- The join venture, to be detailed at a news conference in Paris, would help break the exclusive hold that British Airways, American Airlines, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic Airways have on U.S. flights to Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport.
This past spring the EU and the US signed the Open Skies Agreement, which allows US carries to fly to any European Union city, and a European airline to fly to any US city. What it means for those with PiggyBankBlues is that Heathrow is now a free for all, and trans-Atlantic flights in general should start to go down in price within a year.
As a side note, I just got an Amex Delta card. At the time I was thinking of closing my Amex Rewards card and rolling over the points to the Delta card. Some of M's family lives in Spain, and so far I have enough points/miles for one ticket. Now I have more flight availability, but I'm also paying for a card whose reward just might go down in price. Is it worth the cost?