Alaska and Delta to form Alliance

Old Nov 14, 08, 9:39 am
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Alaska and Delta to form Alliance

Found this story today:

Not sure what it means for AA and Alaska and their alliance?
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Old Nov 14, 08, 9:42 am
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I'm pretty sure it means nothing for the AA relationship.

Local analyst quote from the article:

Danishek said he doesn’t expect a huge investment into marketing the revamped code share.

“This is just jumping on the notoriety of the merger and saying we’re part of that too,” he said of the Monday press conference. “It’s a low-cost way for Alaska Airlines saying there’s more stuff coming for Alaska Airlines passengers.”
Both NW and DL had codeshares with AS; AS doesn't believe in monogomy in its codesharing. Nothing much new here except that DL and NW have combined.
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Old Nov 14, 08, 10:31 am
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Just more evidence that AS will dance with anybody. Set against this "enhanced" (or is it?) relationship, last month AS became an eligible carrier on one of Oneworld's RTW products, the Global Explorer. Aside from a few codeshares on DL, I don't see how this makes things any different for AA flyers on AS or vice versa.
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