I don't think that AMS
would become the premier destination for all four airlines if KLM joined SkyTeam. AF
is by far larger than KLM, and CDG
is much larger and has much more room available than AMS
for expansion. I think that the two hubs (plus MXP
/ LIRF), Italy">FCO
) can coexist peacefully, and I think that you would see more NW
service to CDG
, a CLE
on Continental, and CVG
on Delta or KLM.
Leo, with your situation, yes, you will be able to get NW
miles on all DL
flights when this goes through.
As with trans-oceanic segments, each carrier will be able to contribute significantly to each others. DL
) will gain access to the Pacific Rim, where they have little presence (or in CO
's case is a pain in the neck to get access to, often connecting in EWR
, then in HNL
, then in GUM). DL
's Latin America and European networks fit in quite nicely, and NW
will get even more access to Europe.