Av forum here at a.net, when you can just go to the horse's mouth yourself!

Maybe because the horse has "bad breath"?  Wink


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User currently offlineJdk1245 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 16 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2899 times:

Thanks for the answers!

User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8493 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2544 times:
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some fresh news for you

http://www.thetransnational.travel/n...tal-United-Star-Alliance.Jul-09.22


...With approval to join an antitrust-immunized grouping of Star Alliance partners finally secured (with some caveats), Continental Airlines this week detailed the process it would follow in exiting the SkyTeam alliance. That process includes a winding down through the end of July of code shares with SkyTeam's Delta and Northwest airlines; a few days of alliance limbo after officially ending SkyTeam participation this fall; and longer-term plans related to common IT systems with Star anchor United Airlines and a joint venture with United, Lufthansa and Air Canada. "With our final flight on 24 October, we will leave SkyTeam," said outgoing Continental CEO Larry Kellner. "We will be in Star just as fast as we can be after that. We just can't do anything until we get out of SkyTeam to jointly market with Star partners. It won't be seamless; it will be a couple days in transition." ...

as suspected it will be quick , but not instantaneous .



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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8869 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (4 years 9 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2517 times:

Sometime after October 24, but before November 3 (there's a rather large frequent flyer party that CO is co-sponsoring with several other Star carrieres to celebrate them officially being in Star Alliance that day).

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