Qantas is reportedly mulling an extended codeshare relationship with Air France into Asia, less than a month after QF's started putting its code on AF's flights between SIN and CDG.
As reported, Geoff Dixon had made an overnight visit to Paris last week to discuss a co-pricing arrangement with Air France for other Asian destinations. China, was said to be a high contender, since the French carrier already flies to 4 Chinese destinations (HKG, PEK, PVG and CAN).
The idea is interesting but admittedly out of my comprehension...It reads terribly odd to me that QF expects Aussie pax to backtrack as much as flying first to Europe then detour to China...
[Edited 2004-11-18 17:24:02]