Camille38
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Alliance With Alaska Airlines

Thu Aug 24, 2006 3:01 am

Alaska has good relationship with NW and KL...will Alaska join Skyteam or another alliance?
 
Chugach
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RE: Alliance With Alaska Airlines

Thu Aug 24, 2006 3:11 am

No, they won't. It's been discussed many times. They are prefectly content with their codeshares with NW, DL, CO, AA, HA, LN, KL/AF, etc. As they are only a regional airline it doesn't make sense for them to be tied into one particular alliance.
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rwsea
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RE: Alliance With Alaska Airlines

Thu Aug 24, 2006 3:12 am

The consensus on this board is no, because AS can make more money having partners across multiple alliances (e.g. DL, AA, AF, BA, NW, KL, CX, LA) 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, NW, CO and KE at their SEA hub, where OneWorld would only give them feed on AA and BA.

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, AA, DL, 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.
 
rpaillard
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RE: Alliance With Alaska Airlines

Thu Aug 24, 2006 3:42 am

Hi,

You also have to know that any Flying Blue Member could earn miles with AS since May or June. There also was a special at that time: every miles earned is X2. I was on a flight between ANC and LAX at that time: lucky, for sure Big grin

Raphael
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luv2fly
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RE: Alliance With Alaska Airlines

Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:35 am

AS is the code share whore of airlines, it would be easier to say who they did not code share with.
You can cut the irony with a knife
 
rpaillard
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RE: Alliance With Alaska Airlines

Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:47 am

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 4):
AS is the code share whore of airlines

That's not a very polite way to describe the situation Big grin

Anyway, it's a good deal for both AS and the partner. Alaska is not a easy market to serve for AF, for example. Code Sharing should be the best option!

Raphael
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luv2fly
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RE: Alliance With Alaska Airlines

Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:49 am

Quoting Rpaillard (Reply 5):
That's not a very polite way to describe the situation

If a duck walks like a duck and quack likes a duck, then its a duck!
You can cut the irony with a knife
 
rpaillard
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RE: Alliance With Alaska Airlines

Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:57 am

You have seen the smilie  Wink
But I will keep this one:

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 6):
If a duck walks like a duck and quack likes a duck, then its a duck!

For my records, for sure !

Raphael
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ANCFlyer
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RE: Alliance With Alaska Airlines

Thu Aug 24, 2006 3:24 pm

Quoting Rpaillard (Reply 5):
Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 4):
AS is the code share whore of airlines

That's not a very polite way to describe the situation   

But it IS accurate.  bigthumbsup 

I'd rather they not join an alliance . . . just remain a free agent, and codeshare where it profits them. It has - thus far - worked just fine.

As for previous threads, this topic, here's a few:

Could AS Join An Alliance? (by 1337Delta764 Jun 4 2006 in Civil Aviation)#ID2806926

RE: AS...oneworld Bound? Thoughts. (by LawnDart Feb 4 2006 in Civil Aviation)#ID2587530

RE: When Will AS Join Skyteam? (by COEWR Mar 30 2005 in Civil Aviation)#ID2028048

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QXatFAT
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RE: Alliance With Alaska Airlines

Thu Aug 24, 2006 3:47 pm

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 4):
AS is the code share whore of airlines, it would be easier to say who they did not code share with.

AKA, we do REALLY good!

AS will not join an alliance. They do amazing already. Expecially with the greatness of QX.
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