Lufthansa411 From Germany, joined Jan 2008, 692 posts, RR: 1 Posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4500 times:
With the discussion in another topic about CO repainting a/c in the Star Alliance Livery, I got to thinking about what other rebranding needed to take place. Obviously, some of the things are very straight forward, such as changing the logo/partners in the in flight magazine. Others are much complex, like signage at check-in/lounges/gates, and the skyteam logo on the side of the planes.
So, two questions:
1. Are they making temporary signs/banners at airports noting that they are in star? What about the skyteam logo on the side of the plane? Will they put a Star Alliance sticker over it, or will they just leave them be until the next paint job?
2. What else has the skyteam logo/former alliance markings that needs to be changed over?
Looking forward to your answers,
Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood.
DualQual From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 909 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4494 times:
The Skyteam logo has been taken off most (if not all by now) airplanes in the mainline and CalEx fleet. This includes the blue stickers by the door with whatever the catchy slogan du jour was at the time of the printing ex "Your Door to the World is Now Open" etc. There may be a few straggler airplanes out there with a sticker but the only one left of any of the ones I flown lately are the DirecTV stickers. There has been a concerted effort to get rid of all remaining ST logo items. I am not sure how long it will take to roll out the SA logos on the airplanes but my guess is a couple of weeks. Not sure what airplanes will get the livery but unless it is a new delivery it will probably be when an aircraft is up for re-paint.
CALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4166 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 3978 times:
CO is not going to be required to have all STAR signage at all airports the morning they join. The only thing they will need to have by open of business is the removal of all SKYTEAM material. Probably the only airport(s) that will have full detail will be FRA, EWR, IAH the day the transition takes place.
Xxmhxlhx5lxx From Germany, joined Mar 2007, 54 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3849 times:
Does anybody know where and how fast CO will change to Terminal 1 in FRA or to STAR-Terminals at other airports. Will they do so by the 27th of October?
Or does that depend on gate space availability and other things that this will happen step by step?
NYC2theworld From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 689 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3629 times:
I would imagine that they cannot (for legal reasons) use skyteam branding
Quoting CALMSP (Reply 3): The only thing they will need to have by open of business is the removal of all SKYTEAM material.
Wouldn't that have to be done by the last flight out on the 24th anyway? Since that is the last skyteam flight on CO? Also, since they aren't participating in *A till the 27th, wouldn't that mean there are two days worth of flights (25th and 26th) where NO alliance can be marketed by CO?
Always wonderers if this "last and final boarding call" is in fact THE last and final boarding call.
Star_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3526 times:
Quoting NYC2theworld (Reply 6): Wouldn't that have to be done by the last flight out on the 24th anyway? Since that is the last skyteam flight on CO? Also, since they aren't participating in *A till the 27th, wouldn't that mean there are two days worth of flights (25th and 26th) where NO alliance can be marketed by CO?
There's no reason they can't market *A once they've left Skyteam. The only reason they aren't already is that they are still a Skyteam member, not because it would be "frowned upon" by *A. They would be delighted to have it
American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4500 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2814 times:
Quoting 8B775ZQ (Reply 10): I'm not up to speed on all the happenings so can someone plz tell me why is CO leaving SKYTEAM and joining STAR ALLIANCE?
Because they've been flirting with United for a while.
Also, with the new Delta/Northwest system spanning the domestic, TATL and TPAC networks, Sky Team didn't need Continental as a member anymore. Even before the DL/NW merger, Continental was already thinking of switching to Star, the decision was taken in the Summer of 2008.