no need to rush into speculation. on the one hand, this could be a natural and sound development of their relationship, on the other hand this could certainly be some way of trying to put pressure on the other partner. both parties are businesses and foremost, acting in their own interest. but this does not necessarily mean that SQ
is any way unhappy with Star.
some weeks ago, LH
put pressure on AC
to resume debt payments (that were suspended under bankruptcy protection) and announced they might eventually terminate the partnership with AC
. needless to say that LH
had no real interest in severing ties with AC
, but still they needed to put pressure on AC
(LH needed to protect the interests of its shareholders).
so just in case this might really be a way of SQ
to "complain" (if it was them to terminate this part of the c/s), perhaps it is because LH
gave a lot of valuable slots to AI
so that they can operate lots of flights to the USA from FRA
has never made any moves to give comparable concessions to SQ
(yes, i know that they always wanted to route most US services via LHR
nonetheless, when SQ
opened up ORD
, they opted for AMS
as stopover point instead of MUC
because of some concerns that LH
aired. so now that LH
gives away "gifts" to AI
might be angry about that. just my thoughts...
If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.