Hello fellow airline CEO's,
I am going to reserve discussing specific names, because I want the alliance partners to have the ability to respond to the apparent actions of one of thier members.
Recently I submitted an application to join an alliance, and as is fair, the application required the association of members to have opportunity to review the applying airline, I was rejected from joining the alliance, and positive information was rendered on how to improve my airline. So definately I felt that the application was properly treated, properly discussed, and properly administered.
However, it does seem more than coincidental, that within 24 hours of their review of my application, one of thier largest members begins poaching on my most profitable route. I am not saying its possible that his own keen research might not have spotted the route as a business opportunity, but it does seem that by providing information requested as part of my application, I certainly assisted that members research inadvertantly.
If these actions are as they seem to have been, it is a dispicable act of self interest, and a stain on that alliances potential good name.
Again, I do hope the alliance will step forward and investigate, it certainly would be a responsible act for them to embark on.