OpenSkies Joins AA/IB/BA JV Transatlantic

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    VintageKrug
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    Good news on this; still haven’t sampled it, but keen to do so:

    OPENSKIES AND AMERICAN AIRLINES SIGN NEW CODESHARE AGREEMENT, INCREASING CONNECTION OPPORTUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE U.S.

    NEW YORK – December 6, 2011 – OpenSkies, the premium transatlantic airline operating flights from New York-Newark to Paris-Orly, and American Airlines have signed a new codeshare agreement giving OpenSkies customers more options and flexibility when flying to and from Europe.

    Effective immediately, the agreement allows American Airlines to place its AA* code on OpenSkies operated flights between Newark Liberty International Airport and Paris-Orly Airport. Therefore, passengers are now able to book American Airlines flights to or from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport and Miami International Airport, with connections via Newark Liberty to OpenSkies operated flights.

    Customers can also through-check their bags between American Airlines and OpenSkies flights.

    “We’re very happy to announce this codeshare agreement with American Airlines, which gives our customers the benefits of American’s extensive network,” said Patrick Malval, OpenSkies Managing Director. “This codeshare agreement will further develop into OpenSkies joining the joint business agreement between American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia effective January 1, 2012, bringing added benefits for transatlantic travel.”

    “This new codeshare relationship will give our customers more opportunities to seamlessly connect to Europe while enjoying the premium experience OpenSkies has to offer,” said Kenji Hashimoto, American’s Vice President – Strategic Alliances. “American and OpenSkies are looking into additional opportunities to enhance our relationship and offer our joint customers further benefits in the future.”

    http://www.flyopenskies.com/media/com_form2content/documents/c11/a709/f43/American%20Airlines%20-%20OpenSkies%20Codeshare%20Release%20FINAL.pdf


    DisgustedofSwieqi
    Participant

    It’s okay if you like travelling long distances in single aisle aircraft.

    Personally, I prefer a wide bodied ride.


    RichHI1
    Participant

    And EWR is the Gatwick of NYC. LGA and JFK are much better hubs.


    BeckyBoop
    Participant

    Anyone ever used this airline? seems pretty pointless only Paris orly to EWR? am i right to says its some low cost business class airline? they use BA planes, wots that all about? xx


    RichHI1
    Participant

    I thought it was a part of or related to BA and IAG. Started when Euro rules changed as Air France started LHR to US flight.


    KeaneJohn
    Participant

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenSkies

    One of the only survivng all business class airlines although routes have dropped and its merged with the French C class airline L’Avion.

    When booking ex europe BA fares from Amsterdam previously and now Paris Openskies sometimes came up as an option.


    ChrisBuda82
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    EU_Flyer
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    @DisgustedofSwieqi

    Personally, I’ve always enjoyed the single aisled upperdeck of a 747 on long haul flights.

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