As you guys can see in the photo, this is a World Airways MD-11 landing in LHR. With the Bermuda II accord restricting only UAL and AA as the American carriers operating into LHR, how does World get around this?
Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
Jamake1 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 930 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2521 times:
Charter airlines that operate wet-leases (aircraft and crew) for scheduled carriers with operating slots at slot-restricted airports do so as the schedule airline's flight number. Years ago, when I worked for ATA, I worked several wet-lease trips for Ghana Airways on ATA L-1011 aircraft into LHR from Accra.
The same for World; World Airways aircraft, BWIA flight number.
Jamake1 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 930 posts, RR: 2 Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2422 times:
In answer to your question IslipWN, the U.S.-U.K. Bilateral Air Treaty provides for only two U.S.-based airlines and two U.K.-based airlines to operate routes between the U.S. and London Heathrow Airport.
United purchased Pan Am's LHR route authority in 1991. American, as a competitive response to the UA/Pan Am agreement, purchased TWA's LHR routes shortly thereafter (also in 1991).
Currently, only British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, American, and United are permitted to operate routes from LHR to the U.S. Over the past several years, talks between the U.S. and U.K. governments to expand access at LHR, have proved unsuccessful. Hence, today, only AA and UA are allowed to operate from the U.S. to LHR.