lax777lr From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 86 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4405 times:
In launching a new, daily LH or ULH route, how does an airline pre-position the return flight crew? Take the recent launch of DOH-GRU by QR. Does the GRU-EZE crew deadhead in on the inaugural flight, or do they fly in on other carriers in advance? Thanks in advance for your insight.
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 11166 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3822 times:
Quoting rp tpa (Reply 4):
As another example, Air Canada started YYZ-CPH last week. The return crew likely flew the night prior to the inaugural flight to one of the *A hubs (FRA/MUC/LHR/ZRH), and then on LH/SK/LX to CPH.
Actually when it comes to interline and business travel, it rarely matters if the airline is in an alliance or not. Usually company business travel tickets are ID50 on other airlines from what I know. The contracts between the airlines for interline travel are a lot different from what the public sees as far as alliances go. Would you expect that United's closest interline partner is jetBlue? It might not make sense to the regular passenger, but there are contracts negotiated that often have nothing to do with alliances. Certain airlines might be in an alliance, but will offer little to no interline benefits to fellow alliance airlines.
If you have never designed an airplane part before, let the real designers do the work!