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  1. Chris
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    Now if they can woo JAL over…

  2. Seth
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    Would JAL contradict or contribute to the image of wooking the least attractive partners possible?

    Certainly having another member in Asia is good, but do you want to pick up the carrier that is on its death-bed and desperate for a turn-around?

    JAL used to bring some cachet with the name. Now they seem mostly like a liability to me. And Delta's apparent effort to rebuild the Pan Am route network seems like a terribly foolish endeavor.

  3. Oliver
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    I very much doubt I'll ever have the need to fly TAROM, and I don't think I'd want to fly Garuda. I guess all of Indonesia's air transport system is (or at least was) rather sketchy — I remember seeing those signs at US airports announcing that the FAA had determined that the safety at airports X and Y wasn't in compliance with FAA standards (or something along those lines), and one of the airports was Denpasar. Haven't seen those signs in a while, but I recall quite a few Indonesia airplane accidents in the last ten years or so.

  4. Seth
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    Well, if DPS-SUJ is even on your itinerary then you'll have to pick up Tarom. Otherwise I can see it not being on your wish list.

    As for Garuda and Indonesian airlines in general, they had quite a bad run for a while. I think that with the fleet renewal in the coming years that will help out immensely. And I don't put a ton of faith in those FAA warnings ever since the fiasco with Venezuela and the retaliation of the USA against them with similar signage.