Unfortunately codeshare exists. I know its profitable for airlines but because of that we won't see carriers in GVA
to name a few because they codeshare flights with AF
Another bad thing about it is lets say you buy a ticket with BA
, and you expect to get BA
standards but then your flight codeshares with IB
whose service is ligh years from BA
's service. Then in this case codesharing is not even !
Finally one other thing I don't like about codeshare is the ease with which it confuses people!
for example in GVA you can see 7 departures at the same time for the same destinations. that's because they list every airline who codeshares. And one day when I was in Lima, they announced "Alitalia flight to Amsterdam please embark, and this lady asked me why it wasn't a KLM flight and was scared to have missed the KLM flight to Amsterdam"
|Quoting LHRjc (Reply 1):
"Code sharing is a business term which first originated in the airline industry in 1990 when the Australian airline, Qantas Airways and American Airlines combined services from Australian cities to an array of U.S. domestic cities. The code share was part of a "cooperative Services"
For me the first codeshare would be when BA and SQ shared a concorde where one side of the fuselage was painted in SQ coulours and the othe side in BA colours !
[Edited 2007-03-05 22:15:28]
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