This Beyond the Gateway Code-Share is atleast a start for a AA/BA Alliance. This is something that should have happened years ago. Especially for flights to places like India, South Africa, Kenya, Russia & Saudi Arabia. I hope the US DOT gets off it high horse about wanting an Open Skies and does a mini-deal allowing BMI British Midland and additional US airlines into LHR. Opening up LHR should be priority ONE. With more US airlines at LHR the concerns of the DOT will have to disappear. IF DAL and CAL fly to LHR then two of the complainants become part of the solution. Approve this for the sake of a more open LHR.
[BLOCKQUOTE][BR]----------------[BR]On 11/19/2002 6:09:54 PM G4G5 wrote:
[P]It will happen. Why? Because both governments stand to make money from it. Lot's of money from the addition passengers that will now connect through the US/UK gateways. [/P]----------------[/BLOCKQUOTE]
[P] [FONT size=1]I hope you are right G4, I still have nagging doubts that the DOT may force the LHR access issue as a condition of approval.[/FONT][/P]