Mozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2132 posts, RR: 14 Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2141 times:
Max, I thought the same thing. But then, I think US alone would not be able to compensate for the loss of UA.
And also, many people around this forum believe that US will sink before UA would. I don't have any facts to have an opinion on that (but I hope both will prosper!), but there you go, noone would think US would be a good gap filler.
EI2KSEA From Ireland, joined Jul 2004, 576 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2124 times:
How about a mix of US, HP and AS to fill the US gap - theres many European airline sin Star, why not do the same in the USA so that when one goes down, not all of your eggs are in 1 basket. Hubs then availiable at LasVegas, Phoenix, Seattle, Charlotte, Philadelphia with a heavy western presence and northeastern US network from DCA, BOS and LGA.
NorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2897 posts, RR: 39 Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 2112 times:
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STAR would likely pick up someone else fairly quickly, my guess is they would woo either Delta or Continental away from Skyteam, probably which ever one gained LHR authority. But i seriously doubt UA will fail first, if at all.
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