08 February 2010

OneWorld Breathes a Sigh of Relief

JAL Stays with OneWorld and announces AA as its "new" partner.

In what the WSJ called a "come from behind" victory for AA - it would seem the legal risks became the big issue.

Anti competitive restrictions could have been pretty intense. There were 2 challenges. AMR had already threatened a protracted legal battle if Delta teamed up with JAL. And the other issue would have been a potential anti-competitive challenge.

So OneWorld can breathe a sigh of relief. However does this make JAL better or (more correctly in y opinion) more viable? The jury will be out for a while on this one.


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