Godbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2752 posts, RR: 17 Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3750 times:
The chances that Qantas join Star are in my eyes rather impossible as Qantas has LHR as it's main European destination with a established network with BA. A move to Star would mean that the LHR operations would have to be moved over to FRA and QF therefore loosing marketshare since O&D to LHR is higher than to FRA. Joint forces with AA also seem to work fine (the 738 deal for example).
If Qantas can somehow get into NZ then the battle for Australia might get really bloody as Star wouldn't and couldn't accept that.
StarFlyer From Germany, joined Sep 2002, 987 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3665 times:
So how likely is it that Air New Zealand will leave Star for OneWorld? Is this going to happen as soon as Qantas gets a stake in Air NZ? Why aren't there any other Star members to help Air NZ out? Or are they not so keen to keep in Air New Zealand in Star?
N628AU From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 333 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3606 times:
New STAR members are voted in during meetings which occur every six months or so. I fully expect to see US voted in during the next meeting, assuming the UA/US codeshare receives the government nod from DOT.
Beno From Australia, joined Aug 2002, 428 posts, RR: 4 Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3534 times:
Just because Qantas is going to have a stake in Air New Zealand does not mean ANZ has to move to Oneworld, Qantas would I think perfer ANZ to stay in Star that will keep SQ out of the Pacific region and be better for ANZ in the long term. Alliances have nothing to do with airline relationships.........
ORD Boy 2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 276 posts, RR: 1 Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3299 times:
I think that QF will move to Star because it would have more flexibility than with oneworld destination wise. plus There is no way in hell star will lose another member in that region. According to a paper in the region (I do not remember which one) BA is talking to SIA about SIA buying its stake in QF
Go Canada! From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2955 posts, RR: 11 Reply 15, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3219 times:
I wish this issue with qantas and the star allaicne would be put to bed.there is no good reason why qantas should leave one world.
if it buys a stake in anz then it wont join the star alliance because having qf,anz and sia in the same alliance will raise competiton concerns, especially if singapore starts an austrialian airline.It ownt happen, further more BA have control over the board, they have 2 directors plus the veto on the chief exc,chairman and finance director, the 3 main directorships are controlled by BA.
Singapore airlines wont buy a stake in qantas, this is wishful thinking because theres a body of people deseperate to the extreme for a star-backed airline in australia.BA wont sell its stake.
It is amazing what can be accomplised when nobody takes the credit