That refers to the alliance between QF and EK and not that approval is required for the website. The agreement needs to be approved by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and other relevant regulatory authorities before it can go ahead.
allrite From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 1660 posts, RR: 4 Reply 7, posted (1 year 3 months ago) and read 6016 times:
Quoting huaiwei (Reply 5): And it basically showed the same information one gets from the press releases, just split into several pages with no useful graphics.
I doubt if the web developers (probably a third party) were given much information to play with. From what was said at the press conference this deal came about very quickly and the players have likely had little time to generate much in the way of public documentation, especially as getting approval for copy would have been very complicated - even worse with the dual nature of the negotiations. I suspect that it only exist as a short term brochure website and that further updates will probably appear on the main Qantas and Emirates websites.
Quokkas From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5551 times:
Quoting UAEflyer (Reply 9): Who will benefit most from this partnership .. EK or QF ??
It is hard to say. QF benefits from being able to withdraw from FRA and utilise the aircraft more effectively elsewhere, lowering its costs while increasing its ability to sell destinations in Europe/ MENA. EK will benefit from a greater footprint in the Australian market by capturing QF frequent flyers.
As to the dollar value, analysts have suggested it will improve QF's bottom line by adding about $90 million to its pre-tax profit. There has been a paucity of information on revenue sharing with published statements simply stating that there will be codesharing and access to frequent flyer benefits, lounges, etc.
ASA From Bangladesh, joined Dec 2010, 564 posts, RR: 3 Reply 14, posted (1 year 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3798 times:
Quoting santos (Reply 13): 5 from EK and 2 from QF, all via DBX, so yes...
and more from SQ and soon enough, BA and QR ... London sky will be full of flying whales!!!
While the website is immature, the implications of this partnership is HUGE. Does QF's position in OW change or remain as it is?!! Or will EK eventually do similar partnerships with the other OW members as well?
Taking a look at the pics, they are all slightly different. The emirates.com picture is a mirrored copy of the qantas.com one, with the tarmac lights removed. Also, the qantas.com one has text on it, while emirates.com does not. The qantasandemirates.com has terminals behinds both sets of aircraft. The emirates one made a point to show A380s on for both QANTAS and Emirates, while the others aren't so obvious. They are very similar, but different.
Always looking for the longest route with the most transfers.