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Could O'Leary Save United?  
User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1450 times:

Much as you love or hate him O'Leary is a successful businessman who turned Ryanair into one of the current most profitable European airlines. He certainly stands out in the crowd, has not yet failed to deliver, and sometimes it is hard to know if he is joking or being dead serious.
But just supposing, and no offence meant to anyone, he was poached to turn round the fortunes of United Airlines in the same way as he succeeded with Ryanair. Do you think he would make a success of this task?



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User currently offlineANA From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 294 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1436 times:

Not with their unions. But he'd probably get rid, quite efficiently, of a lot of other costs that burden UAL.

User currently offlineHz747300 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2004, 1677 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1379 times:
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That would be killer. Flying UA from LAX to SYD without a seat pocket, window shade, or reclining seat!!!

But if the ticket were $250, I'd probably do it. However, I would be heavily sedated from TylenolPM.



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1336 times:

BCAL......dude, what have you been smoking?! Are you insane or high on drugs?!?

If O'Leary took over UA, he would tear the airline apart literally. The chances of him taking over UA is pretty much slim.

Giving O'Leary ideas eh?? You GOT to be crazy!



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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 977 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1310 times:

Much as you love or hate him O'Leary is a successful businessman who turned Ryanair into one of the current most profitable European airlines. He certainly stands out in the crowd, has not yet failed to deliver, and sometimes it is hard to know if he is joking or being dead serious.

So is Herb Kelleher, who I think everyone agrees is a tad more sane than O'Leary. Either way it wouldn't happen.


User currently offlineUprightnlocked From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

The only O'Leary that can save United is Mrs. O'Leary's Cow (google Chicago Fire)

User currently offlineBCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1203 times:

AirframeAS

Not crazy but just curious if O'Leary has a reputation for cutting costs to the bone, then could he do likewise with the high costs burdening UA?

Of course O'Leary taking over at UA would never happen in a million years, but just imagine if he did.

The recent discussion "Is O'Leary Crazy" has been one of my favourite of recent days. The only thing I am high on is laughter at some of the postings!



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