Consultant Bob Mann said the best option could be to lure either China Eastern or China Southern from Skyteam. Hainan is fine, Mann said, but the big three "are so big that you would have to do a lot of work over a long time to manufacture a reasonable competitor."
"Alliances are like Friday night dates," Mann said. "Things change all the time."
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