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Strategic Alliance between Jet Airways (India) Ltd, the country’s largest airline by passengers carried, and Deutsche Lufthansa AG

The civil aviation ministry has approved a strategic alliance between Jet Airways (India) Ltd, the country’s largest airline by passengers carried, and Deutsche Lufthansa AG that will enable them to sell seats across each other’s networks, in the process pushing state-owned Air India deeper into the red. The blanket approval for the code-sharing arrangement between Jet and the German airline could be a step towards the Indian carrier joining Star Alliance, the world’s largest airline network. Code sharing is an agreement between two airlines that allows each to book seats on the other’s flights as it would on its own. Teaming up: Jet Airways wants to cover almost the entire Lufthansa network in Europe and North America, and other routes. In return, Lufthansa will be able to book seats on Jet’s domestic flights. Photo: Hindustan Times Typically, the arrangement is restricted to a few select sectors, but Jet sought approval to cover almost the entire Lufthansa network in Europe

Will cloud murder the channel?' and other stupid questions

8900 Why you shouldn't believe the hype.... During a recent cloud computing webcast in which I was participating, a solution provider asked: “How much time do we have left before cloud computing completely disrupts the channel?” It’s a surprising question – as nonsensical as it is simple, much like the viral video produced by The Onion on Hewlett-Packard’s cloud ambitions: The faux reporter asks a developer: “How much capacity do the HP cloud users have access to?” The developer answers: “One thousand.” Survey: Deal registration will never stop channel bloodshed Resellers: Cloud is BIG, but it's a sales commission minefield Hey! Put down that Cat6 and plug the cloud app gap instead Team up or miss out: Why the channel needs partners Distie business: Lines get blurry for channel big boys What would you say to a question about when the channel will die? I said: “Thursday.” When will the channel die? Actually, what I should’ve done is completely dismiss the