British Airways to Begin Joint Venture with American Next Month
The carriers will align their frequent-flier programs, allowing travelers to earn and use miles on the two airlines, Bloomberg News said. They will coordinate their schedule in 2011, then add new destinations in the U.S. and Europe.
British Airways and American Airlines won regulatory approval for the deal in July, after regulators blocked the planned link-up in 1997 and 2001. Together, the two will control almost half of U.S. flights at Heathrow Airport.