LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26679 posts, RR: 50 Posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2685 times:
The confused on/off codeshare game with Jet Airways is now back on with United Airlines, with the carriers filing with the DOT to implement blanket reciprocal code share services:
1) Between any point or points in the United States and any point or points in India on a non-stop basis and intermediate routings;
2) Between or Beyond India and the United States to any open-skies point or points.
I guess Kingfisher moving into OW camp made Jet finally clarify its US partner as it had on paper both AA and UA code-share authorities.
Personally I’d love to see Jet back on the West Coast, along with a potential service to ORD or IAD to tie into UA’s network.
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OP3000 From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 1795 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2630 times:
Lo and behold *A might end up with two large Indian airlines - AI and 9W. This could happen, although I expect 9W to continue as a code-share player (SN, CX, UA, VS, EK) for a long while, particularly now that AI seems be willing and able to compete with them in terms of long-haul product and network plans.
lightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13861 posts, RR: 100
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2429 times:
Quoting OP3000 (Reply 1): Lo and behold *A might end up with two large Indian airlines - AI and 9W.
I really wonder which way 9W will go in the alliance game. If Skyteam has no partner in India, it will weaken them. I think 9W knows they are holding a strong hand and will play it. Of all the airlines, I think they could go to any alliance.
But they shouldn't wait forever. For all I know, Indigo could join Skyteam.
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