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Old Jan 2, 12, 12:52 pm
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FlyingOnceMore
 
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Originally Posted by dark_horse View Post
Isn't it simply the case that these are different airlines, appealing to different people for different reasons? Vive la difference, I say!
The volume of Irish members on this side of the fence is an obvious one as the country barely registers a nano sized blip on the Oneworld map in comparison to Star Alliance. Even putting bmi services to LHR to one side, there are eight other carriers to choose from. That makes for a lot of fare choice and connection possibilities. In the years I've lived here, BA have rarely been anywhere near what you could call competitive on revenue fares and I haven't flown BA since, I think, 2002. I'm sure they probably are more competitive these days, but they fell off my radar a long time ago. Of all the frequent flyers I know over here who earn Star Alliance Gold on an annual basis, only two of them also earn Oneworld status.

Outside of their initial pronouncements, it'll be interesting to see how BA handle Ireland further down the line...

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