I keep thinking about VLAs, especially the 380, and wonder if there is a viable option for more multiple airlines in an alliance to acquire them together with use split between them.
As I fly oneworld my example would be QF and BA "sharing" the 380. With the seasons reversed down under the high season for QF is different than for BA. Why not have the 380 fly the high season flights for both? Having flown QF in low season I know that they don't need a 380 for all LAX - SYD flights.
The QF/BA and 380 example is only an example, but puts the thought into focus a bit. The question is, could it be viable?