Ok, so, if that's the case, then my mate and I are in violation of the rules? Or is it just not good for business?
Without knowing the number of seats you're providing and the demand, one can't see if it's a violation of the rules or not.
But, let's say demand is 100/day.
If you supply 200, that's okay.
If you supply 100 and your "ally" supplies 100, that's okay.
If you supply 200 and your ally supplies anything at all
, that's not
okay. You're now supplying more than 200% of the demand as an Alliance.
Very simply, the rules is: No single airline or Alliance can supply more than 200% of demand on a route.
Whatever someone else supplies outside of your alliance is a moot point.
I'm sure if you're supplying something like 210% it's okay. Just don't be doing 200% each or even 150% each.