This make me think about all the strange things that Joint Ventures offer today... i.e. with the Atlantic Joint Venture of LH
/UA/AC/SN/LX/OS some routings I saw were:
But also FRA
-NYC or FRA
I saw routings with AB
/AA via MXP
) or via FRA
). All these strange routings that these Joint ventures will allow you.
Also booked AB
The craziest routing I have booked in the agency was 3-4 years ago, from Berlin to Buenos Aires, all on one ticket (and it was a paper one *g*):
, then FRA
(coming from LHR
). I believe they could go to each and every transfer desk at the airports to get onward boarding passes. JJ
offers usually connecting options with each and every carrier on both ends (i.e. a FRA
, then a JJ
flight to GIG
and some other carrier to somewhere else down there).
has VERY interesting offline destinations with carriers. i.e. if you fly to SCL
you can fly to EZE
and then connect to Sky Airline. A colleague of mine did that,and Sky Airines staff were awaiting them at the gate of the LH
arrival with their boarding passes, was flawless and not at all the chaos they expected.
Looking at routings, I also realized that AA
uses not only BA
but also SK
as feeder for Scandanavia.
Once sold a ticket Trondheim-Stavanger-London (strange enough) on SK
, then AA
. However they misconeccted and were rebooked (and now it gets really awkward!!) LHR
(Antigua) on VS
, then AA
, with a 1h30 connection in ANU
, which seemed to be hell on earth.
offers through fares to Europe with almost every carrier. You can i.e. booked BA
, and then onward with VS
to i.e. MIA
or wherever else. Same is true via MAN
, so you could book i.e. LH
and then VS
LAN also cooperates (or cooperated at least) with carriers as OS
/LH to feed to Austria. Once had guest flying KLU
/LH and then connecting to LAN mainline, which involves a terminal change in FRA
I also met guests coming from Bali via TPE
and connecting on LO
with the same ticket to WAW
. Quite a trek, and terminal change as well....
There are tons of crazy through fare routings out there, wheny you work in a travel agency you realize what crazy things are offered out there... and completely illogic things, too, which have nothing to do with alliances. i.a. if you want to fly from CPH
, you fly to i.e. IAD
, and then you have a choice of connecting either with UA
(makes sense) or with AA
(why on earth??).