VS340 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2840 times:
Ive heard stories about this and that regarding the sour relationship between VS and BA, but I never really heard the whole story especially regarding the particular logo that was used on VS aircraft "No way BA/AA". What was meant by that? and what caused this relationship to be so bad, besides just Richard Bransons antics?
If you know of a webpage or somthing i can read regarding the story that would be great.
ConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2456 times:
not to let a code share between BA/AA to go through
Much more than that.
This was Branson protesting "tooth & nail" against Antitrust Immunity (i.e., the ability to share revenues, coordinate fleet and schedules as if they were the same airline, and utilize freeflow codeshare) being granted to AA and BA in 1996... before OneHeathroWorld was as we know it today.
AA/BA also recently applied for ATI again and were granted authority on the stipulation of releasing hundreds of LHR slots to competitors. They nixed the agreement.