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Who Is The Big Boss In Star Alliance?

Tue Jul 23, 2002 9:47 pm

I really have no idea.. it may be Lufthansa and UA who always influence over many star's decision. They are quite powerful..what's your idea?
 
TR
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RE: Who Is The Big Boss In Star Alliance?

Tue Jul 23, 2002 10:11 pm

I would say Lufthansa or the alliance within the alliance of Lufthansa, SAS and Singapore Airlines. Those three airlines has also founded a cargo alliance which include Japan Airlines.
 
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RE: Who Is The Big Boss In Star Alliance?

Tue Jul 23, 2002 10:40 pm

UAL. They bring the most to the table
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transswede
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RE: Who Is The Big Boss In Star Alliance?

Tue Jul 23, 2002 10:52 pm

I'd definately would say Lufthansa...
 
Skymonster
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RE: Who Is The Big Boss In Star Alliance?

Tue Jul 23, 2002 10:53 pm

None of the carriers in the Star is the "boss" - its an alliance, rather than a disctatorship.

However, its fair to say that some of the carriers have more influence in large strategic issues than others - LH, SQ, and UA (in alphabetical order!) are the players that carry the most weight.

Andy
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RE: Who Is The Big Boss In Star Alliance?

Tue Jul 23, 2002 11:16 pm

it is by far UNITED AND LUFTHANSA.





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RE: Who Is The Big Boss In Star Alliance?

Tue Jul 23, 2002 11:30 pm

United was after all, the founder of Star Alliance.
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Andreas
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Ryanair! UA Is One Of Several..

Wed Jul 24, 2002 1:58 am

..founders of Star Alliance, not the founder...please note the difference.
But overall I do agree, that all members do have one vote if decisions are coming up, but LH certainly has woven its own network inside Star Alliance to be able to control or let's say influence a good number of votes.
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Andreas
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