OpenSkies and L’Avion, two of the last remaining all-premium carriers (arguably, THE last remaining carrier as OpenSkies acquired their competitor earlier this year) just announced a codeshare agreement between the two airlines, effectively increasing the number of available flights serachable from each carrier at any particular time.
The step brings them ever-so-closer to a complete merger of the two entities, although there is still no word on when/if the L’Avion planes will be rebadged and integrated into the OpenSkies fleet.
The codeshare agreement also means that those flying on L’Avion can now earn British Airways Executive Club miles, a huge benefit for business travelers and frankly a former concern from many prospective passengers.
Note that this still doesn’t mean that one can earn OneWorld miles. On the phone with one of OpenSkies PR reps last week, I asked about when or if they would be looking into this. The rep said that she’d look into it.