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Agreed, maybe not on paper, but actions speak louder than words…….
BA’s dominant position has been maintained ever since they were privatised, and to ensure that, just think about the almost nepotistic relationship between BA’s management team and the establishment.
Starting with Lord King, then Colin, sorry Lord Marshall, and a whole raft of senior executives since, ensure that dominance isn’t.
Granted Mr Walsh hasn’t endeared himself to the current lot, but I’ve no doubt BA still manage to have a healthy (for BA) voice in Whitehall.
And I’m not having a pop at BA, it’s in their best interests, I’m having a pop at all ex-state owned airlines that have benefited from blatant protectionism to the more subtle favouritism, and BA is probably in the latter category.
And my bitterness is based on the demise of such great airlines as CP, BCal, UTA, Wardair, Ansett etc. The way AC was protected was nothing short of a scandal!!