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Will CO And AF End Their Codeshare?  
User currently offlineCB777 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1216 posts, RR: 3
Posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1754 times:

I heard from a coworker today that CO and AF will end their codeshare as of March 2002, is this true?

Thanks
CB777

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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1708 times:

I have no information, but I too was wondering about the CO/AF alliance now that CO has partnered with KLM and AF is part of SkyTeam with DL.

Your info just may be correct as CO and AF have each entered larger alliances, their deal really does not seem to have a future.

CO and AF code share on the IAH-CDG and EWR-CDG routes, but each flies its own aircraft on the route, plus some connecting service at their hubs. It was not really a comprehensive deal it I remember correctly.


User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1676 times:

The codesharing is due to expire soon and will not be renewed.

User currently offlineCB777 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1216 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1667 times:

When does the codeshare for Continental and KLM begin?

User currently offlineMarkk From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1661 times:

Well that sucks considering I am half way to the 200,000 one pass mile point required for a one way reward ticket on an AF Concorde.. Such is life.

User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4530 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1655 times:

I heard that the agreement expires in 2004, and will not be renewed after that. Actually though, there is nothing wrong with the current codeshare from CO/AF's point of view. Because they codeshare on the route, their ticket prices are usually the same, thus giving them a monopoly on the IAH-CDG and EWR-CDG market.

User currently offlineFunny From Greece, joined May 2001, 333 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1623 times:

It would not surprise me if they did end their codeshare. The has been alot of tension between the airlines after the Concorde crash.
jase


User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1623 times:

I just received my OnePass statement and newsletter. The code share expires in March 2002. All jointly operated flights will end at that point (CDG-EWR and CDG-IAH) but BusinessFirst customers will still be able to use the Air France Lounge in Terminal 2C at CDG.

I don't think it will matter much in the long term. CO has had double daily service on its own from Newark to Paris for some time now (there is now only one flight due to the post 9/11 cutbacks) and the Houston-Paris flight has done well for years. However, Continental had been benefitting from the AF alliance and funnelling passengers through Roissy to points beyond. My guess is that this will now be done through Amsterdam instead and as such, we might see a larger plane on the daily Newark-Amsterdam flight (currently flown with a 757 but sometimes a 767-200) and that the Houston-Amsterdam flight will be inaugurated (a planned 764 service for May 2002).

ContinentalEWR


User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1606 times:

I just received the same info as ContinentalEWR....the AF/CO alliance will finish up at the end of March 2002.

By the way, the EWR-AMS flights will go from 757 to 762 to 764 for the summer season, according to my information (which is always subject to change, especially in these times) and the Houston service will also commence with a 764.

KL also flies EWR and IAH to AMS, and I assume that CO will put its code on these flights, have not heard if the EWR-AMS flight will upgrade from a KL 763 to a larger type, at one time is was operated by a NW DC10.


User currently offlineEmile From Netherlands, joined Nov 2000, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1588 times:

when will this happen klm/co.they where saying 12/01/2001.
this was the same 2 years ago.
i don,t see it happening.
wings


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