Pothiabs: what a bunch of crap (again).
SNBA had to make a choice:
1) joining an alliance (which is very expensive)
2) staying 'independent', codeshare with a lot of other airlines to start a global network, and make appointments with those airlines about frequent flier miles (now you can for example earn miles on AA
SNBA has choosen for option 2.
What do you think is the best option for a young airline: send planes to LIS
,.......?? Or sign a codeshare agreement which is less risky, and for which you don't need as much pax as if you have to fill a whole plane?
You really criticise SN
about EVERY single developpement, you really built up a lot of credibility I have to say
Are you from the concurrence maybe? Let's say, if you for example would be from Virgin Express (nowadays a real low cost airline with only buy on board meals/snacks/drinks, which are heavily overpriced btw, €1 for 15cl coke
), I can understand why you don't like the SN
/TP codeshare to LIS
. With VEX only having 2 daily rotations, and SN
/TP having 4, in a much more comfortable aircraft with a very good service, good legspace, a much better product in general. Same with SN
/IB to BCN
: if you fly VEX, you only find cheap fares at the most difficult hours (leaving in the late evening, returning in the early morning). If you fly SN
/IB, you have much more daily flights, much more comfortable aircrafts, service, and not to forget: the fare of VEX + 2x€10 for additional legspace, 2x€1 for 15cl coke, 2x€5 for a chicken pasta salad, €5 booking fee, + the fare matches about what SN
/IB ask (€160). Have customers actually still a reason to fly VEX to those destinations?
and people (potential passengers) who are not familiar with the aviation world might even buy it, think the airline is going well, and be inclined to buy tickets from them.
Are there really people who still 'dear' to buy tickets from SN
is currently loss making, but which airline not? I read the last figures of VEX, also not exactly what I would call 'good' (even very bad).
And to the people whining about pax going from SN
to all those other airlines: ever realized the potential of for example LIS
: pax can now connect in BRU
on the Africa network of SN
. People out of the UK can fly from a lot of different airports to BRU
to connect to Africa. Also connecting pax from ZRH
etc etc etc. And do not forget that SN
also operates some of their own metal to BCN
, and to destinations like Turin, even all flights are operated by SN
, codeshared with AZ