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  • @FLX,LOVE your analysis! Thank you!

    Dec 01, 2016, 11.19 AM / Qantas, AA shelve partnership expansion: what happens now?

  • "That's bad news if you're a status passenger flying in economy, but good news for business travellers who are tired of over-crowded lounges and rubbing shoulders with economy passengers who happen to have a shiny frequent flyer card." Given the need by companies to lower cost and enforce econom...

    Dec 01, 2016, 11.14 AM / 10 things you'll love about United's new Polaris airport lounges

  • Common pricing and associated revenue sharing seems to be the goal, in addition to other synergies (non-wasteful overlapping) around marketing etc.OK - so here's the questions:Why does the DOT consider the risk of common pricing etc. to be so high as to put a stop to this, while the AU regulators...

    Nov 30, 2016, 09.47 AM / Qantas, AA shelve partnership expansion: what happens now?

  • Besides agreeing on a common price, what would the closer relationship, which has been halted by the DOT allow AA and QF to do? I still don't quite understand that bit. I don't know about other readers, but if there was a table, like the one below explaining the different benefits, that wo...

    Nov 29, 2016, 02.49 PM / Qantas, AA shelve partnership expansion: what happens now?

  • Ooooh Cathay you've done it again! This makes the BA T3 Galleries lounges look like a petting zoo!

    Nov 29, 2016, 11.11 AM / Photos: Cathay Pacific's new London Heathrow lounge

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  • From 11 Jan 2017 all AA Domestic First class on 2-cabin service will be sold in J,D,I inventory. AA has chosen to fool its customers by insisting on referring to these as First Class. Take no notice of it. For all partner frequent flyer programmes, including QF, these will be credited a...

    Nov 30, 2016, 08.04 AM / Qantas status credits when flying American Airlines first class

  • As reported in The Age on 29 Nov 2016. Qantas has decided to pull the plug: As per the Qantas spokesperson: "It follows approval from Australian and New Zealand regulators on the basis that our expanded partnership involved no detriment and would deliver significant benefits for consumer...

    Nov 29, 2016, 11.07 AM / Elephant in the room [AusBT coverage of Qantas/AA Joint Venture]

  • Originally Posted by Mal : Talk about clickbait, I came here expecting to read a thread about an actual elephant sitting in a room somewhere!Can't see the beef myself, everything that has been mentioned in the first post is all 'possible impact' and 'what if?'. Makes no sense for ABT to write an...

    Nov 23, 2016, 05.29 PM / Elephant in the room [AusBT coverage of Qantas/AA Joint Venture]

  • Originally Posted by Grannular : My understanding is that a tentative ruling has been made, not a final ruling. DOT has provided a Show Cause Notice, so AA and QF still have the ability to provide further information to sway the final ruling. Based on this, it is my view that ABT is actuall...

    Nov 23, 2016, 03.45 PM / Elephant in the room [AusBT coverage of Qantas/AA Joint Venture]

  • I'm in two minds about writing this, vacillating between dismay at the lack of coverage and curiosity as to why this story is not a priority. So here goes!On the subject of the DOT blocking the AA and QF joint venture expansion, the following leading sites have reported a...

    Nov 23, 2016, 11.41 AM / Elephant in the room [AusBT coverage of Qantas/AA Joint Venture]

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