Airplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2 Posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1545 times:
I tried to search for this, but didn't find anything. I admit that I'm not that good at searching though, so sorry if this has been discussed. Did British Airways switch their DEN, SAN, and PHX services from LGW to LHR? If so, what turned out to be the reason that they could? Was it a loopwhole in Bermuda II, or is BII going to be abolished?
Usairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3244 posts, RR: 7 Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1419 times:
wow, i just realized that. How did BA do it? Especially with little or no publication about it. Why haven't we heard anything about the B2 agreement. Because to us it just looks like BA just wanted to switch these 3 cities and went ahead and did so, disregarding any prior agreements. Now, i know thats probably not what happened, but what else can explain this?
747firstclass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1411 times:
There is a line in Bermuda II that syas that a British carrier may serve a Us city from LGW orLHR, provided there is no american carrier serving those cities. It meniotns specific cities that are allowed service from LHr and LGW. Anything above and beyond that may be served from LHR. Why BA did not figure this one out long before now is beyond me. It also explains why the BA no stop flights LGW-ATL, IAH and DFW will remain at LGW until Bermuda II is amended or better yet done away with.
747firstclass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1375 times:
No AA can not transfer RDU from LGW to LHR and UA can not start service from LHR-DEN. The British carriers only can have service from etiher LHR or LGW and than only to certain cities. The cities that can have LHR service via US carriers is specifically mentioned in Bermuda II. I know this sounds rather confusing and it is indeed is. Just one of the many reasons that Bermuda Ii needs to be the junk pile----pronto and why openskies is best for all.