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The Poll Of The Decade: Pro- Or Anti-DL/US Merger?  
User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6959 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 7462 times:

This is the poll of the decade: are you pro-DL/US merger or anti-DL/US merger?

I am totally anti-DL/US merger. Fleet would be a nightmare, Delta employees will suffer, and would probably put Delta in Star Alliance. Not to mention US Airways has already ordered the A350?

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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3820 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 7447 times:

I would be personaly against it.

Rob!  wave 

User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 7438 times:

I am completly against a merger. US just wan'ts to get rid off Delta this way.


They loved to fly and it showed..
User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 7434 times:

I'm against the merger. HP/US can't finish their merger from a year ago so they should focus on that versus trying to get DL.

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Thread starter):
would probably put Delta in Star Alliance.

That might not be a bad thing though SkyTeam has worked pretty good for me so far.

"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
User currently offlineDornier328JET From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 7434 times:

IMHO, DL and US merging is a terrible idea.

First of all, fleet commonality is almost non-existent. MD80's, classic 737's, 737NG, A320, 752, 767, A330, 777, and A350 on order. Integration on DL Connection and US Express would be a disaster as well.

The networks have to much overlap. The result would be overkill on the East Coast and in the West, while neglecting the Midwest and Heartland. Internationally, there would still be no strong network in Asia.

There are to many hubs and focuses to deal with. Sure, they can be removed, but it would be a disaster.

US and HP just completed a merger and should concentrate on finishing that one.

Finally, the consequences for the employees would be immense.

IMO we are looking at a merger that makes even AA and TWA look like a wonderful idea. ( Even though this would have worked if it weren't for 9/11.)

Just my 2 cents.

User currently offlineLetsgetwet From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 609 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 7432 times:

If this merger happens, I believe it will eventually be diasterous for the final product. Many hard working people will be hurt only so a few can line their pocket$.

User currently onlineRCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4422 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 7431 times:

Terrible idea. Both companies would have to invest huge amounts of money (which is not their biggest asset right now) and resources and the benefits would probably come too late to save the new company from bankruptcy.

Plus there are big cons like:

mayor hub overlapping (ATL/CLT, JFK/PHL, SLC/LAS/PHX), US would probably loos a lot here
fleets! (completely different)
regional carrier networks (huge overlapping on the east coast)

I personally think it will never happen.

User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Austria, joined Mar 2004, 3304 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 7428 times:


'Nuff said!


User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 weeks ago) and read 7423 times:

I am also against.


From YVR
User currently offlineZone1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1036 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 7416 times:


Nothing else left to say.

/// U N I T E D
User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1535 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7397 times:

I am against the merger. As I have indicated on numerous threads, I lament the demise of the unique airline cultures that once existed. Most mergers have given us large bland mega carriers. Bring back the days of PSA, Western...

User currently offlineMEACEDAR From Lebanon, joined Oct 2006, 755 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7395 times:

Neutral...I don't see what DL will gain and US will gain...On top of that, US/HP can't even get there own crap settled.

User currently offlineDeltaGuy767 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 689 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7387 times:

I've been anti since the first leak was issued by Parker's obtrusive ego. Everything everybody has said so far in regards to the merger I believe is correct and include the reasons why I disaprove of said merger.

Cheers from BDL,  wave 

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User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 7383 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Thread starter):
This is the poll of the decade

I hope this was written with tongue in cheek. In the scheme of things in life, this doesn't rate very high.

As for the poll, I'm in favor.

User currently offlineJm017 From Jamaica, joined Jun 2002, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 7382 times:

I am anti. Dornier328Jet ( reply #4) pretty much has covered the reasons why I think it would be a bad merger.

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User currently offlineCharger From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 273 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7378 times:

100% Against the merger.

User currently offlineUsAirways16bwi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 7366 times:

I am against it. US should complete the merger process and get it over with, while staying profitable for a while. Even though they recently made decent profits, theres still stuff to be worked out. Its kindof bad enough they had to go through this with HP, but now its happening again??this time with DL?. This is too much.

On the other hand, DL is getting back on its feet, with a planned emergence out of BK sometime in early 2007. I would think they have been making progress....with all the international routes they just started, the newly added Dash-8s, and the expansion of JFK.

these are two airlines who have been struggling, and are making a turn for the better (hopefully)...why screw it up now and do something like this?

User currently offlineShinkai From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7359 times:


User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 7358 times:

AGAINST! If it goes through, my mother could lose her precious job at Delta that she's had since 1998!

The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlineUsair320 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 7337 times:

Im against it 100%. Doug already Lowered the standards of US he dosent need to do the same to DL.There is no reason US F/A's should be the lowest paid behind NW when NW is in CH. 11. Parker needs to finish up his first merger befo re getting all worked up about another.

User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7331 times:

I'm very much against it!

If US wants to merge with someone they should merge with NW and/or UA (DoJ seems to be more merger-friendly than six years ago... at least if other mergers are going on at the same time). US/DL is a BAD idea!

User currently offlineNitrohelper From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 472 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7296 times:

No mergers for me !  thumbsdown They never seem to bring the savings as promoted by the spin masters. I would prefer an asset sale to bidding parties. Yes, jobs are lost but that's what normally happens anyways. What is left for TWA employees after AA cleaned house?

User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 7288 times:

My gut instinct says this is a bad idea. I know I don't have access to all the numbers and the exact deals between DL's creditors and our offers, but there's a real fishy smell to this deal. I'm rooting for it not to go through, and that we focus on finishing this first merger and making that as great of a success as it can be. DL's strong opposition to the idea makes me not want it to happen. I've never flown on DL, have never had any beefs with the airline, so I don't want our airline to cannibalize their situation if they are not as willing as we are.

User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4794 posts, RR: 42
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 week ago) and read 7271 times:

against it.

i have nothing against the folks over at USAirways, but hope they successfully complete their current merger and the issues associated before reaking havoc on another carrier.

plus i'm a loyal Delta fan.

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User currently offlineSonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (9 years 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 7241 times:

I am 100% FOR the merger. I think it is both brilliant and needed.


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25 Alitalia744 : Couldn't be because you're from USAirways bretheren?
26 CXA330300 : Against. I smell thousands of f***ed over employees and two airlines off the table.
27 San747 : Chalk me up for AGAINST. US needs to finish merging with HP. DL is too big of an airline to immerse themselves into, there's no fleet commonality, the
28 Post contains images FXramper : 100% Against the merger. No way in hell it's gonna happen.
29 Dl757md : I'm not sure why. Your Daddy will have less of a chance of ever getting his precious job at US back with the merged company. That Kool-Aid your drink
30 SonOfACaptain : Well, maybe that is the difference between me and many others out there. I am not looking at this from a personal view. What I see in this merger is
31 Dl757md : I agree with that. But this merger is not about creating a stronger healthier airline. It is about eliminating a resurgent competitor of an airline t
32 Kmh1956 : Anti. The message you were about to post is too short and probably not of any higher value to the topic at hand. I disagree....I'm contibuting my vote
33 Alitalia744 : DL should remain a stand-alone independent carrier in charge of its own destiny.[Edited 2006-12-06 05:48:58]
34 RwSEA : Terrible idea. 1) Massive hub overlap (JFK/PHL, ATL/CLT, SLC/LAS/PHX) 2) Totally different fleets - only common types are 757 and 737 (but that's a st
35 PHLBOS : Dead set against this proposed merger because it gives way too much control of the East Coast (B6, FL and/or WN don't necessarily fly everywhere) to o
36 DAL767400ER : I'll make this short: Worst.Merger.Proposal.Ever.
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