And I can also see how it might lead up to eventual in-fighting, and that I would have a significant competitive advantage if I could offer 200% alone but I draw a loss as to how some players would get to that point if these partners start doing this to every route imaginable. Which they would be free to do so if there are no rules or guidelines written. Im not talking about my situation alone as I admire their ablility to aquire 15 aircraft in 6-7 months and flood key routes, but im talking in general.
I understand but, again, Alliances are subject to the exact same rules as independent airlines
. So it would be completely unfair to have "Alliance" rules and not have identical
rules for individual airlines. There's no difference (with the rule that no Alliance can act any different than a single airline on a route) between allowing 2 airlines of a single alliance in a base, and allowing 2 airlines in a base period -- the total number of seats that can be placed on your routes against you is exactly the same
. And could actually be even less
if both airlines wanted to put 200% each as allowed.
There's ZERO differences between 2 alliance members flooding "every route imaginable" and any of the other airlines at YYZ doing exactly the same thing, the net impact to you is identical. And, as a matter of fact, if they were 2 "independent" airlines they're actually allowed to put even more
seats on a route to force you out. You could actually look at it has having a net BENEFIT by having these 2 airlines Allied together because, apart, they could put 200% each
onto a route rather than just 200% combined.
All you have right now is 2 players in the same Alliance sharing a base. So far there's been absolutely no negative repercussions to arise because of it that wouldn't be at least
as likely to happen even if they weren't in the same Alliance (in fact, I'd bet they were on those routes before they were even in the Alliance). And, I can't envision anything that even could
occur that, again, wouldn't be at least as likely to happen if they weren't in the same Alliance.
And, for the record, not that it matters, but there are countless occurrences in real-life of fellow Alliance members sharing routes.