Blink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5499 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 886 times:
I don't get this, VS and DL can earn miles on trans-atlantics(as I am assuming) but all the while they cry bloody murder when AA and BA try to do the same thing. Oh well, I guess this is good for DL pax though as they can have a small crack at flying into LHR via mileage.
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
OA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6023 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 834 times:
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I don't get this, VS and DL can earn miles on trans-atlantics(as I am assuming) but all the while they cry bloody murder when AA and BA try to do the same thing.
Umm, the AA/BA deal is just a little different from the simple arrangement announced by DL/VS. All the DL/VS deal does is reward passengers with Skymiles for flying VS. The AA/BA deal invovles codesharing, control of a large number of LHR slots, and running as pretty much one airline across the Atlantic which will, for all intents and purposes, stymie competition on routes between LHR and the USA. The DL/VS deal is none of these things and should not be compared with the proposed BA/AA alliance.