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AA (already) welcomes SWISS to oneworld

Old Mar 1, 02, 7:18 am
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AA (already) welcomes SWISS to oneworld

The Swiss newspaper BLICK claims to be in psossesion of a American Airlines newsletter where AA greats/treats SWISS already as a oneworld-member.
Blick newspaper article in german
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Old Mar 1, 02, 9:23 am
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More trouble for Swiss:

01.03.2002, 15:43 Uhr -AFP
SAirGroup will neue Airline-Marke Swiss verbieten lassen
Streit um finanzielle Entschädigung mit Crossair
Zürich, 1. März (AFP) - Zwischen der zusammengebrochenen Swissair-Gruppe und ihrer Nachfolgerin Crossair ist es zu einem handfesten Streit über den Namen der künftigen Schweizer Nationalairline gekommen. Die SAirGroup kündigte am Freitag an, sie werde den geplanten Namen Swiss gerichtlich verbieten lassen. Unter diesem will die Regionalfluglinie Crossair mit Teilen der ehemaligen Swissair zur neuen dominierenden schweizerischen Fluggesellschaft aufsteigen. Die SAirGroup verlangt eine finanzielle Entschädigung für die Namensnutzung.
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Old Mar 1, 02, 10:46 am
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A rough translation:

SAirGroup wants to prevent the new airline name, Swiss, over a financial reimbursement controversy with Crossair.

Between the bankrupt Swissair group and its sussessor, Crossair, there is a controversy over the name of the new Swiss airline. The SAirGroup announced on Friday that it will file suit to prevent it's use. The regional airline Crossair, with parts of the former Swissair want to become the new dominating Swiss airline. The SAirGroup requires reimbursement for the name use.
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Old Mar 1, 02, 5:18 pm
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What's wrong with SWISSCROSS??
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Old Mar 1, 02, 5:40 pm
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How about crossswiss?
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Old Mar 2, 02, 11:12 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Tango:
How about crossswiss?</font>
Too many 'sss' !
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Old Mar 2, 02, 11:26 am
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the 'cross' is not very welcome in islamic (and other?) parts of this world
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Some facts regarding Crossair.

Crossair Accident History:

Date: 11/24/2001
Location: Birchwil, Switzerland
Airline: Crossair
Aircraft: BAE Avro RJ100
Registration: HB-IXM
Fatalities/No. Aboard: 24:33
Details: The aircraft was flying through a mix of rain and snow on final approach, when it crashed in a wooded area, 5.5 miles from Zurich Airport where it was scheduled to land on Runway 28.

Date: 01/10/2000
Location: Niederhasli, Switzerland
Airline: Crossair
Aircraft: Saab 340B
Registration: HB-AKK
Fatalities/No. Aboard: 10:10
Details: The aircraft crashed shortly after taking off, 8 km from the airport in light rain. The aircraft turned right instead of left upon climbout.
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I'm also not very comfortable with Crossair safety figures.
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Old Mar 3, 02, 9:28 pm
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as far as I know unfortunately (but 'only') a total of 50 passengers have been killed in all (2) accidents since Crossair started.

I feel as comfortable (also security wise) on Crossair flights as on every other (in my case mostly) StarAlliance carrier.
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Old Mar 4, 02, 9:35 pm
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In the grand scheme of things, Crossair's record isn't that bad. If you want a *bad* safety record, look at CI. Now THAT is a very very bad record.
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Old Mar 5, 02, 3:54 am
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for a new name, how about "watch" or "army knife" lot of name recognition in the us.
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Old Mar 5, 02, 4:04 am
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they (crossair/SWISS) did evaluate
* watch/Swatch (Hayek, CEO of Swatch declined, not wanting to take any risks for his brand in case ...).
* Swiss Knife wouldn't be accepted in the latin/Southern athmosphere (gifting a knive in Italy is considered to be a Mafia gift: meaning 'get yourself killed' or 'you will be killed' or in latin america I learned not to gift such a weapon an (THE) owner of a brewery told me so (in Rio de Janeiro in 1972 ...)

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Old Mar 5, 02, 12:22 pm
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there is a need for an international (all languages) dictionary. is there one?
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Old Mar 6, 02, 2:44 am
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Try http://www.google.com/language_tools?hl=en
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