I stand by my statement. I've observed it over 25 years in this business. SA
)">DL coerced SA
into a straight-rate prorate agreement instead of per-sector nets, even though the carriers were supossedly "marketing" partners on routes to South Africa. SA
was so desperate to have a SA
)">DL as partner, they agreed to the straight-rate prorate, even though they take a beating on every seat sold with SA
)">DL connecting traffic. Don't believe it...check it out with tariffs.
I've been working in this industry long enough to see who plays nice and who doesn't. Although I truly sympathize with the employees at SA
)">DL, I find it very difficult to feel sorry for the carrier as a company. They reap what they sow.
It's been swell, but the swelling has gone down.