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bmi and United Airlines propose alliance for Heathrow-US flights.

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bmi british midland and United Airlines are seeking government approval for an alliance covering flights from London's Heathrow airport to the US.

Under the proposal, bmi would place its code on United Airlines flights from Heathrow to Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, as well as US domestic flights. United Airlines' code already appears on selected bmi domestic services in the UK and to the rest of the Europe from Heathrow.

If approved, bmi would have more flexibility and would be able to compete in the transatlantic market, reported Reuters.

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