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  1. Join dates announced for 2012's new SkyTeam members - FlyerTalk Forums

    […] at least 2014, owing to IT upgrades and integration delays. At least that's the official word. http://blog.wandr.me/thewan…er-join-dates/ http://www.skyteam.com/en/About-us/P…d-initiatives/ __________________ Wandering Aramean | […]

  2. Rohit Rao
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    The similarities between Air India’s ascension to Star Alliance and Garuda’s ascension to SkyTeam have a lot of similarities. Carriers on the rise service and fleet-wise, whose entry keeps on getting delayed because they are transferring to a non-antique IT system…

    Hopefully things will end better for Garuda than they did for AI.

    1. Seth
      Seth at |

      I don’t know that I’ve heard of AI being described as “on the rise” in any context lately. That’s a lot of optimism. 🙂

  3. Rohit Rao
    Rohit Rao at |

    Not lately – when they first were joining the alliance. They had taken delivery of brand new 777s (with a great product), they were upgrading their IT, they were increasing domestic connectivity with the merger, etc.

    All that momentum and optimism is gone now of course. But it was there a few years ago.

  4. The Nomad
    The Nomad at |

    Aerolinas is a good addition. But I am not sure what value Middle East Airlines and Xiamen Airlines bring to the team.

  5. Bobby
    Bobby at |

    Forgot about Saudia?

    1. Seth
      Seth at |

      Saudia already joined; they are no longer pending. I mentioned that in the first sentence. 😉

  6. Jonboy
    Jonboy at |

    Aerolineas is a good addition? In what dimension? It’s a horrible joke inside of Argentina, and once people from outside of Argentina start to fly it, they’ll think the same.

  7. Johnny
    Johnny at |

    Aerolineas is a great airline that has improved enormously since it was bought back by the state. All brand new planes and great punctuality records makes it the best carrier in South America