I think that IAG would be an awesome option to proceed with a "good airline" AZ.
IAG did a good job with IB.
IAG cashed out its counter to pay BA's pension, almost destroyed IB, and now is in progress of rebranding it and making it disappear. A terrible
TOTAL TWADDLE. BA pays BAs pension contribution from its profits and cash and is now embarking on its own restructuring of the pension schemes.....IB was close to bust when the Spanish economy dived following the global financial crisis, something not envisaged when BA and IB merged to form IAG. IB today is actually a pretty decent carrier and profitable for the first time in many many years, and expanding in a controlled manner. As promised EI expansion TATL has begun. Indeed you may have noticed if you had any real knowledge of aviation that BA is being held steady to allow capacity at IB and EI to be expanded. BA and LHR are full enough that using DUB and .or MAD as alternative transit points seems to be the model for a while.
Please do your homework
Sorry, but IAG have caused huge damage to BA. Staff morale, conditions, frequent flyers, non-US long haul route network, service...
In fact to some degree at all their airlines they've committed the cardinal business sin of putting shareholders before customers, while treating staff poorly and lavishly rewarding management.
Yes, all the IAG stable of legacy carriers needed reform, yet they've gone about it in the wrong way, and one day they'll pay for it.