GlobeTrekker From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 851 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2519 times:
KLM agent here.
It is not likely that KLM will keep their independence. It is straight ahead for AF-KL unfortunately. As soon everything is approved you will see some heavy duty brand management going on. Just like a few years ago wit KLM/Alitalia. What a disaster that turned out to be!
I am glad however for KLM.
Happy Flying all,
The World Is A Book And Those Who Do Not Travel Read Only A Page
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2316 times:
AF in fact IS a vampire.
They've killed every airline in France already and are now expanding into Europe.
The scheme is always the same:
1) AF buys the airline for a sum of cash (usually involving some underhand dealings)
2) The airline suddenly starts to run extremely poorly and loosing spades of money
3) a few years later the airline is declared bankrupt with AF being the largest debtor getting all the routes and equipment.