Mah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33920 posts, RR: 70
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2172 times:
Hmm...based soely on route structure skyTeam is much better across the Atlantic, but, overall, I think oneWorld wins in coverage. They are not as strong across the Atlantic, but have a better intra-Europe schedule, IMO. Plus SkyTeam does not come close to oneWorld in Latin America and Oceania. OneWorld also has slighly better coverage to Asia. SkyTeam is better to Africa, though, despite BA's extensive African network. Both lack one thing Star does, however, when it comes to route structure, and that is true alliance hubs where everyone comes together in one place. Star is building one at MIA, and that is just the first of many to come. Alliance hubs (and I am not talking about alliance hubs were DL is in terminal H and AF is in terminal C) are going to be important to making alliances run for efficiently, and I hope Sky and One follow up with Star's model (Sky technically does have all thier ATL operations under one roof though; and is merging all thier MIA operations, but MIA is not a hub).
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8953 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2135 times:
SkyTeam is LARGER (note: not necessacarily better, that's an opinion) across the Atlantic. Delta is the largest North Atlantic airline in the world, and Air France and Alitalia each have formidable transatlantic presence, as well as Aeromexico and CSA chipping in a tiny bit. For OneWorld, it is BA, with AA not being that large across the North Atlantic (I think 1/2 of their T/As are to LHR), and Iberia, Finnair, and Aer Lingus chipping in a little.
DeltaOwnsAll From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1173 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2106 times:
Skyteam has the ghetto leftovers of the alliance world... AF has horrible service from my and many others' experiences. BA is much better there... Don't get me started on CSA...Korean...and definately not Aeromexico. I don't know about Alitalia so I can't say. DL is the only saviour Thank God SQ is still a skymiles partner for the time being... Flame on...
LOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2101 times:
I disagree with you, Qualiflyer gets the leftovers. Too bad LOT is in it, but they are changing to STAR or Oneworld soon, anyways, Qualifyer is so bad im not even gonna talk about it. A bunch of bankrupt airlines.........DAT (Sabena), Crossair (Swissair) jeeeeeee
Rojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2507 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2058 times:
On Frequent Flyer Programs, SkyTeam beats OneWorld. I'm an AeroMexico Club Premier member and Delta Skymiles member, and everytime I get a ticket on those carriers I get miles (including discounted economy)
On the other hand, once I had to book Virgin Atlantic instead of British Airways because they didn´t want to credit my Advantage account for a trasatlantic flight. Iberia didn´t want to credit my Advantage account for a MEX-MAD flight, because I was traveling on discounted economy. So OneWorld frequent flyer programs just suck. I better take a non OneWorld carrier to Europe, they at least give me the miles I use for domestic free travel (flying domestic in Mexico is quite expensive).
Airblue From San Marino, joined May 2001, 1828 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2035 times:
In my opinion Skyteam is better than Oneworld for routes structure, frequent flyer programs and European and US hubs. They lack in South-east Asia and Australia.
Oneworld has some airlines like BA, QF and CX that use to have a better service.