PhilB From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 14 Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1481 times:
Not until the US moves away from its current negotiating position and the current bi-lateral agreements are replaced with something balanced equally whilst expanding service provision.
Even then, any new US airline at LHR would have to be able to sustain an operation based on available positions in the slot allocation system - and there aren't that many possibilities without current users dropping a number of slots.
The stalemate has been in position for years, with everyone tiptoeing around the problem and no Government of either complexion, on either side, doing much except keeping talks going.
TOMASKEMPNER From Mexico, joined May 2001, 389 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1472 times:
Not for a while, there is this stupid agreement between the US and UK called the Bermuda II that allows only 2 British carriers and two americans to operate services between Heathrow and selected US cities like : New York(JFK, Newark), Boston, Washington, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, Seatle.
There can´t be fligths between Atlanta and Heathrow because of this agreement, but they should start revising it.