Lufthansa announced that it has entered into negotiations with Virgin Atlantic re: the disposition of BMI. A Lufthansa spokeswoman confirmed that LH started speaking in earnest with VS at the end of November. LH hopes to have a deal announced in next few weeks. Whether its with IAG or VS remains to be seen, but I'm crossing my fingers its VS. One reason is keep gates away from One World, and the other is to create the opportunity for VS to join *A. Let the speculation re-begin!