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Spanair To Join Star Alliance?  
User currently offlineKjet12 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 976 posts, RR: 6
Posted (14 years 11 months 19 hours ago) and read 2031 times:

I noticed the Star Alliance star symbol on this Spanair A321. Are they planning to join Star? Take a look at the pic. The star is to the left of the 'S' and to the right of the door.

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User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 19 hours ago) and read 2007 times:

er...That's not a Star Alliance logo. That's the logo of IATA.

But Spanair's code-share partner are the airlines that belongs to Star. Spanair code-shares with SAS, Lufthansa, VARIG, United Airlines.

User currently offlineKrushny From Spain, joined Dec 2000, 776 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 12 hours ago) and read 1981 times:

Spanair is partly owned by SAS and LH, I think that both together own 40% of the airline. And you can earn LH FF Miles flying with Spanair.

User currently offlineAnzett From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 11 months 12 hours ago) and read 1978 times:

I agree with Jiml1126. The logo on Spanair is an IATA logo. A Star Alliance logo appears near the cockpit window and is of a larger size in proposition that the IATA logo.

User currently offlineJohnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (14 years 11 months 7 hours ago) and read 1954 times:

afaik, LH hasn´t got a stake in Spanair, ... yet. i remember once reading about discussions between SAS and LH to jointly own the 49% stake SAS currently has in JK.
additionally, Spanair once stated that it would very much like to be a junior partner within star...


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User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (14 years 11 months 4 hours ago) and read 1937 times:

I think that JK sooner or later will join Star since their major owner is SAS. But it might take a few years, and i personally think that Star already is overcrowded in Europe with SAS, Lufthansa, bmi, Austrian, Tyrolean and Lauda.


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User currently offlineGodbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2753 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (14 years 11 months 4 hours ago) and read 1931 times:

I think the same GOT. But europe is kinda the home of Star since Lufthansa is more or less the real founder of Star (of the 5 airlines Lufthansa was leading the whole thing). Maybe the alliances have noticed that it is better to have a good position in europe then elsewhere cuz here they can still make big bucks since flying ain't cheap here. And in europe there is still a small hole in the southwest which could be covered by Spanair...

User currently offlineIbe1238 From Spain, joined Mar 2001, 134 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (14 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1907 times:

SAS owns the 49% of the Stake of Spanair. The other 51% is owned by GRUPO MARSANS,a Spanish very important tourictic group.
SPANAIR code/shares its international and domestic flights with SAS,Luthansa and even VARIG.
For instance, in BCN airport there is a STAR ALLIANCE ticket office managed by Spanair only.
LUFTHANSA CALL CENTER in Spain is in Palma de Mallorca and this servide is held by SPANAIR staff in the SPANAIR CALL CENTER.
In my opinion, SPANAIR will join STAR ALLIANCE very soon to compete directly with IBERIA and ONEWORLD here in SPain

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