questions From Australia, joined Sep 2011, 857 posts, RR: 1 Posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 15285 times:
There's been plenty of speculation on here about which airline should be in which alliance and what would make up the perfect alliance. We know that several airlines have anti-trust immunity and joint venture agreements. Given the operations and marketing complexities and cost of defecting, which airlines have reasonable flexibility to defect from their alliance? And to which alliance would they go?
mayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10670 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 15155 times:
Quoting PHX787 (Reply 2):
CO defected from Sky when they were in merger processes (or maybe before?) with UA
It was before..........once the DL/NW merger was final and NW's "golden share" was no longer viable, they were able to leave Skyteam and move to Star. CO always was a reluctant member of Skyteam, anyway.
"A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling, to do the unnecessary"----Fred Allen
With this new deal with Emirates is Qantas likely to hop out of Oneworld? I can't imagine they benefit overly much from the alliance with the exception of American feed at LAX and DFW.
There's still JL and the JetStar Japan arrangement and they co-operate with LA a good deal. oneworld still works for QF in several areas. The big loser in this was BA, and that may not be as big a loss as some think.
ordjoe From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 752 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 4 days ago) and read 13070 times:
US and TAM would be my only plausible guess. EK I think will stay on their own, and QF will stay in OW. It is so expensive to join an alliance, you are sort of married to the alliance at that point. It would be nice if KE left for star or OW; KE is way too premium of an airline for ST.
i just did a trip around asia and europe, all on SkyTeam Member airlines, Business Long Haul on MU, CZ and SV, and i can tell you now those chinese carriers are ready to give the majors a run for their money, so ease tell my they arnt so premium and why KE is too premium for SkyTeam?