Cathay Pacific Close To Dragonair Takeover

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  1. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    The 'devil' appears to be involved in a few airline deals going on right now. :confused: Interesting if this deal succeeds then Cathay would topple QF as Asia-Pacfic's biggest airline company!
     

  2. aus_flyer

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    #2 aus_flyer, Jun 6, 2006
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    "Rival" ??

    Since when is an airline that operates completely different routes, and that is partially owned by Cathay anyway, a rival?
     
  3. gaia

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    Would be great to have a One World carrier flying between HKG & PVG, PEK.
     
  4. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    It operates the routes that Cathay want into China, and not likely to get unless they buy Dragonair outright, expecially Shanghai.
     
  5. Yada Yada

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    You learn something every day. I always thought that SQ was bigger than QF. Not so, at least in terms of revenue. Apologies for the thread drift, but which airline has the bigger fleet?
     
  6. NM

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    Don't assume the Dragon Air flights will be operated as CX flights. Just because they are owned by CX does not make them CX or OneWorld flights any more than Qantas' ownership of JetStar makes JQ flights OneWorld eligible.
     
  7. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

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    QF (excluding Qantas link/AO/Jetstar) has about 140 aircraft, SQ has about 90 aircraft.

    Mind you a large portion of the QF fleet is on domestic duty.
     
  8. dajop

    dajop Senior Member

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    Well it does depend on the decision taken by the owner. Whilst JQ flights aren't eligible on xONEx- tickets (I assume) nor on OneWorld redemptions, they are eligible for earning OneWorld status credits when using JetFlex fares.
     
  9. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

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    Thanks oz_mark. That is a significant difference.
     
  10. NM

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    No, they are eligible for earning Qantas status credits, not OneWorld benefits. There are no benefits or earnings for BA, AA, CX, IB, JA, AY members when flying with JQ. JetStar is not a OneWorld member and so no points/miles/status earning under the OneWorld program. Qants chooses to provide some benefits to its FF members, but that has nothing to do with OneWorld benefits.
     
  11. dajop

    dajop Senior Member

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    Yes true, my mistake - I was thinking entirely through the QF paradigm. What I was trying to say is that OneWorld status can be accrued through the use of Jetstar flights, which contrasts to the total exclusion of Jetstar Asia and (the now defunct) Australian Airlines (& all other non OneWorld partner airlines) from SC earning. I assume CX could do the same for Dragonair for their Asia Miles members - if they chose to.
     
  12. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    My guess is that when/if CX acquires Dragonair that some routes will be status earning. One for certain will be the Shanghai route. This is one they have wanted for a long time but have not been able to get.
     
  13. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    Cathay Pacific Seals Dragonair Buy-Out

    Deal is almost done!

     
  14. NM

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    Amazingly this news was mentioned in the keynote speech at the conference I have been attending this week in USA. It was given as an example of a company looking for new opportunities in what was a closed market.
     
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