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NWA CEO Richard Anderson Interview  
User currently offlineDTWNWA From United States of America, joined May 2003, 171 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2993 times:

Here's a link to the interview with CEO Richard Anderson that came in today's paper:


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User currently offlineDTWNWA From United States of America, joined May 2003, 171 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2877 times:

Anderson said something very interesting: The number of legacy carriers could drop to three from the current six. Any idea on how many network carriers we say 10 years ago and how many have been acquired or bought?

User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5646 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2814 times:

In a sense we're already down to 3 legacy carriers: United/USAirways, Continental/Delta/Northwest, and American. The six carriers have already "merged" into 3 groupings.

How much further these groupings blend is up for discussion.

It is my belief that 3 global alliances, Star - oneworld - SkyTeam will affect the local US market as carriers submerge their identity in favor of the globally recognized brand. How long this takes is anyone's guess.

Many carriers have changed their names in the past, after a period of adjustment the new identity became the recognized one.

In a few years we may all be on here reminiscing about Delta, American, United, et al...

And at the risk of using the most over-used and annoying cliche on this forum: only time will tell.

Next Up: STL-DEN-SLC-SFO-PDX-ORD-STL in 25 hours. Two more states off my list.
User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 17577 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2779 times:

I think UAL/U will eventually merge, UAL being the name kept.

The others are tricky it could be..


Or CO/NWA with AA and DL remaining as the third and fourth carriers.

One thing I do know..

UAL, DL, AA will not merge with each other, meaning those three would have to merge with one of the other three..


SO my prediction is..


CO and either DL or NWA

And AA with NWA or AA by itself.

Eastern Air lines flt # 701, EWR-MCO Boeing 757
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