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Topic: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: Max Q
Posted 2013-02-02 16:24:02 and read 19762 times.

This is the rumor at UAL, anyone else with more info ?

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: luv2fly
Posted 2013-02-02 16:31:38 and read 19678 times.

My question is why? What is the more popular rumor HA being bought by (insert airline name here) or AS being bought by (insert airline name here)

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: jpetekyxmd80
Posted 2013-02-02 16:32:08 and read 19643 times.

There always is this rumor.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: AeroWesty
Posted 2013-02-02 16:44:32 and read 19451 times.

LOL. "Delta to buy Hawaiian Airlines" is such a popular search phrase, it's an auto-complete suggestion on Google!

Rumor: Hawaiian & DL Merger (by n313us Aug 8 2012 in Civil Aviation)

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: etops1
Posted 2013-02-02 17:38:15 and read 18985 times.

Omg .. Not this again ...

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: crj200faguy
Posted 2013-02-02 17:43:14 and read 18924 times.

Hawaiian to be bought by Alaska. Then new airline renamed Last Two States Airlines.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: toobz
Posted 2013-02-02 17:46:05 and read 18854 times.

Etops...omg so with u. not gonna happen. and quote ur source. FA back galley talk on UA # 276? It's ridiculous. HA is not going anywhere

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: hOmsAR
Posted 2013-02-02 17:49:13 and read 18837 times.

Because United people would totally know what Delta and Hawaiian are about to do.

Maybe the combined carrier will finally convince Boeing to restart the 757 production line so they can buy ten more planes.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: prost
Posted 2013-02-02 17:54:03 and read 18748 times.

Quoting hOmsAR (Reply 7):
Maybe the combined carrier will finally convince Boeing to restart the 757 production line so they can buy ten more planes.

Nah, 727s, they'll be perfect for inter-island hops.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: jayunited
Posted 2013-02-02 17:59:07 and read 18700 times.

Quoting Max Q (Thread starter):
This is the rumor at UAL, anyone else with more info ?

Really are we now posting UAL rumors? I work for UAL and I'm laughing at this one it is so ridiculous!
Why would you post a rumor about Delta when the information came from a person at United who probably was a flight attendant. One thing I know for sure is most United employees are not concerned with whats going on at Delta because there is still a lot of work to be done here at United.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: crj200faguy
Posted 2013-02-02 17:59:52 and read 18699 times.

Quoting hOmsAR (Reply 7):
Maybe the combined carrier will finally convince Boeing to restart the 757 production line so they can buy ten more planes.

No way, they are totally gonna buy the Delta DC-9s.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: AirNiugini
Posted 2013-02-02 18:57:40 and read 18222 times.

This topic has been going on "walkabout" for ages. Not the first time posted on here too I think. Hope it is not true. Love HA.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: luckyone
Posted 2013-02-02 19:03:32 and read 18160 times.

After reading stuff like this I wonder how monotonous a job being a FA can be if this is the type of thing they resort to talking about. They must do it simply for their own amusement, and not to be serious.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: TWA772LR
Posted 2013-02-02 19:05:05 and read 18135 times.

DL is buying HA for the 717s.  

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: PHX787
Posted 2013-02-02 19:11:19 and read 18074 times.

This has been a rumor for a looooong time. While DL and HA have fleet commonality (soon to be 100% with the arrival of the 717s for DL) there is no way I see this happening.

However it is a good concept- have a mainliner with a hub at HNL to serve the farthest reaches of the Pacific. But alas HA is doing one stand-up job   

Quoting etops1 (Reply 4):
Omg .. Not this again ...

Almost as bad as the rumor I heard about TN being bought out by DL  
Quoting TWA772LR (Reply 13):
DL is buying HA for the 717s.

   the more the merrier, right?

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: N328KF
Posted 2013-02-02 19:13:27 and read 18051 times.

Quoting crj200faguy (Reply 5):

Hawaiian to be bought by Alaska. Then new airline renamed Last Two States Airlines.

This would make more sense than any of the other rumored mergers.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: azjubilee
Posted 2013-02-02 19:30:19 and read 17721 times.

Yawn... still yawning... rolling eyes.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: redzeppelin
Posted 2013-02-02 19:55:56 and read 17292 times.

Quoting prost (Reply 8):
Nah, 727s, they'll be perfect for inter-island hops.

They could be the launch customer for the 727-9MAX. Perfect aircraft for long, thin routes to the mainland or South Pacific islands, avoiding those pesky ETOPS restrictions.

Seriously, the IL-62 needs some competition in the 180 passenger, long-range, narrow body, 3-or-4-engine, T-tail category. It's an underserved market. And how cool would a stretched 727 look with scimitar winglets, MAX-sized engines and the HA livery? I need to see a mock-up of this.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: SkyTeamTriStar
Posted 2013-02-02 20:38:05 and read 16538 times.

United people might spend their time getting planes to depart on time and beefing up the customer service skills. Need I go on...?

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: hOmsAR
Posted 2013-02-02 20:47:14 and read 16387 times.

Quoting redzeppelin (Reply 17):
Seriously, the IL-62 needs some competition in the 180 passenger, long-range, narrow body, 3-or-4-engine, T-tail category. It's an underserved market. And how cool would a stretched 727 look with scimitar winglets, MAX-sized engines and the HA livery? I need to see a mock-up of this.

I thought the new stretched Trident had that market all locked up?

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: boeing773ER
Posted 2013-02-02 20:48:39 and read 16360 times.


Well, I just got off the phone with Richard Anderson. He personally told me that these rumors are true, he said he wants to turn HNL into the "ATL" of the PAO (Pacific Ocean, he said it not me) He also sent me the new company logo, he really wants this merger to be equal and fair.

He said he will get around to sending me the new livery later.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: TSS
Posted 2013-02-02 20:48:46 and read 16355 times.

Quoting N328KF (Reply 15):
Quoting crj200faguy (Reply 5):

Hawaiian to be bought by Alaska. Then new airline renamed Last Two States Airlines.

This would make more sense than any of the other rumored mergers.

Agreed. Once merged, the resulting airline could code-share with everyone to it's heart's content.

Quoting crj200faguy (Reply 5):
Then new airline renamed Last Two States Airlines.

I was thinking "Air 49 & 50" had a nice ring to it. 
Quoting TWA772LR (Reply 13):
DL is buying HA for the 717s.   

Good one!   

Quoting redzeppelin (Reply 17):
Quoting prost (Reply 8):
Nah, 727s, they'll be perfect for inter-island hops.

They could be the launch customer for the 727-9MAX. Perfect aircraft for long, thin routes to the mainland or South Pacific islands, avoiding those pesky ETOPS restrictions.

Seriously, the IL-62 needs some competition in the 180 passenger, long-range, narrow body, 3-or-4-engine, T-tail category. It's an underserved market. And how cool would a stretched 727 look with scimitar winglets, MAX-sized engines and the HA livery? I need to see a mock-up of this.

LOL! I wanna see a mockup of that too!

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: SurfandSnow
Posted 2013-02-02 21:06:02 and read 16113 times.

Unlike AS, there is really no conceivable reason why DL would want to buy HA. They already fly the prime HNL-Japan and HNL-West Coast routes themselves, and I doubt they really want to regain stuff they recently cut like HNL-SAN/PDX, let alone the likes of HNL-SMF/PPG/MNL, lol. About the only thing they'd probably want would be HNL-HND and maybe HNL-JFK...

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: F9animal
Posted 2013-02-02 21:08:22 and read 16054 times.

I would be saddened to see HA go out in a merger. It is and has been hard to still accept Aloha being gone. HA has done everything right, and continues to be an excellent carrier. My plans to visit Hawaii next year will be booked exclusively on HA.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: dc9northwest
Posted 2013-02-02 21:35:42 and read 15675 times.

Quoting boeing773ER (Reply 20):
He said he will get around to sending me the new livery later.

To be cost effective, he told me they won't change it at all.

They'll just put a lei around the tail of each aircraft.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: 9252fly
Posted 2013-02-02 21:42:20 and read 16005 times.

This rumour is all wrong, it's HA that's buying DL.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: ASFlyer
Posted 2013-02-02 21:48:32 and read 15952 times.

Quoting luckyone (Reply 12):
After reading stuff like this I wonder how monotonous a job being a FA can be if this is the type of thing they resort to talking about. They must do it simply for their own amusement, and not to be serious.

Who here even said it was a FA that started this rumor? That was just conjecture, same as the original post.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: IAHFLYR
Posted 2013-02-02 21:49:09 and read 16314 times.

Quoting 9252fly (Reply 25):
This rumour is all wrong, it's HA that's buying DL



Nope, the rumor is HA is buying DL and then AS is going to merge with HA, but only after AA and US by UA. This is similar to a monkey wanting have it's way with a football.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: boeing773ER
Posted 2013-02-02 21:49:38 and read 16297 times.

Quoting 9252fly (Reply 25):

Well actually that is a turn of events, but I just heard from a trusted news source that HA is going to buy DL then once they merge that is the airline People's Express is going to be buying. The merged airline will be flying 737's.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: ocracoke
Posted 2013-02-02 21:50:47 and read 16295 times.

Quoting boeing773ER (Reply 20):

Well, I just got off the phone with Richard Anderson. He personally told me that these rumors are true, he said he wants to turn HNL into the "ATL" of the PAO (Pacific Ocean, he said it not me) He also sent me the new company logo, he really wants this merger to be equal and fair.

He said he will get around to sending me the new livery later.

Thank you for contacting Mr. Anderson on behalf of all of us, and getting these very important questions answered.
I was wondering, however, if you also brought up the following sensitive issues, and if so, what Mr. Anderson's answers may have been?:


*Will the inter-Hawaiian fleet get lie-flat seats in first class?
*Will there be PTV at every seat on the inter-Hawaiian fleet?

*Does he think that there will be any problems asking the DOT to transfer the HNL-HND route over to HND-HNL? Or will the combined DL/HA be forced to stay on HNL-HND?

*Since DL is no longer permitted to fly LAX-LHR, and MIA-LHR, will DL be using the majority of their new slots they are getting from Virgin Atlantic to start a HNL-LHR shuttle?

*Did he mention what color the uniforms will be?
*If the red dresses for flight attendants stay, will they be in plus sizes too?

*Which hub will have to be shut down to support the extra HNL flying, MEM or CVG?
*Will there be a new non-stop HNL-MIA to support DL's new massive MIA hub (although not to connect to MIA-LHR, as they are not permitted to fly that route)?

*How many more years will the DC-9 have to keep flying to support this new expanded route system?

*Will this finally force DL to buy the 747-8 or the A380?
*If so, will those also have lie flats?
*Or PTVs?
*Or just coloring books with crayons in order to pass the time away?


If you could post any answers to these extremely pressing issues that Mr. Anderson might have given you, I'd appreciate it.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: boeing773ER
Posted 2013-02-02 22:09:54 and read 16095 times.

Quoting ocracoke (Reply 29):

Well, I hate to reveal all the secrets in one post......but why not.

First of like I said in pervious posts, Delta and Hawaiian are going to be merging. This will hopefully be done by 2015. On February 29th, 2016 People's Express will be buying out the merged airline. Now, at this time we are unsure of what brand they are going to use. But extensive data research will be done.

Of course their will be lie-flat seats in domestic first class on the inner Hawaiian flights. Which will now be operated by the A380/748i. These will be billed as some of the most expensive A380s/748is; with full walk up bars, and a gift shop. These will be exclusive to inner-Hawaiian flights. Some may ask why they are going to be operating these flights with such big planes and Mr. Anderson said "because it looks cool"

As for the DOT; Anderson is unsure of what will occur there.

The HNL-LHR will become the new long-haul route for DL. They are going to drop ATL/BOS/MSP/DTW/JFK and relocate all the slots to this route. Because of the frequency this route will be operated by the brand new 737-900ERS. The routing will go lik this "HNL-YVR-YYZ-KEF-LHR"

New Uniforms will be made out of 24 leaf gold, and they will weigh 25 pounds. And no, there is no discussion for plus size uniforms. He wants to make DL into a Pan Am sort of, and create iconic stewardesses again.

As for which hub will be shut down for the new HNL flying, it won't be MEM or CVG. Surprise it will be ATL. Anderson said the Southern Market is too messy anyways. I can't reveal much, but HNL is the new ATL.

The MIA hub will come later, once AA files for Chapter 7 which should be in the next few weeks.

And yes; there will be a new order for DL on the 747-8I project and A380. 100 of each, with options for 300 more. Yes they will have lie-flats; but only on inner-Hawaiian flights, PTVS a must, and coloring books will be available when you book your flight. They have to be requested by the customer.

And he understands the pressing issue of getting all these problems out ASAP.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: ocracoke
Posted 2013-02-02 22:27:31 and read 15818 times.

Quoting boeing773ER (Reply 30):

OHH....

Thank you SO SO SO SO much for giving us that insider information!

I can't wait until 2015 to see all of this transpire, and to watch the new PeoplExpress spread her wings over the entire world!

I hope to be a Silver Medallion by then so that maybe I can be number 388 on the standby upgrade list as I fly on the 747-8 on LIH-HNL!!

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: GSPflyer
Posted 2013-02-02 22:28:33 and read 15778 times.

Quoting boeing773ER (Reply 30):

What about 77W orders? (Seeing your username, I would be surprised if you didn't ask)

Are they starting GSP-HNL?

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: neutronstar73
Posted 2013-02-02 22:32:48 and read 15719 times.

Ha! The only way this is happening is if DL is pissed at HA for kicking them in the balls over the Japan slot a couple of years back.

Can't see this happening anytime soon. But this is airlinerrumors.net, so maybe it will show up next week again.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: KLASM83
Posted 2013-02-02 22:35:13 and read 15760 times.

I think Delta will buy Hawaiian, and the naming rights to Aloha Airlines just so the entire airline be renamed "Alohawaiian-Delta"

->The 732's that were mothballed will come back so that the 717's can be re-deployed in order to re-start the DFW hub.

->Meanwhile, instead of wasting valuable A330 capacity, any and ALL DC-8's and DC-10's will return to supplement the new/combined and re-focused inter-island D95/732 fleet.

->The newly freed A330's will fly valuable domestic routes, such as BOS-NYC, SFO-LAX and of course SLC-MCI.

->The 732's will receive the Heath-Tecna Project Amber pivot-bin interior in order to bring the product line into standards with the best short-haul carriers. Half will get PTV's for LIH-ITO and the rest will get drop-down TV's for those looooooooooooooong HNL-MKK runs.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: boeing773ER
Posted 2013-02-02 22:40:51 and read 15653 times.

Quoting ocracoke (Reply 31):

Well, I wanted to inform everyone before this story is on the cover on the New York Times or any other reputable magazine such as inTouch or something. As for getting upgrades on these flights, I wouldn't be to concerned. The seat map looks like it will be operating it in a 70 F / 200 J / 85 Y.

Quoting GSPflyer (Reply 32):

As for a new 77W order, DL is hoping to pick up AA's 77W once they go into chapter 7 in the upcoming weeks. But in the mean time, they are looking to lease AI's 77Ls to operate routes such GSP-HNL and OGG-DVL.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: ocracoke
Posted 2013-02-02 23:19:16 and read 15159 times.

Quoting KLASM83 (Reply 34):
->Meanwhile, instead of wasting valuable A330 capacity, any and ALL DC-8's and DC-10's will return to supplement the new/combined and re-focused inter-island D95/732 fleet.

Now that you mention it, that is actually a pretty good idea. SInce there wont be enough planes even after ATL/CVG/MEM are shut down to support this new adventure, DL can go and buy up the DC-8 cargo planes that were just parked in the desert, buy back the former DL 747-100 from (?) (Flying Tigers?), and just until things get settled down, use the 767-200, the DC-3, and the TravelAir at the museum as a stop-gap measure to help with some of the new routes to be put into place.

As for what maintenance facility is big enough to take care of these sudden new rounds of A, B, C, D, E, F, and G checks, I would recommend that it be FWA.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: 9w748capt
Posted 2013-02-03 01:09:13 and read 14280 times.

Hahaha - I'm guessing OP didn't see this coming...

Quoting boeing773ER (Reply 35):
As for a new 77W order, DL is hoping to pick up AA's 77W once they go into chapter 7 in the upcoming weeks. But in the mean time, they are looking to lease AI's 77Ls to operate routes such GSP-HNL and OGG-DVL.

In fact I've heard a rumor that they're just going to just acquire AI too, and the 77Ls will be deployed on HNL-BOM and HNL-DEL      

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: BlueLine
Posted 2013-02-03 04:53:00 and read 12635 times.

All of this talk of what a merged HA and DL will look like is pointless. After Doug Parker seamlessly merges US with AA, he will buy HA and keep the headquarters in Tempe. All planes will wear the current US livery and DL will buy the MIA and DFW hubs.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: SCQ83
Posted 2013-02-03 05:02:27 and read 12471 times.

Quoting crj200faguy (Reply 5):
Hawaiian to be bought by Alaska. Then new airline renamed Last Two States Airlines.

Or "Fire & Ice" Airlines.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: bobnwa
Posted 2013-02-03 06:08:40 and read 11751 times.

What department at United did the person or persons spreading this rumor work for? Did you believe that there was even a minute chance of it being true?

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: rwy04lga
Posted 2013-02-03 07:28:44 and read 10450 times.

Quoting SCQ83 (Reply 39):
Quoting crj200faguy (Reply 5):
Hawaiian to be bought by Alaska. Then new airline renamed Last Two States Airlines.

Or "Fire & Ice" Airlines.

LOL Good one!
I stayed at a hotel in CPT called Fire and Ice....VERY nice hotel and quite reasonably priced!

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: Aerowrench
Posted 2013-02-03 07:40:12 and read 10237 times.

Quoting Max Q (Thread starter):
This is the rumor at UAL, anyone else with more info ?

        
Its not 1987 and nobody is in the business of buying airlines just for the sport of it anymore.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: mayor
Posted 2013-02-03 08:08:27 and read 9730 times.

The sad part of this thread is that someone (and it ALWAYS happens) will come in, to the middle of it without reading what came before and think that it is entirely serious, especially reply # 30. From there, it will snowball, getting larger and larger and be spread to other forums until it turns into a "bash DL" thread, blaming DL for being so stupid as to want to merge with HA.  

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: GentFromAlaska
Posted 2013-02-03 08:11:15 and read 9670 times.

Quoting crj200faguy (Reply 5):
Then new airline renamed Last Two States Airlines.

Darn there goes my theory AC merges with DL. CO is wooed over from UA to join the consortium The new company name would be AC DELCO. Oh wait that ones already taken.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: BD338
Posted 2013-02-03 08:26:11 and read 9358 times.

At least this rumor is a nice change from the other constant rumor that DL will buy AS. Neither will happen. Though I did overhear a WN ground agent the other week tell another agent, that apparently her next door neighbor who has a cousin who is married to a guy whose wife knows someone who cleans the B6 headquarters that B6 was definitely buying VX so it must be true....

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: DolphinAir747
Posted 2013-02-03 08:38:15 and read 9104 times.

This rumor pops up every three months. Until there's an official press release I'm taking all of it to be trolling.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: UA787DEN
Posted 2013-02-03 09:19:58 and read 8434 times.

Its obvious really: On the same day, HA will join OneWorld and AS will join Star Alliance. AS and DL will announce a merger, also taking over the Ex-HP pilot group from US. In a surprising last minute twist, the AS and DL deal falls through, DL merges with HA, AS also merges with HA, and the HP pilots go to UA. US minus HP merges with AA, and the new airline orders another few hundred planes.

Not to be outdone, DL/HA/AS announces the new largest aircraft order in history consisting of 150 727-MAX9s, 60 727-MAX8s, 150 A380s to be hubbed in HNL and SEA, 30 757s (10 new, causing Boeing to reopen the line), 80 767s with GEnx engines, and of course 20 DC-9s, 40 MD-80/90s, and 40 717s.

Emirates, mad at the fact that they are now not quite the most pointless huge A380 operator, orders 61 more A380s (of the A380-900 model) and 92 Boeing 797-BWBs.

And UA has a lot of confused pilots, generating more rumors.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: superdash
Posted 2013-02-03 09:47:00 and read 7951 times.

You guys are funny. Problem is....this makes A LOT of sense

Hawaiian, while loved, is not an overly profitable airline and their long haul business product is well, sorry, poor. Their market cap is a measly $289M. Double that and stockholders are thrilled. Oh yeah and Hawaiian has $433M in cash. Delta could almost buy Hawaiian with Hawaiian's cash. $500M-$600M for instant expansion of your widebody fleet and near term access to additional widebodies is probably worth the price of admission. Delta could also cut capacity on the competitive long haul routes and probably make back this investment in a year or so. Not to mention, they can create quite the hub at HNL and gain more access to Australia, which they really don't have the planes to serve with now.

Yes, this totally makes sense. Now, will it happen....discuss?

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: boeing773ER
Posted 2013-02-03 09:56:16 and read 7752 times.

Quoting superdash (Reply 48):

The only problem I see with this is; getting it past the Anti-Trust board. The way you phrase it makes perfect sense. But if you would merge DL and HA then there will only be two US carriers with extensive Asian networks. AA does have an Asian network, but really it's not that big.

There is a possibility that it would get through; but I feel like it would be an uphill battle.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: superdash
Posted 2013-02-03 10:06:19 and read 7598 times.

Quoting boeing773ER (Reply 49):

The only problem I see with this is; getting it past the Anti-Trust board. The way you phrase it makes perfect sense. But if you would merge DL and HA then there will only be two US carriers with extensive Asian networks. AA does have an Asian network, but really it's not that big.

The anti-trust will be pretty easy to pass. Hawaiian is tiny and most of their network is unique or is highly competitive (US West Coast routes) and they aren't that profitable. Meaning regulators won't have a big issue with it. But you are right, the overlap on Asia, could create a small issue. So even if Delta has to divest 2 slot pairs at Narita, and they lose HNL-HND, it's still a great deal. That just means more widebodies for the mainland fleet!

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: AeroWesty
Posted 2013-02-03 10:08:20 and read 7571 times.

LOL, you guys are posting about this like it's anywhere close to serious. Is it any wonder the OP has never shown up again?

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: UA787DEN
Posted 2013-02-03 10:35:50 and read 7173 times.

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 51):

LOL, you guys are posting about this like it's anywhere close to serious. Is it any wonder the OP has never shown up again?

I'll take it seriously when there is a statement by somebody important. Until then, its just the 15th time we've seen this, and we won't get bored of making fun of it.

Quoting superdash (Reply 50):
The anti-trust will be pretty easy to pass.

Though true that it is a unique carrier, the issue is, its a unique carrier. I don't think HA wants this, and the state of Hawaii sure doesn't. Much of the Pacific Rim and California would suffer from it. However, if DL wants a quick, cheap expansion of the fleet, HA is a good option. 717s, 767s, and A330s. Not a bad overlap.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: Wingtips56
Posted 2013-02-03 11:03:02 and read 6808 times.

You guys have missed the most obvious solution:

Reconfigure the DC9s to all Business Class, with full flat seating, AVOD and a walk-up bar. Perhaps some of the ex-Legend machines are still available to boost the fleet size. They will be modified to enable in-flight fueling from their fleet of privatized KC10 tankers, which will be fueled and dispatched from the Delta refinery on the East Coast. (And what a smart move that was!) Delt-Ha! will be the premier carrier on the JFK, MIA, ATL, CLT and FWA non-stops to Hawaii. 2x weekly from TOL until they can grow that market.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: NWAROOSTER
Posted 2013-02-03 14:38:43 and read 4274 times.

It must be a pretty slow day on airliners.net.............   

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: Koosi
Posted 2013-02-03 15:25:37 and read 3867 times.

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 51):
LOL, you guys are posting about this like it's anywhere close to serious. Is it any wonder the OP has never shown up again?

I actually think there's a possibility the OP started this thing just for fun and right now he's probably too busy laughing his butt off to post anything. I mean c'mon, he's been on here for over 11 years and this thing pops up like every month. It's always the same scenario - "There's a rumor at [insert airline name here]"/"This pilot at the local bar told me" etc.  

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: PHX787
Posted 2013-02-03 15:28:47 and read 3844 times.

Honestly though, I think if anyone's going to merge, it will be AS and HA but it will be similar to IAG where both of them retain their brand identities.

But I think we found a winner here below:

Quoting Wingtips56 (Reply 53):
Reconfigure the DC9s to all Business Class, with full flat seating, AVOD and a walk-up bar. Perhaps some of the ex-Legend machines are still available to boost the fleet size. They will be modified to enable in-flight fueling from their fleet of privatized KC10 tankers, which will be fueled and dispatched from the Delta refinery on the East Coast. (And what a smart move that was!) Delt-Ha! will be the premier carrier on the JFK, MIA, ATL, CLT and FWA non-stops to Hawaii. 2x weekly from TOL until they can grow that market.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: exFWAOONW
Posted 2013-02-03 18:51:22 and read 3190 times.

Quoting ocracoke (Reply 36):
As for what maintenance facility is big enough to take care of these sudden new rounds of A, B, C, D, E, F, and G checks, I would recommend that it be FWA.

There is a former cargo hub that could be converted to maint. Or, better yet, they could pull the exNW 747F out of the desert and re-start the cargo operation.

Quoting GentFromAlaska (Reply 44):
Darn there goes my theory AC merges with DL. CO is wooed over from UA to join the consortium The new company name would be AC DELCO. Oh wait that ones already taken.

They went into bankruptcy with GM, so, for the right price, that name would be available.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: N908AW
Posted 2013-02-03 18:57:52 and read 3156 times.

This is going to be the most priceless thread ever if this merger actually happens. But it probably won't.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: superdash
Posted 2013-02-03 19:41:10 and read 3053 times.

Quoting UA787DEN (Reply 52):
Though true that it is a unique carrier, the issue is, its a unique carrier. I don't think HA wants this, and the state of Hawaii sure doesn't. Much of the Pacific Rim and California would suffer from it.

If that's true, then Hawaiian better start making some serious coin and boost that market cap. Their ain't much Hawaiian or the State can do if they get bought with their own cash because their stock price was really low.

And I disagree that the Pac Rim and California will suffer. Right now California has plenty of service (and all of the West Coast). Rumors of Southwest getting into the Hawaii game abound and we have Allegiant entering the market. Pac Rim still has service and it would gain a better biz class product.

I'm just sayin, this thing makes complete and total sense and there may be nothing Hawaiian can do about it.

Topic: RE: Rumor HAL To Be Bought By DAL
Username: UA787DEN
Posted 2013-02-04 16:13:33 and read 2254 times.

Quoting superdash (Reply 59):
If that's true, then Hawaiian better start making some serious coin and boost that market cap. Their ain't much Hawaiian or the State can do if they get bought with their own cash because their stock price was really low.

True. But they still don't want it.

The issue is...

Quoting superdash (Reply 59):
this thing makes complete and total sense and there may be nothing Hawaiian can do about it.
Quoting superdash (Reply 59):
Right now California has plenty of service (and all of the West Coast)

Some airports receive their only widebody service and/or Hawaii service from HA. I don't mean all of Cal will suffer. There are so many players in the market.

Still...

Quoting N908AW (Reply 58):
if this merger actually happens. But it probably won't.


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