First class corporate contract clients don't much care about headline ticket prices.
They are more concerned with frequency direct services the onboard service and fringe benefits.
The incessant interest in the travel arrangements of these VERY FEW highly privileged individuals especially on these forums fails me.
French captains of industry such as those of EADS the leading French energy companies and Renault/Nissan and various Fashion designers will likely travel AF
without a second thought . These sort of clients certainly WONT consider a ME3 carrier and indirect routing why would they?
Same can be said for BA
first and its relationship with the UK banking industries - Again why would these clients ever consider an indirect routing .
Its those in the 36-80 business seats that really count.
All of these people time IS
MONEY and a few thousand dollars is peanuts when your dealing Millions every day !