Hi; this is just something I've thought about briefly.
But do you not think that members of a particular airline alliance should strive to provide a decent standard of in-flight service, across the board?
If one alliance member airline gains a reputation for below-par cabin service, do you think this is potentially damaging for the other members of the same alliance?
I won't name specific airlines, but I was struck by the contrast in cabin service between 2 airlines in the oneworld alliance; one provided very reasonable service, with regular drinks rounds, a happy crew and an on-time departure.
The other was pretty much the reverse, even though both were members of the same oneworld alliance.
Is there any kind of quality control within these alliances? Shouldn't there be, or will travellers always just avoid those with a bad rep?