|Quoting B777A340Fan (Thread starter):|
Don't know if this concerns the US, EU, or anywhere else, but isn't the Star Alliance getting too strong, creating almost a monopoly?
|Quoting Commavia (Reply 5):|
Star is hardly a monopoly, nor will it ever be. As others have said, it still represents a small minority of overall global air traffic, and there are two other humongous competing alliances to keep them in check. I think that most don't have any problem with Star growing bigger and bigger, per se, but I think the concerns raised in some quarters relate to quality. I think there are some who feel that with Star's continual march for growth, they may have lowered the standards a bit in terms of the quality - both service for customers and companies' finances - of the airlines they recruit. I'm not necessarily saying that's true, but I've heard the point raised here on A.net and elsewhere.
|Quoting RDUDDJI (Reply 6):|
However, I think at some point, there may need to be some kind of alliance regulation. There are certain markets and areas that are somewhat monopolized by certain alliances.