Star Alliance seeks to rebuild position in Brazil

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  1. Newscience

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    Star Alliance seeks to rebuild position in Brazil

    The Chief Executive Board of Star Alliance has agreed to extend Avianca’s membership of the alliance to include its partner Avianca Brazil.

    The unanimous decision marks the first step in Star Alliance’s strategy to secure its position in the Brazilian market following current member airline TAM’s decision to leave the Alliance as a consequence of its merger with LAN.

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    http://www.breakingtravelnews.com/news/article/star-alliance-seeks-to-rebuild-position-in-brazil/
     
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    I saw a article today they are also re-starting the integration process for Air India.
     
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    These are the only choices they have, it seems, but they're both pretty pitiful choices.
     
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    Too bad.. I flew Copa last week and I am going to fly TAM next week.. I'll miss TAM in the star alliance as well as US (I live in a US hub.. now AA hub..). OneWorld and SkyTeam are the best options down here.. maybe having Azul as a Star Alliance partner could help a little (but this only if they decide to fly international or build bridges with foreign airlines..). Would Avianca start to codeshare with United, Copa, Lufthansa...?
     
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    From what I read Avianca is planning to have a fair number of *A codeshares but it remains to be seen what will happen with LH. Copa and UA are pretty sure to happen IMHO. I am a fan of TAM in the air, not so much on the ground unless I'm flying F in which case all those escorts and baggage services are a bit addictive. Except for Europe and Asia *A will not have much for me after TAM and US are gone. I cannot quite tolerate the UA experience, but taht may be mostly because I'm based in GIG. Copa I find to be pretty good but I really dislike long haul in B737's, so I use them only for things like Cuba and Central America.
     
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