abrelosojos
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Conspiracy Theories Wanted: EK & Alliances

Thu Dec 29, 2005 1:44 am

So rumor has it that EK was being courted recently by Star. Now I am curious - does anyone know why EK has not joined one of the 3 majors? I know service standards is not it - so any thoughts on this is appreciated.

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CV580Freak
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RE: Conspiracy Theories Wanted: EK & Alliances

Thu Dec 29, 2005 2:11 am

With their ever expanding network I can't see any reason to join an alliance.
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RE: Conspiracy Theories Wanted: EK & Alliances

Thu Dec 29, 2005 2:21 am

They've already verbally noted that they like their independence. If anything, there was talk of them allying themselves with the Gulf airlines alliances, a consortium of regional carriers, if I remember. I can't recall what the acronym or proper name was.

But landing EK would be huge for any of the groupings, that's for sure. Whoever delivers that baby will be happy.
 
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RE: Conspiracy Theories Wanted: EK & Alliances

Thu Dec 29, 2005 5:09 am

I think that EK will remain independent for a long time. With respect to SkyTeam members, at the moment, EK has a codeshare agreement with CO and also an agreement with DL (not sure if it is a codeshare or a mileage accrual/redemption agreement). I am sure that EK has other codeshare arrangements with airlines from other alliances or that, just like EK, are independent.
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isuA380B777
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RE: Conspiracy Theories Wanted: EK & Alliances

Thu Dec 29, 2005 8:30 am

EK owns some shares of the Sri Lankan Airlines
 
FriendlySkies
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RE: Conspiracy Theories Wanted: EK & Alliances

Thu Dec 29, 2005 8:36 am

Quoting EddieDude (Reply 3):
I am sure that EK has other codeshare arrangements with airlines from other alliances or that, just like EK, are independent.

EK also has a codeshare with UA, and MP members can earn and redeem miles (IIRC).

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