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User currently offlineUprightnlocked From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 124 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2563 times:

Think about it...like the creation of British Airways, does the US need a dominant flag carrier. AA to operate domestic routes fed by UA operating international flights.

UA to operate all 747 and 777
AA to operate hub and spoke with MD80/737/320's

Combined airline to have one market identification - United American Airways.

The biggest issue is anti-trust, but if USair and Delta go away, aren't we basically there already? The LCC could compete for the domestic market and other International carriers would continue to compete on the int'l routes.

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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2537 times:

Here is your answer!


User currently offlineN1120a From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 29356 posts, RR: 73
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2535 times:

No way, no how. It will never happen. It would completely violate Sherman and CO and NW would definately have a problem, since both have significant international ops. The UK has other flag carriers, and while BD and VS are not as big as BA, they provide a significant degree of competition, especially VS. Also, given the size of the US, this would make travel prohibitively expensive and grind commerce to a halt

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User currently offlineAa777flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2337 times:

Would never never happen. First it would violate all types of anti-trust laws. Second, the fleet types are non common it would be an integration nightmare. I highly doubt the APA, APFA, ALPA would EVER agree on intregration issues such as senority, bidding, etc. Third, neither has any $$ to buy the other not to mention the costs of integrating.
What COULD happen is that if either were to go CH7, the other would cherry pick routes, but since fleet types are not common I doubt either would but the others aircraft, escpecially AA who really really is moving towards a simplified fleet.

User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2270 times:

I could see AA taking DL US or CO under it's wing, never UA, it can't and won't happen. We can dream though! I like American United better than United American.  Smile


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40298 posts, RR: 73
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2199 times:

Sounds like a bad idea.

Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2044 times:

You have got to be kidding me....once again! Didnt we have this discussion last week or two weeks ago about this and came to an conclusion that if the UA/AA thing really happened that it would slip further into bankruptcy and cease to exist??

This is the silliest idea that Ive ever heard in my life.

A Safe Flight Begins With Quality Maintenance On The Ground.
User currently offlineILSApproach From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1985 times:

That's a good one.........................LMAO..............can I have some of that to smoke???

 Smokin cool


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