More rope questions

Are all 3 teams in an alliance allowed to use their own rope or are you only allowed to swap one rope per alliance?

The game manual says that a drive team, not an alliance, makes the decision so I would assume all three can if they would like.

A DRIVE TEAM may elect to switch one of the ROPES on their AIRSHIP for their own ROPE

Also it talks about lining up the ropes

in order of PLAYER STATION assigned (i.e. Red Station 1 ROBOT, Blue Station 1
ROBOT, Red Station 2 ROBOT, Blue Station 2 ROBOT…Red Station 1 ROPE, Blue Station 1 ROPE,
Red Station 2 ROPE…).
So it seems that all teams can do this if they like.