SR to join *A ???

Old Jan 24, 01, 6:02 am
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SR to join *A ???

There are rumors that SR is going to join *A or oneworld after the management has undergone a "slight" change. In one Swiss paper there was even a (forged) picture of an SR plane w/ * A logo painted on its back. Any facts?
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Old Jan 24, 01, 7:35 am
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Surely SR are more wedded to AA than UA at the moment?
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Old Jan 24, 01, 8:40 am
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No facts or official announcements. But oneworld is the most likely candidate. SR and LH in the same boat - that would be too much for the Swiss as well as the EU.
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Old Jan 24, 01, 9:19 am
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Does *A really need another Western European carrier? They've got two already!
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Old Jan 24, 01, 10:14 am
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Originally posted by seawolf:
Does *A really need another Western European carrier? They've got two already!
I wouldn't call BD a "Western European Carrier".
If SR were to join, what would happen with SN? I suspect they would be part of the package as well.



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Old Jan 24, 01, 10:35 am
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Originally posted by NYC1:
I wouldn't call BD a "Western European Carrier".
What about SK?

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SN is being vampirised by SR, all the profitable parts being sold to SR, leaving SN as an empty and bankrupt shell...that was SR's strategy, wasn't it ?

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Old Jan 24, 01, 11:08 am
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Originally posted by curt:
Originally posted by NYC1:
I wouldn't call BD a "Western European Carrier".
What about SK?
Lets define:
BD as Western Europe
LH, AUA as Middle Europe
SK as Northern Europe ...
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Old Jan 24, 01, 12:17 pm
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Why?
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Old Jan 24, 01, 3:38 pm
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Originally posted by AC*SE:
Why?
That's geography :-)

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Old Jan 24, 01, 6:17 pm
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SR Holding may 'spinn off' (some) airline activities and it is possible (but far away from a made deal) that LH will be THE new airline partner (bringing than SR into Mileage Plus and StarAlliance) as LH 'forced the Austrian Airlines-Group into Star.
And for the counting: So far, the follwing European Airlines are StarAliance members:

Austrian Airlines
British Midland
Lauda Air
Lufthansa
Scandinavian Airlines
Tyrolian
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Old Jan 24, 01, 9:39 pm
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So we obviously need an Eastern European airline in Star to cover everything. Thankfully SU is going to SkyTeam, and they're welcome to them. Less thamkfully LO is firmly in the noworld(tm) camp. I suppose there is always Tarom who I am sure make most UA Sh*ttle flights seem like SQ First

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Old Jan 25, 01, 4:24 am
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Originally posted by Rudi:
SR Holding may 'spinn off' (some) airline activities and it is possible (but far away from a made deal) that LH will be THE new airline partner (bringing than SR into Mileage Plus and StarAlliance) as LH 'forced the Austrian Airlines-Group into Star.
And for the counting: So far, the follwing European Airlines are StarAliance members:

Austrian Airlines
British Midland
Lauda Air
Lufthansa
Scandinavian Airlines
Tyrolian
What about the TEAM Lufthansa Airlines ?
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Old Jan 25, 01, 6:20 am
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Old Jan 25, 01, 7:06 am
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1) There is no need for *A to accept SR as a member, since LH and SR have almost the same international network.

2)The Sair Group (SR, LX,...) is currently making huge losses. Will SR still exist in two years...?
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