UALPHLCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 695 times:
Star carriers are allowed to have seperate code-share agreements outside of Star. UA has one w/ US, And Emirates and BWIA to name a few. I think UA just needed to have better connections from MXP to the rest of Italy. After all how does a UA passenger get to Rome or Sicily. This is the best answer.
ORD Boy 2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 275 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 691 times:
I know through Milan but Tyrolean is a small carrier and its in Star. A few years ago before 9/11 when BWIA and UA hooked up BWIA said it eventually wants to join star you think air dolomiti and BWIA will join
Airblue From San Marino, joined May 2001, 1825 posts, RR: 12 Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 674 times:
1) As said before 20% of Air Dolomiti is owned by LH and EN is a member of the LH FF miles & more.
2) Air Dolomiti doesn't fly out of MXP. Their main network is out of Munich, the second LH hub. From there they fly many daily flights in code-sharing with LH to Turin, Genoa, Milan Orio, Verona, Venice, Trieste, Bologna, Rimini, Ancona, Bari, Pisa and Cagliari.
That's why UA is really interesting in code-sharing with them.