My boss' PA has just booked us on CDG-NRT-HKG-MEL-SIN-CDG on FOUR different airlines in FOUR different alliances:
CDG-NRT AF; NRT-HKG JL; HKG-MEL CX (!) ; MEL-SIN SQ; SIN-CDG AF in C/J class.
Talk about a suboptimal FF itinerary, not to mention the fact that we could have gone QF and CX on the JL and SQ legs.
Ah, well; vivre la difference!