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Old Jun 12, 12, 5:17 am   #1
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Join dates announced for 2012's new SkyTeam members

SkyTeam anticipates three more new partners coming on line this year and has outlined the dates for their expected joining of the alliance:
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On June 28th, Middle East Airlines from Lebanon will be the next member to join SkyTeam. The alliance will welcome two additional members in 2012. Aerolíneas Argentinas is scheduled to join the alliance August 29thas the first South American member, strengthening SkyTeam network in the southern hemisphere. On November 15th, Xiamen Airlines, based in the flourishing Southeast China region, will further consolidate the alliance #1 position in Greater China.
Also pending is Garuda, which will now not be a member until at least 2014, owing to IT upgrades and integration delays. At least that's the official word.

http://boardingarea.com/blogs/thewan...er-join-dates/
http://www.skyteam.com/en/About-us/P...d-initiatives/
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Old Jul 7, 12, 8:12 am   #2
 
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It will be nice to have a member from south america.
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Old Jul 13, 12, 9:18 am   #3
 
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It will be nice to have a member from south america.
Skyteam is working hard on it (same story for India)
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Skyteam is working hard on it (same story for India)
I just hope AR is working hard in becoming a better airline, because at the moment they are terrible with schedule, service and outdated planes.
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Old Jul 13, 12, 8:42 pm   #5
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There have already been some successful redemptions reported on AR domestic flights using DL miles.
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Old Jul 15, 12, 6:05 pm   #6
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Skyteam is working hard on it (same story for India)
Yes, they are doing very well. They work hard for everyday.

I wasn't sure if Air India will ever reconsider to joins Star Alliance or Skyteam.
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New Sky Team member

I certainly hope it's not garuda. Didn't have a good experience with them.
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Old Jul 20, 12, 7:07 pm   #8
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I certainly hope it's not garuda. Didn't have a good experience with them.
Try be more patiently. Give it chance to working on it. Garuda will eventually to joins the SkyTeam.
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Old Aug 1, 12, 9:37 am   #9
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I certainly hope it's not garuda. Didn't have a good experience with them.
"Didn't" as in how long ago was that? Have you tried Garuda Indonesia lately?
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Thumbs up MEA of lebanon Officially Joins Skyteam

http://www.anna.aero/2012/06/27/midd...eam-this-week/

http://www.skyteam.com/en/About-us/P...oins-SkyTeam-/

http://www.mea.com.lb/English/Corpor...spx?pressid=97


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"Didn't" as in how long ago was that? Have you tried Garuda Indonesia lately?
They're supposedly a totally different airline now and long past the safety issues they had previously.
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They're supposedly a totally different airline now and long past the safety issues they had previously.
I've had only pleasant experiences on them, it's just a shame that their IT transition looks to have held up entry into SkyTeam for another 18 months...
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Old Aug 11, 12, 5:23 pm   #13
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So another airline is joining which i am not allowed to use... great
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What do you mean by "not allowed"? Anyone has the right to fly any airline they like, can you please be more specific?
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Old Aug 13, 12, 7:54 pm   #15
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Guessing jewish people are not allowed on the Lebanon airline right?
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