PRAirbus
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Oneworld Lacks Interest On IB?

Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:39 am

Very surprising why oneworld founding members AA and BA could let LH buy IB and not put up a fight. Both BA and AA own some IB stocks and have an extensive partnership w/IB. I know AA is in no financial position to invest in IB but why would BA let IB slip away??? AF/KL are extremely successful...I was hoping for BA to deepen its ties w/IB...what am I missing???? Any thoughts?
 
GregQuinn
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RE: Oneworld Lacks Interest On IB?

Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:55 am

Go to SkyTrax and read what passengers have to say about the cabin-"service" on IB flights. The answer might lie therein.
 
PRAirbus
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RE: Oneworld Lacks Interest On IB?

Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:29 am

Perhaps IB's service is not the best but AA's is nothing to write home about and BA has it flaws too like all airlines do...I am referring to IB's value for its network, modern fleet, hub, etc...the service can be fixed but its assets are far more valuable.
 
scotron11
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RE: Oneworld Lacks Interest On IB?

Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:35 am

Quoting PRAirbus (Thread starter):

Both BA and AA own some IB stocks and have an extensive partnership w/IB.

AA sold their stake to BA and BA have first refusal rights to purchase an additional 30% of IB shares, potentially scuppering and takeover attempt by a 3rd party.

Unless they decide to sell. And they would earn a tidy profit too!
 
dme
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RE: Oneworld Lacks Interest On IB?

Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:55 pm

Quoting GregQuinn (Reply 1):
Go to SkyTrax and read what passengers have to say about the cabin-"service" on IB flights. The answer might lie therein.

I have flown American, Delta, BA, IB, QF, AF, SA, Austrian, AR, UX, JK, AB (and some other extinct ones). Nowadays, and at least for people like me that I always fly in Y (unless an upgrade from time to time appears by chance), I would divide companies in two groups, one of them offering some food/drink, another one offering nothing. And normal people want to go from A to B the cheapest as possible. That´s my opinion. However, for us, people which enjoy Aviation, is different. We want to go from A to B but eye everything from the very first step in the airport.

We, Spaniards, tend to complain about everything (a many non Spaniards when in Spain). But, to say you the truth, after visiting many countries and knowing many people, we are no better no worst than others. I have had the same problems in Spain as in any other countries. About IB, the same. It is not the best, but it is not the worst. In the end, the passenger is the one which can choose the company to fly with (and most of the time is the money he/she can pay).

Quoting Scotron11 (Reply 3):

Both BA and AA own some IB stocks and have an extensive partnership w/IB.

About BA/LH, You can read this thread -> http://airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/3351534/


Regards,
Dme.
 
rootsair
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RE: Oneworld Lacks Interest On IB?

Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:16 pm

Quoting Dme (Reply 4):
About IB, the same. It is not the best, but it is not the worst. In the end, the passenger is the one which can choose the company to fly with (and most of the time is the money he/she can pay).

However it seems as though Spain had no taste for a Good airline ! come on what good airline is there? Who can make good competition to IB ? No one! Hence why IB is extreme crap service compared to other big carriers like KLM, AF, or BA
Too bad i used to like them before !


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