JET AIRWAYS receives invite

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  1. Lufthansa Flyer
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    According to the Center for Asia Pacific Aviation, Star Alliance has extended the invite to JET AIRWAYS to joing *A. Indian Government is saying "NO" unless you take Air India too.
     
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    Don't care what the Indian government says but I say yay to 9W and nay to AI.

    I guess we can expect the Indian government to ban LH's A380s from landing at any of the Indian airports for a bit longer huh?
     
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    I thought Air India already tried an failed at that once already!
     
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    They have, only took them 3.5 years to fail at the attempt. India seems to just want to unload AI on someone. The Jet invite has been out there, but nothing gaining traction.
     
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    Can the Indian Gov't really prohibit Jet from joining *A?
     
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    This is good news. I think 9W is the best Indian carrier out there, and joining *A would be a boon for the alliance (and for someone like me who likes to fly *A/use *A miles for India).

    Hopefully the Indian government doesn't get in the way of it. Frankly, I think the reason AI failed is because of the government.
     
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    Maybe its like preventing a child to marry. "If you marry HIM, we're disowning you" kind of thing. I'm sure their are subsidies in there that can be used as leverage too.
     
  8. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Well, given that US authorities apparently also have to approve US airlines' participation in alliances, I see why not.

    http://www.dot.gov/affairs/2009/dot10009.htm
     
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    But can they accept the invite and complete the process before the whole Indian full service airline market collapses and all that's left is Jet Connect or JetLite (whatever their no frills branch is). I know that India is supposedly booming but all the majors are doing horribly, why try to get anyone in the alliance, especially *A which rarely stoops to the depths of ST, and I see all the Indian carriers as only ST quality (and I primarily fly ST). Just confounds me why * A wants Jet considering the circumstances.
     
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