The consensus on this board is no, because AS
can make more money having partners across multiple alliances (e.g. DL
) than it can by focusing on only one alliance.
That said, Skyteam might be a better choice for them if they decided to join an alliance, because they could easily codeshare with DL
at their SEA
hub, where OneWorld would only give them feed on AA
Additionally, one of the perks AS
is able to offer it's frequent flyers is the large number of domestic partners. I can fly AS
, or NW
domestically and earn EQM's (and I can fly CO
and get miles but no EQM's). Join an alliance, and some of the choices go away.