Searpqx correctly stated that the Pan Am/DL interchange flight, which was a 747 that operated ATL
, was operated as a Pan Am flight between IAH
with Pan Am crews and under a Pan Am call sign; under the interchange agreement, that flight just happened to on a DL
747 on certain (but not all) days of the week, Pan Am 747s were also seen on that route.
What would be the benefit to CO
or Virgin of doing the proposed arrangement. VS
, as far as I can see, gains nothing. CO
would physically have an aircraft at LHR
(if all of this were considered legal under Bermuda 2, but I dont even want to go there), but otherwise, what advantages would CO
gain - the result may even be that CO
would lose pax on its services to LGW
because of the availiblity of this quasi-Continental flight into LHR
. Codesharing covers this situation very well, I think, CO
passengers who absolutely have to go to LHR
can fly with Virgin, under a CO
flight number, and earn OnePass miles, etc, etc. Am I missing something - I find the idea very interesting, but I cannot figure out why the airlines would do such a thing.
would love to get its own aircraft into LHR
, but I think that they will just have to wait until Bermuda 2 is revised or becomes a part of aviation history.