|Quoting questions (Thread starter):|
While reading all the speculation about AA merger partners I began to wonder to what degree are airlines locked into their respective alliance. Said another way, what determines ease of entry/exit and are some members in a better position to walk away than others, and why?
For example, some have speculated that AA and US could merge. If this were to happen, US would walk away from Star Alliance and join oneworld. CO did something similar by leaving Sky Team and joining Star Alliance.
|Quoting blink182 (Reply 2):|
I could be mistaken, but aren't there contractual exit and termination fees between airlines and their respective alliances?
|Quoting lhr380 (Reply 5):|
How come US is not part of the JV?
The transatlantic joint venture among US Airways’ Star partners United, Lufthansa and Air Canada “is something that hopefully over time we will be able to work our way into, which will just make things better”, Parker says. “But we are happy where we are right now, in a strong alliance that serves our customers and the airline really well.”