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User currently offlineUPRIGHTNLOCKED From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 124 posts, RR: 0
Posted (16 years 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 1502 times:

Will AA buy DL to "keep-up" with UA/US?

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User currently offlineContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (16 years 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1373 times:

I doubt it. AA and DL have overlap (Dallas Ft. Worth is a hub for both carriers)
and American does not need Delta's European or Latin America routes. AMR
needs a partner with strong presence on West Coast (IE America West and
Alaska) and should consider buying one or both.

Delta will probably go it alone, although a link up with Northwest (for Asia)
or Continental is not improbable.

User currently offlineScooter From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 887 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (16 years 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 1359 times:

No, the government would NEVER alow a AA/DL merger...like ContinentalEWR said, there is way too much overlap.

However, I am VERY anxious to hear how AA reacts to the UA/US thing. AMR has quite a track record of fighting back in a fierce way when they are given a challenge...who knows what they have planned. Will they cry foul? Or will they announce a merger of their own?

Look out little guys (HP, AS, etc.)...

San Diego, CA

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 9027 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (16 years 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1322 times:

I hope it happens. With AA and DL teaming up, DFW would become an even stronger hub, as the overlap planes could serve new markets. Plus, their fleets and markets would match up nicely.


User currently offlineHARTSFIELD From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (16 years 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1294 times:

The best thing for Delta would be to buy Continental, or America West.

User currently offline747firstclass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (16 years 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1289 times:

AAs response to all this may be the same that USAir and UA did to stop the BA/AA Alliance. i am surprised that not many people remember that ugly fight. So I dont think AA will try to one up UA but just choose to fight it on regulatory terms. If by chance they see that it isnt working they may make a move of their own. But until that happens look for AA to cry foul.

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