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HAD BOB AYLING'S flight path gone according to plan, he would now be executing a victory roll somewhere out over the Atlantic and deciding what daring manoeuvre to attempt next as an encore to the American Airlines alliance. As it is, the chief executive of British Airways finds himself beneath thick cloud cover and grappling with the controls to avoid a nasty collision with ground zero.

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American pilots retire early to avoid stock market crash

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UK-US split over `open skies'

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Oneworld's aim is air supremacy

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BA may launch US pact next year

BRITISH AIRWAYS and American Airlines are unlikely to launch their long-delayed alliance until next autumn - more than three years after it was first unveiled - the chief executive of the US carrier, Don Carty, said yesterday.

BA ready to fight EU block

BRITISH AIRWAYS is heading for a confrontation with the European Commission over plans by Air France to ban foreign rivals from running long-haul flights out of Orly airport in Paris.
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