Runway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2231 posts, RR: 35
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2020 times:
Quoting Boeingguy1 (Reply 4): Speaking of Star, when is the Star Alliance going to throw them out? BD Is one of the worst run airlines in Europe
Well seeing that bmi are part owned by Lufthansa and SAS I very much doubt that will be the case. However who knows, maybe bmi management will decide to leave themselves (and alienate the last few customers they have).
BCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1867 times:
Quoting IMatAMS (Reply 7): No it might not be a very well-run airline, but BD has a very important role in Star...
Why is Branson so keen to get an airline that loses £10m year? Why is Michael Bishop, BD's chairman, so reluctant to sell his 50 per cent stake? Probably because official recognition of BD's Heathrow landing rights, if it comes, could add £800m to the company's value. VS is paying through its nose for landing rights at LHR, and Star would not like to see its partner, who is LHR's second largest slot holder, walk away.
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
StarGoldLHR From Heard and McDonald Islands, joined Feb 2004, 1529 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1834 times:
Quoting Runway23 (Reply 2): airmiles (the second being something run by BA).
Actually Airmiles is a private company
"Regular flyers on British Airways are able to join the BA Executive Club and earn BA Miles. However, this is a completely separate scheme and should not be confused with AirMiles which is a customer loyalty programme."
"The AirMiles Travel Company not only offers flights on over 110 airlines (including British Airways, Virgin, Quantas and SAS), we also offer 25,000 hotels around the world as well as travel insurance and car hire. Through The AirMiles Travel Company, you can also book package holidays with the UK's top 100 tour operators."
A bit along the lines of Nectar and what used to be Air Canada's program
BD has been feeding SA pax into-and out of LHR for years. They have been "partners" before SA even decided to join Star. BD has also been codesharing with SA on SA's JNB-LHR-JNB and CPT-LHR-CPT flights for quite a while now.
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