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United Enters Codeshare With Shanghai Airlines

Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:26 pm

So when do you think they or Air China are likely to join Star Alliance?

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060321/cgtu027.html?.v=40
 
kiwiandrew

RE: United Enters Codeshare With Shanghai Airlines

Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:34 pm

The Star executive normally meets twice a year ( November/Dec and June ) and it is at these meetings that formal approval to begin the joining process is usually given - it then seems to take 12-24 months to progress to full membership after that - so maybe somewhere between mid 2007-mid 2008 ?
( but then again with the Olympics in BJS in 2008 maybe both FM and CA will be given 'fasttrack' )