delta2ual From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 644 posts, RR: 1 Posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2409 times:
As the title states, Aer Lingus is seriously considering becoming part of a North Atlantic joint venture WITHOUT joining an existing alliance. Would any alliance allow this? It seems like a rather unique experiment. Maybe VS will want to do the same?
poLOT From United States of America, joined Jul 2011, 2974 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2187 times:
Quoting delimit (Reply 2): There's no issue having a JV with an unaligned carrier for an alliance member. DL already has one with DJ, for example.
But that is because DL has no alliance partner flying trans-pacific to and from Australia. What use would a JV with EI be for DL when they have one with AF that accomplishes the same thing (and the other airlines part of that venture)? AF certainly wouldn't be too happy about it. Same with UA/LH and AA/BA.