If this rumor will be confirmed, this will represent a significant step into the market consolidation through the JVs.
Still wondering when this JVs proliferation will become a problem for the existing alliances such as SkyTeam, Star and OW.
CaptCufflinks From UK - England, joined Dec 2012, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 6931 times:
Quoting anstar (Reply 10): By pertnering with Virgin they get access to all the Virgin FF's in the UK who may currently use BA for the places VS don't fly. Surely AF/KL can see the potential in just that alone.
I fly VS whenever possible, the problem is their network is very limited - being able to fly into Europe and earn VS miles will be an amazing step forward, adios Avios!
LJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4700 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4220 times:
Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 4): And what does this bring to the table for AF/KL exactly? They already fly everywhere VS do with more frequency. I can see anything would only be good for AZ in their ever precarious situation.
The company I work for has a Skyteam only policy. If VS would become Skyteam member it would mean that those flying from London will have to take VS if possible. Thus VS in your alliance or JV would mean you can offer your corporate customers more options within the same alliance, and thus larger discounts as the volume within the alliance or JV increases.
Coronado From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1294 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3927 times:
It is tangentially related, but how many of the following US cities could see DL/VS JV service to LHR?
Altogether, Delta flies from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport to 11 U.S. destinations: Atlanta, New York-JFK, Newark, Cincinnati, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Detroit, Seattle, Boston, Salt Lake City, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.
If they are already staffing those airports for a CDG flight can they generate the pax demand to an hour or so later handle a LHR flight at the station currently not serving LHR?
The Original Coronado: First CV jet flights RG CV 990 July 1965; DL CV 880 July 1965; Spantax CV990 Feb 1973
FlyCaledonian From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2221 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (2 years 7 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3778 times:
Quoting Coronado (Reply 14): Altogether, Delta flies from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport to 11 U.S. destinations: Atlanta, New York-JFK, Newark, Cincinnati, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Detroit, Seattle, Boston, Salt Lake City, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.
Could Salt Lake City work through the VS joint venture if Virgin Holidays were to market winter holidays?