kelebek
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TK Now Actually Joining *Alliance

Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:20 am

After heavy rumours for month, the German Newspaper "Handeslblatt" (which is a quite reliable source in contrast to yellowpress like "Bild" etc.) just reported that the treaty will be signed tomorrow at Istanbul.
Let's see who's next! (my guess: Air India)

Source (german): http://www.handelsblatt.com/news/Def...lt.aspx?_p=200040&_t=ft&_b=1180983
 
LHStarAlliance
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RE: TK Now Actually Joining *Alliance

Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:22 am

Great !

Quoting Kelebek (Thread starter):
Air India

I hope so , *Alliance needs an Airline in India and Russia.
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RE: TK Now Actually Joining *Alliance

Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:23 am

Quoting Kelebek (Thread starter):
(my guess: Air India)

or Air China.

Good luck to TK in Star Alliance!
 
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RE: TK Now Actually Joining *Alliance

Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:28 am

I hope that SQ upgrade their 4x weekly service to IST via to DXB to daily nonstop.
 
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RE: TK Now Actually Joining *Alliance

Sat Dec 09, 2006 12:28 am

Good to see TK finally joining an alliance, they are really great to fly.
Keep on going so.

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RE: TK Now Actually Joining *Alliance

Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:25 am

Does anyone know when will they actually join, late 2007 or later?
I just need to know when to switch to United Mileage Plus.
 
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RE: TK Now Actually Joining *Alliance

Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:32 am

Quoting TK787 (Reply 5):
Does anyone know when will they actually join, late 2007 or later?

An educated guess would be Q4 2007 at the earliest. Probably not later than Q2 2008, but one never knows. Star Alliance will have drawn up a checklist of about 30 or so achievements that TY must meet before being granted full membership. These will include integration issues as well as service standards.
 
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RE: TK Now Actually Joining *Alliance

Sat Dec 09, 2006 2:37 am

Quoting Kelebek (Thread starter):
After heavy rumours for month

What rumors for months? THY announced its plans to join Star way back in August.
http://www.thy.com/en-INT/corporate/...leases/press_release.aspx?pid=1161
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RE: TK Now Actually Joining *Alliance

Sat Dec 09, 2006 3:03 am

Quoting LIPZ (Reply 2):
Air China.

Air China already officially invited.

Quoting LHStarAlliance (Reply 1):
I hope so , *Alliance needs an Airline in India and Russia.

Unfortunately I don't see any airlines in Russia who deserve to join *A soon... Except of Aeroflot, for sure, but they are already in SkyTeam.
 
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RE: TK Now Actually Joining *Alliance

Sun Dec 10, 2006 2:04 am

Great news

In 18 months the procedure will be completed.

Good move from TK.. Good luck !
 
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RE: TK Now Actually Joining *Alliance

Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:19 am

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 3):
I hope that SQ upgrade their 4x weekly service to IST via to DXB to daily nonstop.

That is quite unlikely. They doing well both between SIN-DXB and DXB-IST.
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zvezda
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RE: TK Now Actually Joining *Alliance

Sun Dec 10, 2006 4:26 am

Quoting TurkishWings (Reply 10):
They doing well both between SIN-DXB and DXB-IST.

An increase to daily service would still be nice, even with the stop at DXB.
 
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RE: TK Now Actually Joining *Alliance

Sun Dec 10, 2006 6:59 am

Quoting Zvezda (Reply 6):
Star Alliance will have drawn up a checklist of about 30 or so

Actually, the list is 60+

Quoting LH648 (Reply 8):
Air China already officially invited.

Air China will be a full member in 2007

Quoting LH648 (Reply 8):
Unfortunately I don't see any airlines in Russia who deserve to join *A soon

AiRUnion or S7 Airlines are the two being targeted, especially the former will enter strategic cooperation deal with Austrian from Spring 2007.
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kelebek
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RE: TK Now Actually Joining *Alliance

Sun Dec 10, 2006 8:26 am

Quoting Jimyvr (Reply 12):
Actually, the list is 60+

does anybody have got details about that "list" you have to fullfill to be granted full membership to *A?
 
zvezda
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RE: TK Now Actually Joining *Alliance

Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:26 am

Quoting Jimyvr (Reply 12):
Actually, the list is 60+

I suppose they're learning from past experience and going into greater detail in order to avoid problems they've had with past airlines joining.
 
jimyvr
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RE: TK Now Actually Joining *Alliance

Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:50 am

Quoting Kelebek (Reply 13):
does anybody have got details about that "list" you have to fullfill to be granted full membership to *A?

basically all the essential things needs to be up to Star standard or equivalent, like FFP, , reservation system, staff knowledge blah blah blah...etc
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RE: TK Now Actually Joining *Alliance

Sun Dec 10, 2006 6:26 pm

Merhaba!

I expect Turkish to contribute a lot to * because of their performance, home market, geographical location, and route network. In their "bridge" position between Europe and Asia they have a great potential to compete with the middle east giants.

Cheers

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RE: TK Now Actually Joining *Alliance

Sun Dec 10, 2006 6:33 pm

Quoting LIPZ (Reply 2):
Air China.

I doubt Air China would actually get to join Star with their new mutual shareholding agreement with Cathay Pacific

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