Donder10, do your homework before you make a post on this forum. You stated "US airlines that fly into London:BA,AA,NW,UA,BD,VS,US,DL,CO". Ah, last time I checked British Airways (BA), BMI British Midland (BD), and Virgin Atlantic (VS) are all BRITISH airlines NOT US--let's not oofend the crown. Also, your not comparing apples to apples. LHR is the most important European airport in the world for business, connections, proximity to London, etc, etc. Access to this market (LHR) is far more lucrative, advantageous, and coveted than serving LGW. Your analogy just does not make sense. It's like saying that sufficient competition exists in the LGA (New York City) market simply because airlines serve ISP (Islip, New York). The most sought after landing rights at any of the New York Area airports is LGA because of its convenience to the city and tremendous volume of business passengers, much like LHR. No other airline is against the BA/AA alliance (except maybe VS) rather, their refusal to relinquish some slots so that 2 airlines won't dominate the North American-LHR market.