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BMI And Continental To Codeshare  
User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3005 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 9 months 21 hours ago) and read 3464 times:

BMI have announced a codeshare with Continental Airlines...

All CO flights from the UK (LHR, BRS, BHX, MAN, BFS, GLA & EDI) and Brussels will have a BMI codeshare. BMI will also codeshare on their services with CO to BHD and AMM.

It states that further BMI routes will be added to CO codeshare.

Nothing announced on the CO website yet but on the BMI website:
http://www.flybmi.com/bmi/en-gb/abou...entre/press-releases/20091102.aspx

Im not too sure how this will benefit both airlines as cities like BFS, BHX and BFS have virtually no BMI traffic. Also BMI has extensive codeshare agreements across the Atlantic with VS, AC, US and UA. So I am struggling to see the benefits of this codeshare, other than both are members of Star Alliance.

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User currently offlineShamrock604 From Ireland, joined Sep 2007, 4161 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 20 hours ago) and read 3368 times:



Quoting Gilesdavies (Thread starter):
Im not too sure how this will benefit both airlines as cities like BFS, BHX and BFS have virtually no BMI traffic

There's lots of BMI Diamond club members in Belfast because of their BHD - LHR service! Of course baby also maintains a big presence at BFS.



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User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5008 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 20 hours ago) and read 3341 times:



Quoting Gilesdavies (Thread starter):


So I am struggling to see the benefits of this codeshare, other than both are members of Star Alliance.

Increased options on both sides of the pond is one benefit. BMI access to NYC is another, with UA out of the market.



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User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5370 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 20 hours ago) and read 3300 times:



Quoting Gilesdavies (Thread starter):
So I am struggling to see the benefits of this codeshare, other than both are members of Star Alliance.

I could never make sense of the economics of codesharing until I slogged through a few of academic papers on the subject. One by Professors Flores-Fillol and Moner-Colonquez of Univ. of Valencia will lead to additional references.

The F-F/M-C paper: http://www.ivie.es/downloads/docs/05/wpad-15.pdf

Briefly, assume airline A and airline B codeshare over their respective routes X-Y and Y-Z. A little additional money may be made on the traffic carried from X to Z, but that traffic displaces lower yield traffic on the local routes, raising yields and thus profits *from local traffic* for each airline on its own haul. The ability of the two airlines to offer "one-airline" service from X to Z is chiefly a marketing benefit the value of which is real but hard to quantify.

If you don't like this reasoning, take it up with the academics, not me. I'm just the parrot here.  Smile



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User currently offlineJamesontheroad From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 541 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 19 hours ago) and read 3217 times:

Well I'm a BMI Diamond Club card holder, and I'm happy. flybmi.com has already sold me a number of codeshare flights on AC and UA for less than the cheapest available fare available offered by those operators...

User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4917 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 12 hours ago) and read 2887 times:



Quoting Gilesdavies (Thread starter):
So I am struggling to see the benefits of this codeshare, other than both are members of Star Alliance.

CO gain from bmi's position in the UK market to help fill their flights. bmi gain transfer passengers - through both LHR and BRU



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User currently offlineAirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2011 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2604 times:

Are CO still maintaining their codeshare with VS over the pond? There will be crowded display monitors with all those airlines sharing one flight Big grin


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User currently offlineUSPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2564 times:



Quoting AirbusA6 (Reply 6):
Are CO still maintaining their codeshare with VS over the pond? There will be crowded display monitors with all those airlines sharing one flight

Yes, at the moment they are still codesharing. BD and CO have been codesharing since November 1st, along with UA/CO and LH/CO. Still waiting for JV approval across the Pacific, however. That may take longer.



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User currently offlineOneworld77 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2008, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2384 times:



Quoting AirbusA6 (Reply 6):

I've noticed this on Scottish Flights particularly, all the codeshares will be given, taking up 4/5ths of the board? It doesn't seem to happen on the Dublin flights? Do they (BD) have to do this Scotland?



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