Porter, South African, in interline deal - hmmm

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    Interesting as SA is a *A airline ... yes airlines have multitudes of relationships but in ACs backyard no less ... hmmm ...

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    Interesting since I donot think they share a common airport.
     
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    What, SA is not going to have landing rights at Billy Bishop? :D
     
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    They both serve IAD.
     
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    Good point - I did not think out of the box ... but honestly that gets them as far as YYZ and some other Porter end-points in Canada - not really that useful IMHO for going to YTZ and then to other real locations in Canada.
     
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    I sit corrected!
     
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    In J of course ;)
     
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    Similar to the Qatar deal. In that case a way to YTO from IAD and YUL.
     
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  9. This is confusing since SAA is part of *A and they do connect with AC not only at IAD but also LHR.
     
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    It is just an interline deal, so not that big of a thing, really.
     
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    I'll be flying SAA in about 2 weeks. Should I collect Aeroplan miles or Porter points?
     
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    Agree. WS already has an interline deal with UA among many airlines.
     
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  13. AC has code share fares with BA in london for certain routes to the ME and Africa and that is done because LH/*A can't service those AC cnx pax from LHR. While I agree an interline deal is not the same thing AC does fly from SAA's cnx points to YYZ which serves International pax better than YTO. My real question is whether the alliances are really working as intended.
     
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    Well, that is a question, but not one that will be answered by an interline agreement. United and American have an interline agreement. What does this say about the strength of *A and OW?

    Now if we are talking about the QF/EK tie up, that is a different thing altogether.

    In the end, the alliances generally seem strong. ATIs across the Atlantic and Pacific being the biggest example. Of course, in an Alliance as large as *A, there tends to be some that stand more on the edges. US, for example, is not part of the grand Atlantic ATI agreement.
     
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    Qatar, of course.
     
  16. As I've stated elsewhere the EK and EY push on new relationships are designed to break up the alliances so they can be the super hubs for the world or at a minimum get them unfettered access to any airport they want. They believe in free and open markets except at their home bases.
     
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    And my point is that this interline agreement has nothing to do with this assertion. Well, other than that PD also "believe in free and open markets except at their home base."
     
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    What's a codeshare fare? There are codeshare flights obviously but haven't heard of codeshare fares. There are through fares where AC & BA may agree offer published fares together on certain routes but that's also not that big of a thing either and is done routinely between airlines who are in different alliances.
     
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    Agreed. It isn't uncommon at all for this sort of thing to be offered.
     
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