Jrlander From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1104 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1581 times:
It is just a frequent flier alliance at the moment. However, I do think that it is sort of funny that Delta has just inked ff deals with both VS and EK, who have code-share agreements with CO. I think if the DL/NW/CO thing moves forward, that codeshare between DL and VS and EK will happen as well.
ScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1564 times:
Also, Delta that have now with the Award travel with the skyteam alliances as for Alitalia, Aeromexico, CSA Czech Airlines, Air France, Korean Air and Delta, too. So you can do it as for yourself and here it is: http://www.delta.com/skymiles/member_guide/award_travel_info/index.jsp and I'm will able to save with the more as for the my Delta skymiles as for myself. I did stuck as for Delta by the long time and this is my favorites airline is Delta. Well, later!!
AirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1471 times:
Delta and Virgin were once partners before, around the same time DL was partners with Swissair and Singapore too I think! Interesting to see them getting back together. Anyone know why they quit in the first place?
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 14 Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1447 times:
Yes, Delta and Virgin were partners in the early 1990's with reciprocal frequent flyer programs and code shares on flights from JFK, EWR, ATL, MCO, and CVG to London (and other Virgin gateways). However, the two airlines split in 1996 and Virgin teamed up with Continental.
Interesting to note, VS is 49% owned by Singapore Airlines, which is a member of Star Alliance....
Jrlander From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1104 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1435 times:
Delta has a fraction of the UK market compared to AA. AA is one of 2 US carriers at LHR. If other American carriers get access to LHR, the BA-AA deal will go through, just as the UA/BMI alliance has gone through.
Ybacpa From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1108 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1334 times:
This may not be 100% correct, but if memory serves me correctly one big reason VS left DL for CO was at the time VS was looking to sell a significant (but still minority) stake, which DL wasn't interested in buying. Along came CO, who was going to buy 30% of VS. To make a long story short, for reasons I'm not aware of, CO and/or VS decided against the financial stake, but kept the codeshares as they had already been set up in anticipation of the CO investment.
SkyTeam: The alliance for third rate airlines finally getting their act together!
ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 14 Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1232 times:
Delta isn't all that large in the UK. It does fly up to four times a day from ATL to LGW, once daily from CVG to LGW, and once daily from ATL to MAN, but if you compare DL to UA or AA, it has a much smaller share of the US-UK market. Virgin too isn't nearly as big as BA across the Atlantic, so I don't think a VS/DL tie up would cause regulators much concern.