AOTG – BA and AA share revenue on those routes, so it wont make an iota of difference if AA takes business from BA.
I really do like the look of the new seat, and would hazard to say it would be a 9/10, and say BA being a 7/10? Not sure if others would agree. One major selling point for BA is consistency. i would rather fly on a 7/10 connecting onto a 7/10, than fly a 9/10 connecting onto a 5/10.