Dornier328JET From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 7307 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.)
RCS763AV From Colombia, joined Jun 2004, 4418 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 7304 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)
DesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1525 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 4 weeks ago) and read 7270 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...
DeltaGuy767 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 687 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 7260 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.
UsAirways16bwi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 7239 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?
Usair320 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 7210 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.
AlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 7204 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!
Nitrohelper From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 472 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7169 times:
No mergers for me ! 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?
HPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 7161 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.