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.
MasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 4977 posts, RR: 7 Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 2944 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.
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.
Jamesontheroad From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 534 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (4 years 1 month 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 2861 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...
USPIT10L From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 3295 posts, RR: 8 Reply 7, posted (4 years 1 month 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2208 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.
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?