hnl-jack From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 821 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 14008 times:
Just went to the Star Alliance Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/staralliance?sk=app_145055912232404
to check on their so called big announcement and found no mention of US Airways on their list of member airlines. There's an interactive map with the logo's of all members, but no US. What's up with that?
Grew up in the business and continued the family tradition.
CoachClass From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 10201 times:
At first I thought, ah ha. So they're really going to go to oneworld as a first step for a merger with AA. I remember that they got "divorced" from BA years ago with that trans-Atlantic association. I wonder if there are any left over bad feelings that would prevent them from joining oneworld where I think they would do better given the UA/CO merger.
kgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4394 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2357 times:
Quoting etops1 (Reply 10): USAirways brings a lot to the table for Star
As a former America West hater, I know this to be true.
There have been days when the only way I could get from Los Angeles to Washington was on US -- either because the last UA or CO plane of the business day had been oversold or because it was Saturday, and no midday departures were offered. On most days I would rather stab myself in the eye than connect through PHL, but you do what you have to do. And US's new Marketplace offereings are as good as anything UA or CO has.
Btw, US has a few monopoly routes like PHX-SEA and PHX-SFO where they have really stepped up service.