Jetdeltamsy From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2987 posts, RR: 7 Posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3220 times:
Assuming the price of oil stays above $35 a barrel, what do you see happening in the US domestic industry?
Which companies will survive financially? How will they retool their operations to cope with LCC's? Will hub and spoke networks survive at all? What will happen to pay rates and benefits?
Will hubs close? Will fleets be grounded (i.e. MD80)? Will any carriers cease to exist? Which ones and why?
The author foresees DL/NW/CO cooperating very closely. DL will close it dfw hub. CO will close cle. Both will deploy those assets to operate point to point networks. UA and US will perish. AA will continue to be without a domestic network partner.
Tired of airline bankruptcies....EA/PA/TW and finally DL.
Bjg231 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3065 times:
IMHO, I foresee US passenger numbers to finally return to health. Most if not all of the domestic mainlines and LCC's (who knows about Independence) will be posting small or large profits after the breakup of United, and those large CO and DL orders for 7e7's (now labeled the 787) will finally exist.
On another note, I give it about 1-2 more posts before someone makes a NW DC-9 joke.
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