Originally Posted by SAMRPICS
I would very much like to see them in star as well but i suspect that Skyteam could be more likely given that i suspect any alliance which Virgin Atlantic joins will also be joined by Virgin Australia and possibly even Virgin America.
Since Etihad now codeshares with Air France and Virgin Australia i suspect it could be only a matter of time before they are joining Skyteam.
Especially when you consider some of the longhaul codeshares they could pick up to sweaten the deal.
I don't understand how the fact that Etihad codeshares with Air France makes you suspect that it will join SkyTeam.
To start with, SQ owns 49% of VS and that so far didn't lead to VS joining *A.
Besides, Etihad is Air Berlin's biggest shareholder, a oneworld member, and Air New Zealand, a *A member, has a minority stake in Virgin Australia.