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Author Topic: Tangible benefits  (Read 467 times)

Offline saetta

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Tangible benefits
« on: February 07, 2014, 04:15:39 PM »
What are the real advantages of joining an alliance, other then the "cool" factor and the service fee. I see must of the top airlines are in an alliance...why?

Offline LemonButt

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Re: Tangible benefits
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2014, 04:30:05 PM »
What are the real advantages of joining an alliance, other then the "cool" factor and the service fee. I see must of the top airlines are in an alliance...why?

1. You pay alliance fees, which goes to marketing, which increases your company image.
2. Route protection--alliance members don't compete with each other, so if you fly a route to an alliance mate's base airport then they typically won't compete with you, and if they do it will be to split demand versus oversupply and only getting 50% load factors.
3. Base protection--alliance members won't open bases at your bases (if possible).  This is more of a benefit in smaller countries with less base options.
4. Help--if you need advice on  how to run your airline better or a temporary bailout (buy/sell planes) then they can help you out in a pinch.
5. Protection from other alliances--if you are one of the largest airlines that aren't a member of an alliance, expect to be constantly recruited and hassled by alliances to join.

Offline CUR$E - God of AirwaySim

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Re: Tangible benefits
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2014, 04:51:41 PM »
What are the real advantages of joining an alliance, other then the "cool" factor and the service fee. I see must of the top airlines are in an alliance...why?

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Offline ezzeqiel

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Re: Tangible benefits
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2014, 11:45:35 PM »
Also:

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Being a member of an alliance has a small benefit in the view of the virtual passengers. The rating of the alliance affects this.
from the manual.

I'd put the "small" word on capital letters tho...

 

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