ContinentalEWR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 3762 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1208 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.
Scooter From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1194 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?
747firstclass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1124 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.