IB buys Air Europa

Old Nov 5, 19, 5:58 am
  #1  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Hong Kong
Programs: FB AF Silver, BA Gold
Posts: 11,522
IB buys Air Europa

I noticed:
https://www.headforpoints.com/2019/1...n-a-e1bn-deal/

If the deal closes, UX would leave ST. Maybe another reason why AF decided to fly ORY-MAD
brunos is offline  
Old Nov 5, 19, 6:24 am
  #2  
8mh
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 142
Not good IMO.

I dislike investments by IAG and Delta. Both have a history of (partially or fully) cutting ties with the target's previous alliance.

I wouldn't care if LA left OW but joined ST. I wouldn't care if UX left ST but joined OW. I wouldn't care if, under LH's guidance, AZ left ST and joined *A.

But this process of investing in airlines and keeping them out of an alliance for the most part (e.g., IAG and EI) or forming a subsidiary where only own elites get benefits (e.g., MI and SQ, EW and LH group) is problematic from a customer perspective.

I might be able to keep some form of elite status with all three alliances. But it's not feasible to keep multiple elite statuses within an alliance as well. For most of us anyway.
8mh is offline  
Old Nov 5, 19, 7:04 am
  #3  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Hong Kong
Programs: FB AF Silver, BA Gold
Posts: 11,522
Sorry, I did not see that this info was added to the UX thread.
Mods please feel free to delete.
brunos is offline  
Old Nov 5, 19, 9:36 am
  #4  
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: HAG
Programs: ST E+, *G, some hotel gold...
Posts: 2,354
Originally Posted by 8mh View Post
But this process of investing in airlines and keeping them out of an alliance for the most part (e.g., IAG and EI) or forming a subsidiary where only own elites get benefits (e.g., MI and SQ, EW and LH group) is problematic from a customer perspective.

I might be able to keep some form of elite status with all three alliances. But it's not feasible to keep multiple elite statuses within an alliance as well. For most of us anyway.
I'm not happy about it either, but it does seem to be the point. I guess the big players are moving away from alliance module. They want pax to be loyal to the group, not the alliance.
Fabo.sk is offline  
Old Nov 5, 19, 11:00 am
  #5  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: London, UK and Southern France
Posts: 16,149
Originally Posted by brunos View Post
I noticed:
https://www.headforpoints.com/2019/1...n-a-e1bn-deal/

If the deal closes, UX would leave ST. Maybe another reason why AF decided to fly ORY-MAD
This has been discussed since yesterday in the main UX thread (as well as in the AF new/cancelled routes master thread for the ORY-MAD aspect).
NickB is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread