SAA deal is the next best for all parties
That is, if the deal — which was hammered out behind closed doors — can fly at all
Politics, the cliché goes, is “the art of the possible…”. But the Otto von Bizmarck quote goes on, “... the attainable — the art of the next best”. In the SA Airways deal, it is very much the next best that we have. If, that is, the deal is possible at all. ..