When it comes to building an airline alliance, is a close technological marriage better than a series of looser links? The three major global alliancesStar, oneworld and SkyTeamare taking different approaches to the task of getting their systems to communicate. Star, the oldest and largest of the three, has opted to create the framework for a common platform, although no member will be forced to migrate to it. Oneworld has a sort of "virtual" common platform but no formal framework. ...

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