UA and SK joint venture? Where did it go?

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  1. cvarming
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    Does anyone know what happened to the JV between SAS and United. I remember buying UA plated tickets with SK TALT segments in 2006, 2007, and 2008, but with the whole 25% earning problem I stopped flying SK metal. Well, fast forward to 2013/14 and we have 100% earnings on SK metal and a need for UA plated tickets to maintain UA status. But now I cannot find SK TALT flights on the UA webpage. What happened? And, it is possible to buy SK TALT segments with reasonable fares from UA?
     
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    UA still can plate SK flights; that doesn't require a JV. But they don't tend to sell them on the website so much.
     
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    Sure, but a lot of the fares I see on United.com do not allow for TALT SK flights. UA used to sell competitive fares with SK TALT segments, but I cannot find them anymore. They also used to have a JV, but if it still exists, then I don't see much of it.
     
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    UA and SK never had a joint venture, only an immunized code-sharing relationship. UA's JV involves AC, SN, LH, OS, and LX flights, so you will see TATL itineraries operated by those carriers frequently sold on a metal-neutral basis.
     
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    I read something on the other board that UA and SK can't codeshare anymore due to the UA JV with others.
     
  7. Wandering Aramean
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    UA flights 6889 - 7018 are operated by SAS.
     
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