Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
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While his financial concerns in regards to VA were more than valid, his alleged demands for VA to "close all international" lead to the resulting fall out, when SQ, EY, Branson told Luxon (NZ) off for being "selfish". That's not going to happen with VA's complicated shareholder list, and also VA's long time American BFF Delta.
Until Luxon either gets what he wants by eliminating VA from the international scene, he and his mate at UA will continue to use their veto to block any VA application into *A. The only slim chance of VA getting a look in at *A (if alliances in general even manage to stay relevant by then) is when Luxon moves on from NZ.Considering there's been plenty of cross-alliance JVs, e.g QF/AF, CX/NZ, LH/CX, etc. Alliances may turn out to be irrelevant in the future.
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