|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.
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos