flyLAL may join Skyteam

Old Mar 10, 08, 8:52 pm
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flyLAL may join Skyteam

Hi all,

I have been heard FlyLAL will joined the skyteam associate member. Can you please figured out more specific information for me. Here it is:

flyLAL may join Skyteam

According to local report from Lithuania, flyLAL - Lithuanian Airlines is poised to be the next carrier to join Skyteam Alliance as associate member.
If you figured out more specific information about new airlines join the Skyteam associate member anytime soon. Thanks all.
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Old Mar 10, 08, 9:48 pm
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Wow, another amazing potential addition to Skyteam. We keep getting the world's premier airlines, don't we?
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Old Mar 10, 08, 9:55 pm
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When I saw the title, I was thinking "who the heck is FlyLAL"
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Old Mar 10, 08, 10:13 pm
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Originally Posted by bvanderhorst View Post
Wow, another amazing potential addition to Skyteam. We keep getting the world's premier airlines, don't we?
DL has to find someone willing to dance...
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Old Mar 10, 08, 10:16 pm
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Originally Posted by bvanderhorst View Post
Wow, another amazing potential addition to Skyteam. We keep getting the world's premier airlines, don't we?
I think with DL, CO, NW, AF/KLM the network for Skyteam is very VERY good TATL and to EU/US destinations. Another Asian carrier would be nice (other than CI/KE) or a South American carrier would round it out.

WHEN KQ joins, it'll be a huge intra-African addition that would make RTW trips MUCH easier.
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Old Mar 11, 08, 12:02 am
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First Uzbekistan and now Lithuania! SkyTeam may be getting all the ex-Soviet republics. Do Belarus, Moldova, Latvia, Armenia, and Tajikistan have airlines, too? Just think of all the SkyTeam FFers chomping at the bit to get to Minsk, Tashkent, Tallinn, Vilnius, Yerevan, Riga, etc. I'm surprised DL isn't already going to those places, what with their relentless international expansion and all.
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Old Mar 11, 08, 12:17 am
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Originally Posted by KeaauFlyer View Post
First Uzbekistan and now Lithuania! SkyTeam may be getting all the ex-Soviet republics. Do Belarus, Moldova, Latvia, Armenia, and Tajikistan have airlines, too? Just think of all the SkyTeam FFers chomping at the bit to get to Minsk, Tashkent, Tallinn, Vilnius, Yerevan, Riga, etc. I'm surprised DL isn't already going to those places, what with their relentless international expansion and all.
Bring on the next Associate partners...

The national/flag carrier of each country...
Belarus: Belavia http://belavia.by/
Moldova: Air Moldova http://www.airmoldova.md/
Latvia: airBaltic http://www.airbaltic.com/
Armenia: *Armavia http://www.armavia.aero
Tajikistan: Tajik Air http://www.tajik-air.com/

*Armenian Airlines was the state-owned national airline of Armenia that declared bankruptcy in 2003.
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Old Mar 11, 08, 12:27 am
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Originally Posted by AndyTLe View Post
Bring on the next Associate partners...

The national/flag carrier of each country...
Belarus: Belavia http://belavia.by/
Tajikistan: Tajik Air http://www.tajik-air.com/
The above two are still showcasing Soviet era Tupelov aircraft on their web sites and the Belavia FA either is trying to hold on to her hat or has the worst haircut after Amy Winehouse
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FlyLAL is no prize, but I wouldn'dt mind adding the network of Air Baltic.
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Old Mar 11, 08, 7:07 am
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Originally Posted by mersk862 View Post
When I saw the title, I was thinking "who the heck is FlyLAL"
I first read (interpreted?) it as FlyLOL.

(and it's commuter subsidiary, FlyROFLMAO)
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Old Mar 11, 08, 7:13 am
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Originally Posted by Carolinian View Post
FlyLAL is no prize, but I wouldn'dt mind adding the network of Air Baltic.
As SAS owns just under 50% of Air Baltic, and uses Eurobonus as their FF program, I won't be holding my breath.

Fortunately, nobody has locked up any of the Albanian carriers that I am aware of. I think MIAT Mongolian Airlines is also available. Keeping my fingers crossed.
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Ooops!

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=798409
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Old Mar 11, 08, 8:21 am
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Have heard GREAT things from LAL from my brother. He loves it. Would be a great addition although I doubt Id have the opp to fly LAL very often.
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Old Mar 11, 08, 8:35 am
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Originally Posted by WBurcham View Post
WHEN KQ joins, it'll be a huge intra-African addition that would make RTW trips MUCH easier.
KQ is an Associate Member since 1 September 2007 (Press Release here). I don't think there are any plans for it to join as a fully fledged member any time soon. However, when it comes to the RTW products I believe all 3 Associate Airlines take part in them.
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Old Mar 11, 08, 10:45 am
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Folks laugh, but SkyTeam is building a formidable network into some real cash cow markets. Business travel into the former Soviet Union -- from both the West and the East -- is booming, and SkyTeam is building a fortress presence that oneworld and Star can't reasonably match.
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