BA and AA closer to a total partnership

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Aug 10th, 2008, 10:43 AM
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BA and AA closer to a total partnership

I have been reading stuff for couple of months now but it looks serious. BA is willing to give up transatlantic slots just so a "mild" merger can take place.

It will be interesting to see what shakes out of this deal.

Free wine on AA for Wally? or 25% miles for the cheapest tickets on AA?

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Aug 10th, 2008, 11:45 AM
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In FFP terms, the problem is that for Aadvantage the only way is down, while for BAEC the only way is up.

However as a resident of a city served by BA TATL but not AA, this would be a great personal boon.

The devil will be in the details, and there are still a couple of formidable regulatory barriers to overcome.

Now if my eVIPs would be good on BA metal... ooh.
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Aug 11th, 2008, 04:15 AM
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while for BAEC the only way is up.

Nonsense. BAEC could/will surely find a way to degrade their program even further.
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Aug 11th, 2008, 11:06 AM
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This free wine is getting serious now. A little bottle on AA was $6 and yesterday, a little bottle of wine on Delta was $7.00. When it comes to the airlines, the sky is the limit.
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Aug 11th, 2008, 11:16 AM
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Pretty soon now Jet A will be cheaper than wine.

BTW, try booking a shorthaul flight on Aer Lingus. Not just BOB food and hooch, but €3 to pick your seat.
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Aug 11th, 2008, 11:18 AM
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Pretty soon now Jet A will be cheaper than wine.

Doh. More expensive.
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Aug 11th, 2008, 11:23 AM
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I an ideal world we would get the best of the of BA's & AA's benefits after their "merger-cooperation".
Alas, we don't live in an ideal world (far from it) and likely will get the worst of both...
I wish I could be an optimist.
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