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KLM Continental Discuss Broader Pact

Tue Jun 04, 2002 12:19 am

Continental could become part of a three-way Atlantic venture with partner Northwest Airlines.
That would be great IMO.

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RE: KLM Continental Discuss Broader Pact

Tue Jun 04, 2002 12:35 am

I've often wondered why NW/KL haven't tried to expand more aggressively their partnership with CO. If you look at their strengths and weaknesses in terms of routes, they seem to compliment each other well. NW & CO have said off and on that they would like to form a fourth major N. American route system, but have stopped short of truly providing that ability, I think, by not enhancing their partnership further.

I think building this partnership would be great for all involved. I don't know whats holding them back.

BTW: I wouldn't say CO's inflight service is particularly great, not any better than KL for instance. Their biggest strength is their Bethune lead management team that took them from 'worst to first'.

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RE: KLM Continental Discuss Broader Pact

Tue Jun 04, 2002 3:08 am

BA will be looking over his shoulder.KLM,NW oke BA wasn,t pleased with NW,But now continental as well,,,,,,,KLM is getting what BA DON,T HAVE