First of all, those red neck, war happy, senetors and congressmen in Washington are useless. They need to get over their little, "we are the US we are better than everyone" ideas. You can't call for Clinton to Nuke BA, they don't know much about airlines, keep out. They are more upset that a country fought for what they wanted and not rolled over like other countries. They can say anything, but old Bill Clinton won't do anything really. He knows what is really at stake here. He knows that if flights break down between the US and Britian it is not just the end of flights, it is the end of business between the two. Just think of all those businessmen that can't get their flight to London, and miss there meeting. Many businesses would be up the creek, and having to transfer to Britian from Frankfurt, etc. That is not the only industry that would suffer. Yanks are the number one tourist to London, and without British people in Florida, and California, and even Boston, tourism will take a hit on both sides.
People automatically think that Bermuda 2 (the current agreement) is unfair, well in some views it is, in others it is not. 2=2. Two British airlines, for two american airlines. Adds up to me. The question I have is if AA or UA wanted the Pittsburgh or any other route, could they get it? That is fair. Its not BA or Britians fault that AA or UA won't start more flights to Britian.
Both Virgin and BA will get threw any bans, I doubt they would last long anyway. VA is strong and BA has more than just the U.S.
One last thing, banning Concorde. This would be sad, and stupid. OK its noisy, ok it polutes, but so do the 1000's of old 727's (nothing against them). Still some jelousy over who got to the SST first???? They will only be around for around 5 more yrs. Leave them alone, they are beautiful aircraft. What would all the movie stars do (j/k)??
I doubt any of this will even happen, so no need for it this really. Would be interesting to see though.
By the way, I expect much negative talk about this post. Bring it on. I like a good conversation! Its good to get some views from the otherside of the Pond, even though I am living in the US at the moment.