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A Possible Way Of Solving Bermuda 2  
User currently offlineBmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 961 times:

I though of this from the post about the problems with us airways. I was wondering if they do go out of business the US could use the airline as a chip to gain openskys between the UK and US. They could agree to letting BA buy US airways in exchange for BA giving up LHR slots and also letting the other major airlines in the USA who want to fly LHR do so. This would also let bmi to fly UK-US flights from LHR and also let VS set up there American low-fares airline Virgin Red and everyone wins and gets what they want.

Would this work?

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User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 931 times:
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I can see what you're trying to say, but is BA willing to buy US airways if that scenario appears?




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User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 930 times:

Why would BA want to be buy US?

User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 926 times:
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BA did have close links with US some years ago in the mid 90's, so they could decide to re-kindle old interests, but that's a long shot.




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User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 919 times:

I know that but it ended rather bitterly.BA are too close to AA now IMO

User currently offline747firstclass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 899 times:

At present the law forbiding a foreign carrier to own more than a 25% interest of a US airline still stands. However, ot preserve competition in the US airline industry, there has been some talk about raising the limit. Congress would have to change the laws. A more likely scenario would be the the US govt. will not stand in the way of a change in the limit. However the US Govt. will let the airlines lobby for a change. This would be so that the labor unions etc. dont get all fired up and protest etc.. This assurance from the US govt. may just be enough to pry open the doors at LHR for all US carriers.

User currently offlineDL Widget Head From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 2100 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 886 times:

Even if American laws allowed foreign ownership of a US flag carrier, why would BA want to take on another headache? They can't seem to get out of their own funk much less think about buying and airline not much smaller than itself. No, I don't see BA remotely interested buying US Airways at all.

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