flyinghippo
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CI And DL Expands Codeshare Across The Pacific

Sat Aug 13, 2005 1:19 am

Starting Aug. 15th, CI's codeshare with DL will add 3 additional cities on DL's network: MCO, TPA, and FLL. Delta will add two more cities in SE Asia via TPE: KUL and BKK.

http://www.china-airlines.com/en/newsen/newsen000338.htm
 
EddieDude
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RE: CI And DL Expands Codeshare Across The Pacific

Sat Aug 13, 2005 1:58 am

Very good news for Taipei-U.S. flyers. It is interesting that CI has codeshare operations with DL, AZ and KE. Maybe at some point CI could join SkyTeam.
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flyinghippo
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RE: CI And DL Expands Codeshare Across The Pacific

Sat Aug 13, 2005 2:17 am

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 1):
Maybe at some point CI could join SkyTeam.

It has been suggested for a while, but I believe they won't be able to due to political issues with China.
 
Zone1
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RE: CI And DL Expands Codeshare Across The Pacific

Sat Aug 13, 2005 2:25 am

I thought China Southern was the one in line for SkyTeam membership.
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flyinghippo
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RE: CI And DL Expands Codeshare Across The Pacific

Sat Aug 13, 2005 2:31 am

Quoting Zone1 (Reply 3):
I thought China Southern was the one in line for SkyTeam membership.

That's why I don't believe China Airlines (The Taiwanese national carrier) will not join Skyteam. Although CI provides a lot of destinations in SE Asia and Australia, which I think Skyteam needs more of, China (PRC) would have non of it!

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EddieDude
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RE: CI And DL Expands Codeshare Across The Pacific

Sat Aug 13, 2005 3:35 am

Quoting FlyingHippo (Reply 2):
they won't be able to due to political issues with China

Very good point. The political situation between the mainland and Taiwan make Taiwanese carriers quite unattractive to world alliances.
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flyinghippo
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RE: CI And DL Expands Codeshare Across The Pacific

Sat Aug 13, 2005 3:52 am

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 5):
The political situation between the mainland and Taiwan make Taiwanese carriers quite unattractive to world alliances.

Which is quite a shame. CI provides a very good inflight service and their product is pretty high standard. Although they had a questionable past regarding to safty issues, they seem to have made great strides and actually winning a couple of awards/certifications about their safty and maintanance.

Their destinations in South East Asia would be a great addition to Skyteam, and if Taiwan and China ever start direct flights, TPE would be a great hub to China, especially from America.
 
EddieDude
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RE: CI And DL Expands Codeshare Across The Pacific

Sat Aug 13, 2005 10:19 am

Agree. I hope we will see at some point in the future flights between Taiwan and the PRC.

I notice you are new to a.net, so welcome to the forums. I am sure that you will enjoy reading the threads, posting comments and looking at the pictures as much as I have since I joined. I look forward to reading more posts by you.

If I get to fly to New York City via JFK later this year, I'll let you know and perhaps we can meet and have a drink.
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