AC/UA Cross Border Integration

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  1. YULtide

    YULtide Gold Member

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    I know AC has been "integrating" its cross-border schedule with UA, but the results seem quite odd. I just booked YEG-BUR and all but one of the options offered were on UA flights. The one that wasn't completely UA involved a Rouge segment: AC YEG-YVR, Rouge YVR-SFO, UA SFO-BUR.

    Seems to me it's not so much integration as outsourcing. The trouble is that AC's hard product is superior to UA's, as their own "best in North America" claims imply. So they're replacing their own product with an inferior one.

    Anyone else noticing this in other cross-border markets?
     
  2. Wandering Aramean
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    Wandering Aramean Gold Member

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    Unless you get Rouge'd.

    The two are actually not implementing the JV/ATI for transborder operations because of the regulatory burdens involved. They do still code-share and such, but they haven't gone to the full cooperation level they could.
     
  3. tomh009
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    I did Rouge to Mexico and back early this year, and it really wasn't all that bad. Certainly not worse than UA, at least the interiors are new and clean.
     

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