Steman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1417 posts, RR: 7 Posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1243 times:
I was checking on AirFrance website for flights from Paris to New York as I'm planning to cross the pond again in November and I was surprised to see that AF still has a codeshare agreement with Continental for flights to Newark, in particular AF016, operated by a CO 777 and AF018 operated with a 764.
I just find it weird since the strong and well established relationship with Delta, which is the major player in the New York area for transatlantic flights. Why doesn't Air France operates flight to Newark only on its own and why Delta allows its European partner to have a codeshare agreement with its biggest rival in New York?
DaV From Italy, joined Jun 2001, 669 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1203 times:
Who knows? Maybe it has something to do with the rumor of a possible DL/CO merger? If I don't mind also AZ has some kind of codeshared flights with CO to Newark, and since they have dropped any agreement with Northwest due to the entrance in Sky Team, why didn't they do the same with CO?
Sorry to have posted more questions than answers
Steman From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 1417 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1196 times:
actually Alitalia dropped the agreement with CO some months ago or more and this is weird too since CO is more than a partner for NW so I don't understand why AZ left Co for NW instead of keeping both codeshares......
Strickerje From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 723 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1098 times:
Are they codesharing with United also? I couldn't help but notice that they have flights to Paris out of Chicago, Washington Dulles, San Fransisco, and Los Angeles, which are United hubs. Also, doesn't AF has CO codeshare flights out of Houston?
Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (13 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1083 times:
AF33/CO10 codeshare on the IAH-CDG run. This codeshare to EWR/IAH is a good thing for both airlines, even though AF is in Skyteam. CO/AF when partnered have a monopoly on the EWR/IAH-CDG market. If they didn't codeshare, they would be competing with eachother, thus lowering prices. So theoretically, it would be better for the consumer if they didn't codeshare. However, I do love getting Onepass mileage when flying transatlantic on AF.