Favorite alliance


#1

I know this is long but below is the lists of the alliances and their members (taken from wikipedia). Skyteam appears to be “legacy heavy.”

Skyteam
Delta
Northwest
Continental

Aeroflot
Aeromxico
Air France
Alitalia
Czech Airlines
Korean Air

Oneworld
American Airlines
Aer Lingus
American Airlines
American Eagle
Executive Air
AmericanConnection
Chautauqua Airlines
RegionsAir
Trans States Airlines
British Airways
BA Cityflyer
BA Connect
British Mediterranean Airways
Comair
GB Airways
Loganair
Sun Air
Cathay Pacific
Finnair
Iberia
Air Nostrum
LAN
LAN Peru
Qantas
Australian Airlines
jetConnect
QantasLink
AirconnexAirlink
Eastern Australia Airlines
Southern Australia Airlines
Sunstate Airlines

Star Alliance
United Airlines
Air Canada
Air New Zealand
All Nippon Airways
Asiana Airlines
Austrian Airlines
bmi
LOT Polish Airlines
Lufthansa
Scandinavian Airlines System
Singapore Airlines
South African Airways
Spanair
Swiss International Air Lines
TAP Portugal
Thai Airways International
**US Airways **

Regional members of star alliance
Adria Airways
Blue1
Croatia Airlines

** legacy airlines bolded


#2

I love Continental Airlines BUT I’m going with Star Alliance because I flew on them on US Airways and it was GREAT. The real surprise was when I took this plane home after a 3 hour thunderstorm wait.
airliners.net/open.file/1117484/L/


#3

Again, another poll that is incomplete. You should have put in “don’t like alliances” or something similar.


#4

I am with Dami, I would gladly sacrifice my 200k plus miles if all the airlines would give up all this crud. How about offering good service at a fair price to everyone and quit with the gimmicks. We all pay extra for them.

TINSTAAFL!!!

While we are at it, let’s get rid of coupons, rebates, and other “loyalty” programs.


#5

My airline of choice happens to belong to NO alliance. Guess what? It’s making money this year, just like it has for the 30 plus years.


#6

Why are only US airlines called “legacy” airlines? Don’t British, Air France, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore, Qantas qualify?

That makes Skyteam less ‘legacy heavy’.


#7

I find it interesting that Comair and Delta aren’t in the same alliance. I’m not a huge fan of alliances. A passenger does more than enough work trying to “time it right” to get a decent fare; the codeshares, etc. just add more confusion to the “average” passenger. I don’t know how much help they offer anyway. Does anyone know if/how much $$ alliances have saved the airlines themselves?


#8

I believe that’s Comair of South Africa, owned by BA.


#9

Comair is owned by the management (39%), institutions and public (38%), British Airways (18%) and employees (5%). They fly Kulula flights and British Airways flights.