Can we read anything from the fact that QF and MH have not entered into any codeshare arrangements, despite QF being MH's sponsor into Oneworld?

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TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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Can we read anything from the fact that QF and MH have not entered into any codeshare arrangements, despite QF being MH's sponsor into Oneworld?

Is this normal or is there more to it than meets the eye?

By comparison, AA and QR are entering into codeshare arrangements later this month, with QR preparing for entry into Oneworld in 2013-2014.

driley28

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 07 May 2012

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QANTAS and Malaysia are too stubborn to come to an agreement on code shares.  Also given QF does not fly to KUL I cannot see any onward code share happening. The most likely (and I do not why) is a tie up with China Eastern.  I would not fly them. QF needs a partner in North Asia (Cathay and Dragonair) and a partner in South Asia (Malaysia).

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

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Interesting...what precipitated this question in part is the somewhat odd body language between Alan Joyce and AJ Yahya at the MH OW press conference on Thursday night.

You wonder why airlines enter into alliances if they are not going to fully immerse themselves in it beyond the superficial branding and marketing.

It is ironic of course that in the rapidly changing and growing Asia Pacific market, players are less keen to join forces, while across the mature Atlantic market there is a significant and tangible increase in cooperation.

Surely you'd want to work together now during a growth phase to entrenched and grow your combined market share, rather than nip away at each other's heels.

Airlines in the US and Europe are doing it now to combat decline. Shouldn't lessons be learnt to work together today to manage the maturing Asia Pacific market?

 

moa999

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 02 Jul 2011

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Just because two airlines are in an alliance doesn't mean they have to work together (contrast QF/CX with QF/AA) - the customer can still gain benefit from the alliance.

THink the issue for QF is that flying to KUL is like flying to BKK - there is very limited Business traffic thereto fill the premium cabins... Whilst I am sure that QF would love to provide the connections that MH has as codeshares, MH would need to move to SIN, and that aint happening.

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