Star Alliance's rejection of the Air India's entrance into the alliance reportedly came amid concerns related to Air India's delays in getting a passenger service system as well as safety and security concerns (Hindu Business Line, 06-Aug-2011). Concerns were reportedly raised by United Airlines and Air Canada, both of which have codeshare arrangements with Jet Airways.
Star Alliance objections to Air India reportedly raised by Jet Airways' codeshare partners
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