|Quoting B777-700 (Reply 15):|
South America is covered well by DL, CO, AM, and associate partner, Copa.
I must disagree with this. AF
, and DL
do a good job providing transportation to/from the main cities in Central and South America, and Europe, Mexico, and the USA. However, this good connectivity is not there between Central and South American intra-regional destinations.
could do that to some extent... If only its status as "associate" (read, "owned") of/by CO
would translate into giving benefits to all SkyTeam flying pax and not only to members of CO
's OnePass program. In more than one occasion I've filled out a little recommendation form saying CM
would profit from offering benefits to other SkyTeam programs, such as AM
's Club Premier, DL
's SkyMiles, AF
/KL's Flying Blue, or KE
's Skypass, to name a few.
And by saying 'to some extent', I mean CM
hub does provide an excellent bridge for connections between North and South America, but not really for intra-regional flights. In an ideal world, if LP
grew operations out of its LIM
hub, or if AV
got its act together to better leveraging BOG
, or to a lesser extent, some Brazilian player was up to the challenge, they would do a lot more for closing gaps...
All in all, I believe I would favor the inclusion in SkyTeam of both AV
But that's me, just a miles-hungry SkyTeam Elite Plus loyal member.
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