Thai Airlines thinks it may be "normal!"
"We still have alternatives; we have an agreement with Japan Airlines Co. for example, which flies to many destinations in the United States," Tasnai said. Japan Airlines is a rival of All Nippon Airways Co, a Star Alliance member.
President Kanok Abhiradee said Thai Airways has set up a committee to deal with any effects on its operations from United Airlines' troubles.
Asked if Star Alliance might seek a new U.S.-based member airline, Kanok said finding a new ally would be "normal" in the airline business. He didn't elaborate.