PropilotJW From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 587 posts, RR: 7 Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1272 times:
yes, AA is hiring the lawyers for now, bankruptcy is still a little ways off but if nothing change, we all know it is imminent. We aren't nearly as hurt as UAL but as everyone knows, bankruptcy is a possiblitity for many airlines now.
N777UA From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1224 times:
I doubt that United and USAirways will be the only airlines to file chapter 11. People are looking at the "now" situation way too closely. They think that AA is better off than UA because they are not in chapter 11. AA is in as much trouble as UA was, but is able to stave off chapter 11 longer than UA, because they had more cash on hand. Now, AA is doing what UA did over the summer, asking for concessions (apparently in vain, considering what the unions are saying), and hiring a bankruptcy lawyer.
Believe me, I do not want American to file chapter 11, even though I am a United brat, because even though chapter 11 is saving United from an untimely death, it is a very harsh process. We are losing thousands of employees, losing one of our famed Trans Pacific routes (Los Angeles - Auckland), and will be losing many, if not all, of our mighty 747-400s, as well as many of the 737s and all of the 767-200s. We won't be the huge almighty superpower we were in the mid 1990s, but we will still be there.
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