mogandoCI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3940 times:
Totally apples and oranges. Using EK from AUS/NZ, they could fly to anywhere in Europe/Africa in 1-stop. From North America, the only real market (with high demand but underserved) that's not a major backtrack is India.
EK doesn't need an alliance partner in the Americas for feed. What they need is to open up routes with strong O&D to the Gulf and to India.
smi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1793 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3092 times:
I know there is alot of talk about EK and QF creating some form of strategic alliance. But I feel that EK is simply too big and sucks too much traffic from the key alliance players for them to be truly welcomed into any alliance. Do they really bring anything to any alliance? most alliance offer one stop connectivity (apart from Africa and Indian however they are voids that are being corrected) I just don't see what they offer, and what an alliance offers them??
I think we may as the current rumours circulating see QR in an alliance (oneworld would be a good fit I feel).