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First Air China Aircraft In Star Alliance Cls

Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:22 am

Just posted a thread yesterday about Air China painting an A332 in Star Alliance colors - and here's the first picture:

http://www.skyliner-aviation.de/viewphoto.main?LC=&picid=4099


B-6091 (MSN 867) is due for delivery in the next days. Air China will officially join Star Alliance on December 12 together with Shanghai Airlines.


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PADSpot
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RE: First Air China Aircraft In Star Alliance Cls

Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:32 am

I must say the StarAlliance livery in general is awfully boring.
 
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RE: First Air China Aircraft In Star Alliance Cls

Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:33 am

Excellent  Smile

Now I can fly to China on a hopefully decent Star Carrier  Wink

I look forward to trying out both airlines in 2008  Smile




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flybyguy
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RE: First Air China Aircraft In Star Alliance Cls

Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:34 am

Does Air China actually bring value to the Star Alliance? Or were they inducted as a simple compromise to penetrate the domestic air travel market in China. I haven't heard many beaming reviews about the service Air China provides.

But then again United and US Airways are hardly quality airlines in terms of service... more like expensive greyhound-esque carriers.
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RE: First Air China Aircraft In Star Alliance Cls

Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:35 am

Quoting PADSpot (Reply 1):
I must say the StarAlliance livery in general is awfully boring.

The tails should be painted in the native airline colours, like SQ do.
 
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RE: First Air China Aircraft In Star Alliance Cls

Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:38 am

That red flag really sticks out like a sore thumb.

CA checklist:


  • Modern fleet of Airbus and Boeing jets  checkmark 
  • Official Carrier of the 2008 Olympics  checkmark 
  • Somewhat effective hubs positioned in China  checkmark 
  • Large and expansive regional network  checkmark 
  • Star Alliance livery jet  checkmark 
  • Decent onboard service
  • Modern website
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RE: First Air China Aircraft In Star Alliance Cls

Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:42 am

Quoting PADSpot (Reply 1):
I must say the StarAlliance livery in general is awfully boring.

Agreed

Quoting Flybyguy (Reply 3):
Does Air China actually bring value to the Star Alliance? Or were they inducted as a simple compromise to penetrate the domestic air travel market in China.

...the latter, which --------------------------wait on it-------------------------- brings value to the Star Alliance  Silly
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sh0rtybr0wn
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RE: First Air China Aircraft In Star Alliance Cls

Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:42 am

Quoting Flybyguy (Reply 3):
I haven't heard many beaming reviews about the service Air China provides.

It's probably well above US domestic standards, and they serve full meals on 2 hour flights, so how bad can it be. I thought it looked O.K.

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RE: First Air China Aircraft In Star Alliance Cls

Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:45 am

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 2):
Now I can fly to China on a hopefully decent Star Carrier

SQ, OZ, and NH are not decent Star Alliance carriers, they are excellent Star Alliance carriers!

I don't think Air China will bring value to Star Alliance to be honest.
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RE: First Air China Aircraft In Star Alliance Cls

Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:20 am

Quoting PADSpot (Reply 1):
I must say the StarAlliance livery in general is awfully boring.

It's not majorly exciting but I don't see oneworld or Skyteam painting a/c from all their members into a livery as such.
 
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RE: First Air China Aircraft In Star Alliance Cls

Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:36 am

Quoting PADSpot (Reply 1):
I must say the StarAlliance livery in general is awfully boring.

And I must agree with you . How many planes should Air China repaint in the *A livery ? It should be a certain percentage as far as I know .
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